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Travel musings – Forest Trek

“The forest hides many secrets” ~ Bane, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone. 

And this forest hid a beautiful stream flowing happily towards the Kempty Falls.

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Travel musings – Essen, Germany

The lush greenery is finally here after the incessant rains.

Meanwhile I’m reminded of the vibrant greens at Grugapark- a biodiversity park in Essen, Germany.

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Cichhetti by Mr. Beans, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Cichhetti in Italian means “small bites” and is a regular favourite in the streets of Venice. Going by the same notion, Cichhetti by Mr. Beans is into serving calorie counted dishes which fulfil you but just in the right way with no overwhelmed belly. That way you are able to savour more dishes with no guilty pleasures.

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Smoking Cranberry Jalapeño Cream Cheese dome: Cheese is smoked and infused with finely chopped garlic, jalapeños and olives and served with crunchy crackers, a spiced jam of raspberries & cranberries, sliced olives, jalapeños and green apple.

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Cheddar & Chive Scones: Freshly baked English scones having a bitter flavour because of chives and served with the raspberries & cranberries spiced jam, butter and cream cheese. The scones have a soft yet crumbly texture.

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Goth Aglio Olio in linguini: As if the magic of Aglio Olio was not enough that these guys prepared linguini in mushroom sauce. The flavour of the button, shiitake and porcini mushrooms is so enchanting and the pasta is super slurpy.

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Coq Au Vin – Red Wine Chicken: Highly highly recommended! The juicy chicken legs and breast are served with crispy bacon strips, mashed potatoes and grilled baby onions, button mushrooms, beans and broccoli. The chicken is so tender that it readily comes off the bone and goes so well with the creamy mashed potatoes.

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Vanilla & coconut panna cotta: First, the creamy yet smooth texture of this dessert will blow your mind. Second, the combination of vanilla and coconut is so mesmerising that you will want to savour this forever. Third, the tanginess of the strawberry sorbet goes compliments the panna cotta. Lastly the freshly baked meringues actually melt in your mouth.

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Football chronicles

The child in me

Always follows

The tip-tap of the balls

In the playground

Or on the screen.

 

I enjoy the ball

And kick it with gusto

With gay abandon

In the grass fields.

 

Subdued by my opponents 

One by one

I broke my leg

And become a fallen warrior.

 

And with a broken leg

My life continues

The excitement of a first surgery

The thrill of a fully healed leg.

 

With a recovering knee

I strive day and night

Balancing my work

And life.

 

And with a post injured leg

I compete for table tennis

Winning every round

Giving loves to my opponents.

 

The finals beckon the 

Winner in me

And my legs support 

My heart’s desire.

 

But too arduous 

Are the ways of destiny

When I lose the sets

One by one.

 

I wish I was the winner

They call me a runner up

Maybe the next time

I will show off my trophy.