images (1) Its been a while since I actually enjoyed winter… the winter season of 2013 took me back as usual to the winters of Shillong, winter holidays, cozying up at home.. with the heater to warm the home. Warming ourselves in the crisp sun..  eating oranges… and well I would have a gala time running around with my pet dog who would equally love to laze around or lope around with me in the yard…  Mostly enjoying the holidays… as one would walk up and down the familiar routes, the senses would be thrilled with the fresh pine scented breeze or eucalyptus scented breeze…

Fluffy hand made quilts… and burying down under them and reading my comics with a torch way past midnight…

Having hot-dogs and momos with friends…

And tea time would have a different meaning to during holidays as I would have my favorite aunts visiting me and it would be session of story telling.. and laughter… and good food. I knew my Aunt would get me treats on her way to visit me.. .

We would all warm our cold feet inside our quilts while my mother and sisters would warm my heart with familiar sister teasing and cracking jokes and spicy gossip.. For a teen it was a cozy and sheltered world of her own..  just soaking in the air of warmth and joy. How I miss those times.. the same aunt would knit me loads of winter wear which she would proudly have me wear…  I still remember fondly the avid discussions we had on our favorite singers… Sigh…

During the new year we would have a big feast of the tasty meat dishes and rice pilafs… yummm… mom would love showing off with her sisters… 🙂

I would love this time specially as  I would get the time to go to the library and read read read… as much as I wanted… as there was nothing I was supposed to do… just chill…  when I was not with friends.

And when Dad was free, it would be exciting to visit the market with him, feeling like an adult and shop for groceries… hahahah 🙂

Life was so much more simpler… so much more natural…

Yes, this year, the sharp winter wind took me back to some very good times…which I treasure even now.