One morning Archana called up and invited Aarohi and me over for tea so that me could meet before she left the shores of India. I took her flowers and Aarohi brought her one of her beautiful painted kettles.
There was a wonderful spread at the table - cold salad, muffins, banana chips...
...and deep dark fruitcake on pretty plates.
Of course there was piping hot perfectly blended Masala Chai in the most enormous cups that I have ever seen.
We ate and we talked and talked and ate some more, we laughed and clicked photographs and shared memories...
This was a warm and happy morning that I would not forget.
While we may grumble about the internet and how much of our time it takes from us, I do believe the pros outweigh the cons. Some of the nicest friendships with inspirational people have been made due to blogging.
Please take some time to read about both the extraordinary women that I had tea with at my other blog called Gilaas of Chai >>
I thought it would be more appropriate to shift the rest of this post there because the pictures are BIGGER which is when they look best. Also more importantly, that is where I first met Archana which eventually led to the now famous tea party :)