I found this well shaped glass lying around in my house, interesting shapes are always a delight for any recycler. So I started about by just randomly making a pattern with blue.
Soon I brought in the light blue-dark blue combo, a favourite of mine and one that can easily bring in beauty to anything. Soon as I was going about I added in the dark green-light green combo, and then a line of yellow and red. The end result:
I decided to hang it. So I did a lanyard knot and the bottle hanging knots with the coir threads from the packages.(will do a post on it soon).
And the end product… Tada!!
Add ons you can try:
- Try the acrylic paint, I had only poster colours, so had to go ahead with those.
- I am yet to varnish too. Varnishing gives a better finish, look and the craft lasts longer.
- You can hang in a bulb, for it can also serve as a lamp.
Let me know what you think and share me your crafts.
As bachelorettes Sindhu (of sindhujp.com) and I often had to spice up our taste buds with outside food. And affordability, packing, quantity and quality make a huge difference.
Lunch Pi offered to give us a taste of their food. Sindhu ordered lasagna and I ordered the Special Veg Thali, we also ordered a chicken kebab.
The thali was absolutely delicious. The items were fried rice, 2 naan and 2 gravies- dal makhani and butter masala, tikka, raitha and a sweet. The quantity is really good, it’s a treat for heavy eaters.
The kebab, though not of my taste, was liked by Sindhu. I am still very choosy on my meat choices.
The packing deserves a special mention. All the items instead of usually being stuffed in a cover, was laid out in a neat cardboard box. Not only is the packing environment friendly, the spoon is recyclable too..which is made of wood.
This is one old post that has been lying in my drafts for a very very very long time. Atlast, I decided to dust it out.
I have been in Chennai for a long time now. But I was not much of a roamer or explorer.. its not that I dint want to but situations like being stuck in atypical “strict Chennai engineering college” plus financial dependence restricted me.
year and half three years I have been working in our Singara Chennai, now that I am financially independent, I visit place here and there. Then I thought why not have a list.. so as I was googling through a lot of sites (reallly a loooot) .. I finally choose a list (link) I came across a Random blog. I found it easy and doable and short. Compared to 1000 things lists for a person who hasn’t roamed much.
So here is my 100. I have edit them to my preferences too. For example.. I don’t find Tibbs Frankie that great that to be on the list. I had added in a few hearing a lot of hype too like the Sandy’s Chocolate Laboratory, That Madras Place… but they utterly disappointed me.
My 100 things to do in Chennai.
The Island grounds trade fair!
Shopping in PONDY BAZAR is a must experience.
- A rickshaw ride in the streets of chennai
- A visit to Theosophical society
Eat thalapakatti biryani in Dindugul Thalapakati
Visit Birla Planetarium
St.Thomas mount church
- Eat Sandwich Outside Alsa Mall (BALAJI SANDWICH)
- An early morning Jog on Beach road.
- Haunted House, Valmiki Nagar
Watch a movie at sathyam cinemas.
- Chettinad Palace
Idly sambar and vadai from Rathna cafe.
Phoenix Market City
- Watching first day first show of a mass movie.
- The breadth taking view from thalankuppam pier
- 41 Royal Sandwich stall
- Visit the Anna Centennary Library
Peaceful walk on the roads of IIT MADRAS
- Spend a day watching Movie / Movie marathon
- Mudaliyar Kuppam
- Playing volleyball early morning beach
- Puri Jagannath Temple
MGM Dizee World
- Drinking Panner soda, Vasu brand in Mylapore.
- Having ATHO (Burmese food)
- Vadapalani Murugan Koyil
- Anna Nagar Tower Park
- Water sport facility on the East Coast Road
- Amethyst cafe, Royapettah
Travel in MTC bus
- Pulicat lake
- Ubbalamadugu Falls (Tada Falls)
- Have Samosas @ The Samosa Factory
Eating a crispy molaga in beach
Attending TECHOFES @ Anna University
- Burma Bazzaar
Shopping At Spencer Plaza
- Visit Vandalur zoo
- Visit Crocodile Bank
- Italian cuisine @ CUP O’ CAFE
Shopping at Chennai City Center
- Visiting Anna Square
Get ADVENTUROUS and SPORTY at OFF ROAD SPORTS
- Bird Watch @ Vedanthankal Lake Bird Sanctuary
- Watch a CSK match in Chepauk stadium
- Trek,Swim and relax at Kone falls
- Besant nagar church(Annai Velankanni Church)
- Visit Royapuram Fishing Harbour
- Koyembedu flower market
- CATAMARAN RIDE
- Visit Connemara library
- Eating in titanic fastfood @marina
- Relaxing at semmozhi poonga garden
HOTEL SARAVANA BHAVAN
- Have Biriyani @Amirunnisa Biryani
- Visit chembarambakkam lake
Go to the annual Chennai Book Fair
Electronics shopping Ritchie street
- Photoshoot @ ALAMPARAI FORT
- Visit Chokhi Dhani
Travelling chennai through train
- Have a unique flavored icecream at AMADORA
- HALF COOKED GHANA/JIVARA CAKE at Ecstasy
Visit Valluvar Kottam
- New year celebration in marina beach
- Visit Egmore museum. Especially take pics with T-Rex
- Cafe Chokolade @ Egmore
- Have Biryani @Charminar Biryani Centre
Sip a drink @ Fruit Shop on Greams Road.
Participate in Turtle Walk at Chennai Beach
- Old Curiosity Shop
Listening to RJBalaji
- Flying kites In Marina Beach. It’s banned as of now.
- 96 Go-Kart !
- Bowling @ DownUnder
- Visiting the Haunted De Monte Colony
- Alwar Book Stall
- Attend Madras music season
- Dinner @ KAILASH PARBAT
Visit Cotton street at Pantheon road
The Chocolate Room, Velachery. One over hyped place
- Visit Santhome Church
- Watch movie @ PRARTHANA BEACH DRIVE-IN THEATRE
- Visit HigginBothams – Mount Road
- Ultimate Fun in ECR !!
- Going to the top of light house
- Visit Chennai’s ISKON TEMPLE
- Travelling in “Anna Durai’s auto” !
Sandwich from a stall in Nungambakkam High Road and Jaganathan street.
Is there anything you think I should add? Tell me :)
When you don’t have a single click in your mobile, what does it mean? You were too busy gawking! Book fairs I say, its an adventure land altogether.
BAPASI has come back with a bang with a splendid book fair this year!! From famous publishers, to who’s who of book retailers you have them all.
Two more awesome things of the fair:
First, our Chennai Bloggers Club is the official blogging partner!
Second, we have released a book! An anthology on the devastating floods in Chennai. The book ‘After the flood‘ is a collections of the experiences of 20 bloggers of CBC. You can grab your copy in stall 437. To be duly noted is that part of the proceeds of the sale is contributed to flood affected orphanages. The Fair is until the 13th of June. There are over 600 stalls and all of them offer a minimum 10% discount on all books.
As for me, while trying so hard not to buy any book for myself (when you have 30 books already yet to read!), I just had to pick an unabridged Jane Eyre and three story books for my niece. And another three Roald Dahl books for…cough…in the name of my niece.
Books are the best Aint it!!😀