Goodbye December and second half of 2020

The Science of Wellbeing. Dark. Informative Instalive. Retreat for wellness 2.0. Supervision Training Course. Golden Girls marathon. Virtual Christmas in July. Neuro Linguistic Programming course. YouTube interview : travels and inspirations. SAS rock and roll! Cooking triumphs! Beta readers delight! Rakshabandhan surprise by Manisha! Aboriginal culture and safety training. Part 2 title reveal. Rainbow sighting. Tanishq turns 18! Meet the characters of ‘the Exiled Rogue series’.

Certified Supervisor and member of the ACA college of supervisors. Virtual author interview about #coter and #ooter on YouTube. Strawberry Watermelon cake. 5 trips around the sun. #ooter book teaser. Wu Xing Garden sketch reveal. Mayyur turns 40 in style. Navdeep & Sandy complete 20 years. The Origin of the Exiled Rogue trailer and virtual book launch. #ooter becomes an Amazon bestseller! Friends and family all over the world pose with the ebook cover!

Yahoo! news features The Exiled Rogue series! Freshly baked Cookies as we all meet again. Mom turns 75 in MG! #ooter book launch with signed copies of the paperback! A 42nd birthday filled with gratitude. Cakemail surprise from Revna! Diwali joys with summer days! #ooter reviews. #coter and #ooter become part of the State Library of Victoria! Queens Gambit. Annie’s yummy cupcakes! Coburgers and Edgars Creek. Who would I cast as the characters of my Trilogy?

ESPN celebrate a decade! On an aeroplane after 11 months! Brisbane-Bribie-Noosa-Monteville-Goldcoast-Stradbrooke and all the beautiful memories in between! Thank you Nishant, Nirmal and Nyx. Ludo (the film and the game). Crown season 4. Good bye 2020.

2021: the year we catch up with family reunions and milestone celebrations.


Goodbye June and first half of 2020

Third New Year’s Eve at NOIR. #COTER trailer, ebook and paperback releases. Mumbai airport pit stop. Dubai reunions galore! Memory book by Ambreen; one of my most cherished gifts. Holding the first copy of COTER. Prathna turns 50. The Dubai launch and book signing, with my family and loved ones. Book reading by my Amma Pratibha Rao. Quality time with my bestie. Emirates International School talk with senior students.

Mumbai launch and book signing. Book reading by author Nandini Dhanani. Ekta and Anjali make the moment even more special. Singapore celebration. Melbourne event with surprise T-shirts! Book reading by Divyesh Udeshi. Rath Yatra and amusement park rides on a sunny day. COTER becomes an Amazon #1 Bestselling ebook! Start writing part 2 of the trilogy. Retreat for wellness begins. Amy comes to Melbourne. Outlander. Breezy buzz cut. Veer turns 40: virtual birthday song.

Zoom catch up with Kings college gang. Instalive as an Author and then as a Counsellor. Mom and Dad’s 56th Wedding Anniversary. Reacquainted with Baking. Complete writing Part 2, editing commences. Short story gets published: Fairy Tales – Rewind. Start writing Part 3. Revna turns 25. Three years in Australia. Love Schitt’s Creek! Games on Zoom with Sappu, Amy and Bob! Into the night. Teasers ready for book 2. Will and Grace ends. Launched a counselling blog on Medium. Morning Wars. Supervision training begins. Buddha . The world starts to open. Defending Jacob. Winter begins. Alex turns 30. Finished writing part 3. The Exiled Rogue series logo unveiled. 16/6

6 months ago I was eagerly awaiting the launch of my first book. 6 months later, here I am, having finished writing the second and third. Always look for silver linings, you will find them.

Goodbye December and second half of 2019

Mumbai pit stop. Lovely London. Leicester Family Love. College reunion. London Sky Garden. Highclere castle delights with the Sidhu Sisters. First time in Canada! Niagara majesty. Trotting in Toronto. Meeting Rohan & Burgess after 3 years! Tanishq’s Janya! Shonali weds Bikram. The squadrone rules! Divina turns 18! Montreal treks with Nav! Rani Cersei Sa honours her subject! Day trip to Quebec. Meeting the author Nandini in Mumbai with dear Shanoo. Thali with Addy and Abhi in Melbourne! My third Christmas in July! Terracotta Warriors Exhibit. Missing Veer. Black Forest croissant at LUNE. Abbotsford Convent Wellbeing Centre. Atul surprises! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert. Bryan’s surprise birthday breakfast. Hedwig Hopetoun High Tea. Tasting Menu Thali at Daughter-in-law. Rainy White Night. Culinary learning. Switchboard Shifts begin! Sheesha gang outings. Downton Abbey – the film! Jaiveer turns 1! Missing Mayyur and Mussorie. First milestone 20/9! Elwood Promenade. Royal Botanic picnic. Second milestone 27/9. Sapna and the Belgian chocolate feast! ASIST suicide prevention workshop. Monster Nutella croissant. Sandeep’s flying visit. Sydney celebrations. Beauty of Bondi. Potter birthday for Hedwig. First Diwali with Sanjay. A movie with Sandeep after so long. Rishi’s second birthday in Melbourne. Won tickets to the ‘Last Christmas’ preview show! #sandyturns41 in Hong Kong! Reunion with Veer, Sidhu sisters, Ekta, Rakesh, Prashant, Manisha and big bro Vinod. Monestaries, the Tian Tan Buddha and lots of adventure. A cake as tall as me! Saahil’s first trip to Melbourne! Drumplings night out. Thali tradition continues. A spontaneous laugh riot with three gorgeous Afghani women. St. Kilda boys celebration. Frozen 2. Title reveal of my first novel: The Codes of the Exiled Rogue! Never stop working to make your DreamS come true. Rustica, new neighbourhood haunt. Sandeep visits on the hottest day of the year! The Sky is Pink. Holiday season begins with a bang! The storm from Dubai is here! Welcome Sapna!

We are entering a new decade, let’s leave behind everything that doesn’t serve us, accept the apologies we never got, build healthier boundaries and always be our authentic self.

Welcome 2020!

Happy New Decade!