Sunday, 15 March 2009

week 10 self portrait and indian cuisine


sometimes, i lie on my bed throughout the day to just relax and wash my cares away
my bedroom is my haven
my sanctuary
my sacred space

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sacred life sunday is about sharing what i hold dear and sacred in my life so time spent with my kids definitely fits into that category. today, in celebration of michelle's birthday which was yesterday, we went to a local indian restaurant for lunch. the restaurant - PUNJABI DHABA INDIAN CUISINE - is fairly new to the area and makes quite a statement with its bright orange and yellow walls. the tables are dressed with red, white and blue linen and we were treated to some indian programs on flat screen televisions mounted on the walls. there were also some lovely indian themed prints in frames on the walls....i really liked the mood of the place. it was our first time there and i can tell you the service was great and the food was DELICIOUS!!! Prawn Vindaloo (extra hot) was my choice for lunch. YUMMY!!! i'm already looking forward to going back for more.

beau & aaron

michelle & alex

brad was there too but i neglected to take his pic....shame on me. michelle took one of him with her camera though. reece and his girlfriend, sarina, didn't make it to the restaurant as they were training at the gym in town so we ordered two meals to take home for them.

for dessert, later that afternoon, we had pavlova which i topped with freshly whipped cream, strawberries, cherries, kiwi fruit and passionfruit. i forgot to take a pic but, not to worry, that gives me a perfect excuse to decorate another pavlova for next weekend when we gather again to celebrate beau's and my own birthday.

i feel like i've been such a slacker lately with my blog and also creatively. hopefully, that will change soon so please bear with me.

love, light and peace


  1. I know what you mean by bed! It's the best place in the whole world.

  2. I would say the pavlova counts as being deliciously creative :)

    Gorgeous picture of you :)

    Hugs Serena! Thank you for everything :)

  3. I love pavlova :D have to avoid one tho or I will eat it all lol

    I don't think I've ever had proper Indian food, if its all hot I'll pass lol Don't want to burn my tongue :p

  4. Angelic picture of you!!

    Great birthday celebration at the new restaurant. Sounds like an interesting place--but I'd have to ask for extra mild--hehe!

    Don't worry about the creativity--it seems like it is always cyclical. We need times away so we appreciate it more when it begins to flow again. :):)

  5. I enjoyed all the pics of the kids and beautiful photo of you, I like the whole comp on that one. Okay I'm being patient but I'm looking forward to more of your art!

    Sounds like you had a great day and hope you decorate another....whatever it is you called it.

  6. Yum on the food and your photo is dreamily lovely!! Tell your daughter happy birthday!

  7. Happy Birthday to Michelle. Looks like you all had a wonderful time together.

  8. Mmmmm, pavlova!
    Such a beautiful self portrait Serena, soft and feminine.

  9. hey Serena, thanks for the prayers!
    love the photo of you 'in bed'... my bedroom is my sanctuary too.. I love it.. a place where I am safe from all harm.

  10. Oh, this is such a beautiful photograph...absolutley gorgeous!

    My bed is my sanctuary too...I sometimes find myself surrounded with books, journals, pens and my ipod. It's like a creative and nurturing nest!

  11. Wonderful joyful fun that you share them with all of us! :)

  12. Of course I'm reading the posts backward ... but it surely has been a festival of birthdays in your family :D

    Michelle looked so cute with her braid and hugging her dolls, and now she's a lovely young lady!

  13. That's a great picture of you, Serena. Did you take it yourself? I love the light in it ... you looked really serene and in peace :)

    *I didn't realize you can eat hot, spicy food. You can come and visit me anytime and I'll share my chilli sauce with you!


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