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My favourite read …

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About 6 years ago during my adventures in London, I came across a book that I fell in love with, cried and could relate on so many levels. During my move I misplaced the book and then 6 months ago I remembered and had to place a special order for my book which has a rather odd title – For Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita Daswani.

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The book is set in two totally different continents in two bustling cities,  Bombay and New York. “Anju” is the damsel who we come to love and share her journey as her family in India try to find her a suitable boy to marry. Anju lives in New York. A modern Indian girl who loves drinking cocktails and fashion, but every time she returns home to visit her family she is put through this whole process of meeting suitors. I identify with Anju and often find myself laughing out aloud when I am reading this book.

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This book is a must read its light , funny , sad and let’s us each walk away with a glimmer of hope. The following are some of my favourite lines in the book :

  1. “why aren’t you married yet?”.
  2. “he looks like he should be on some America’s Most Wanted List”.
  3. “in your baby pink sari ,you look like a marshmallow .All soft and sweet and fluffy and nothing inside but air.That’s what he wants.
  4. “I don’t want you to be happy .I want you to be married.”.
  5. “Beti,the boy destined for you is already born.He is somewhere in the world.We just have to find him.”.
  6. “First get married ,then do what you want.”.
  7. “he was just like every other guy I’d known- scared and closeminded.”.
  8. “I’ve met your soulmate, I’ve met the man you are going to marry.”.
  9. “we need to be two independent people in this.That’s the only way we can see if its going to work.”.
  10. “Rohan led me around the nuptial fire and I followed , our karmas cleansed by its warmth, our lives starting anew”.

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Join Anju on her quest of finding a husband feel her emotions and never give up hope :).

Ciao xxx.

Ps what are you reading?

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Carrie Bradshaw…

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 All us girls secretly wish we were one of the girls from Sex in the City. Do you really blame us with all those gorgeous shoes, clothing, glamorous life and not forgetting the drop dead gorgeous hunks all set in New York .I recall secretly watching the show as a teenager and loving every minute of it. I loved Carrie’s collection of shoes that would defo feed a small African country and not forgetting her romance with Mr Big. I found these awesome quotes online and decided to share them …

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1.’I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!’

2. ‘You and I are so over we need a new word for it.’

3. ‘The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun’

4. ‘And then I realised something, twenty-something girls are just fabulous, until you see one with the man who broke your heart.’

5. ‘I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet.’

6. ‘I’m thinking balls are to men, what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag but we’d feel naked in public without it.’

7. ‘You and I are like that red wall. It’s a good idea in theory, but somehow it doesn’t quite work.’

8. ‘Oh, it’s never different! It’s six years of never being different! This is it! I am done! Don’t call me ever again! Forget you know my number! In fact, forget you know my name! And you can drive up this street all you want – because I don’t live here any more!’

9. ‘Oh my God! Do you know what these are? Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes! I thought these were an urban shoe myth!’
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10. ‘Somewhere out there is another little freak who will love us and understand us and kiss our three heads and make it all better’

11. ‘I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it.’

12. ‘When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.’

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13. ‘I couldn’t understand a word she was saying, but I felt I had in my possession all the Italian I’d ever need to know: Dolce, Dolce, Dolce.’

14. ‘I will not be the first one to speak. And if he never calls me again, I’ll always think of him fondly, as an asshole.’

15. ‘Beauty is fleeting, but a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park is forever.’

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16. ‘I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.’

17. ‘I used to think those people who sat alone at Starbucks writing on their laptops were pretentious posers. Now I know: They are people who have recently moved in with someone.’

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18. ‘Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.’

19. ‘They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.’

20. ‘Life gives you lots of chances to screw up which means you have just as many chances to get it right.’

21. ‘There comes a point in every relationship when romance gives way to reality.’

22. ‘After all, seasons change, so do cities; people come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.ear. I think you’re done.’

23. ‘Women come to New York for the two L’s: Labels and Love.’

These are just some of my Carrie wisdom which I love 🙂 Yes! Yes! I wish I was Carrie in Sex in the City and yes, I am still holding on waiting for Mr Big to make up his mind and build me a walk in shoe closet 😉

Serendipity

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Ever since I watched this movie over ten years ago, I have fallen in love with this word and this movie.Serendipity means a happy accident or a pleasant surprise. In 2004 it was voted into the top ten most difficult words to translate.I am a firm believer in fate and destiny, I guess thats why I love this word.Serendipity has a romantic notion attached to it which the soppy romantic within me loves.

Serendipity the movie was realised in 2001 and stars John Cusack and the lovely Kate Beckinsale and is a romantic comedy.The movie is set in New York city during the Christmas holiday. In a twist of fate the couple meet in a busy department store before going to Serendipity 3 the coffee shop.Its on my Bucket List to visit New York and have a hot chocolate in this coffee shop since watching this movie.In the movie a $5 dollar note and a book called Love in the time of Cholera play a part in this couples destiny.(the crazy book addict within me has bought the book.).The soundtrack is pretty awesome and features Van Morrison, Annie Lennox, David Gray and John Mayer.

So without giving more away go and watch this movie its great makes you have faith in Serendipity.
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