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February 03, 2007

Grüße from Zurich!

I cant be away too long from this blog especially when I have so many things to share. So after making Ashu sleep and generously letting Hd make dinner, here I am. Ashu waved bye bye to her precious grand parents and boarded the plane bravely in Bangalore. I on the other hand was crying. Before a stranger that too. Because he asked me to pay up for excess baggage. I could have sent the things by cargo for half the fine. Anyway, I paid up after a little bargaining. I hate Lufthansa! Probably, because of this heavy drama, the rest of the journey went smoothly. Ashu slept half the time in the flight. The rest of the time, she was looking at the small baby next to us and playing with her toys and books. When we landed in Frankfurt, she started asking for her dad and looked at me as if I had cheated her and brought her to some Dadforsaken place! One more hour of flying, baby! That went fine too. Rushed through immigration in Zurich and went to the baggage area. I could see Hd standing outside. I took Ashu in her stroller and put her near the glass wall and Hd was looking at her from the other side. Ashu was looking at all the people standing there and when her eyes went to Hd, her whole face lit up and she screamed "APPA"!! I ran and collected the baggage and went out. Ashu ran to her dad and he gave her a stuffed bear and bunch of tulips for me. The taxi driver helped me with the baggage and when we went out,... Well, well, well! What do you think? There was this white stretch Limousine and the driver was standing with the door open for me and Ashu! I just died and went to heaven straight in the Limo! I took some photos before of course! :) Hd has given me very many surprises before but I used to always guess or sort of get a hint on what he was upto. But this time, the whole thing was such a surprise that it was too much. I actually climbed into a Limo! The whole leather interior, the mini bar with Crystal glasses, the lightings, the music, everything was so beautiful! It was 30 mins drive from the airport to home and for the first time in our married life, I did nt ask Hd, "How much?" Because after 4 months of delay in getting the visa and the 12 hour flight, I knew I deserved such a welcome.

Ashu would nt let go of her dad even for a minute. She follows him everywhere like a puppy and stands guard at the bathroom door when hes using it. Last night she slept for 12 hours and then took a nap in the morning. So the jet lag is not that bad. Shes eating without a fuss because shes with her dad. I mean, you should see her face. She has this loyal look as if she would do anything for her dad. Im almost in tears whenever she calls Appa with a pain in her voice. Even though she never once asked for Dad or showed in any way that she missed him when we were in Bangalore, the pain in her voice now says it all. My poor little darling! The flat which is our home now is on the 10th floor and the views are amazing. Theres a farm on one side were there are cows and horses. The other side has a view of the city and the night view is awesome especially with a full moon like yesterday. Cant ask for more. Someone up there really likes me. Thank you pal and take care of the Lufthansa people for me, will ya?

25 comments:

mumbaigirl said...

Got tears reading this post! So happy that you and Ashu are reunited with your HD and in such a wonderful way.

Archana said...

Lovely story :-)!

F e r r a r i said...

WOW! Great to hear that Boo. Have a great time there ;)

Anonymous said...

Cooooooooool...! Thats a 'Fantastic ReUnion' for all 3..! Have a Great time..!

Anonymous said...

Your HD is sooooooooo romantic!! Lucky Boo! :-)

love
lakshmi

Shyam said...

Good to see you're back clogging, boo! :)

Shyam said...

AAAAUGH! BLOGGING, I meant BLOGGING! (not what I typed)! *hangs head in embarrassment*

Praba said...

wow! what an amazing reunion! Happy for you guys!limo, Farm view, moonlit sky eh - hmm...one romantic story...:-)


praba

shobha said...

hey girl :) am really happy for you. i finished reading and am a little misty eyed right now ...
have loads of fun and happy bonding, you guys!

mommyof2 said...

awwww.. that was very nice of ur hubby:-) enjoy ur reunion;-)

loveinmylife said...

Is Lufthansa a generally reliable airline? I have heard good things about them, but since I've never flown internationally I don't have much to compare them to.

icarus prakash said...

what about the duet? zurich nagaram uRangum nEram :-).. paaDinIngLA :-)

Kowsalya Subramanian said...

That was a very fantastic and romantic ;) reunion.

Priya said...

Ok, now you're making me downright jealous! :-(

And that limo IS cool - I understand why you went to heaven :-)

Have a great time there, Boo!

artnavy said...

awesome eunion- ashu must be the littlest limo user ever

" dadforsaken" place- oh i loved that- very boo style

is HD romantic or what

Dubukku said...

aiyoo haiyaiyoo...HD engalai ellam vambula maati vudreengale...!!!

and danks a ton for the indibloggies nomination..just noticed it :))
(so indha varushamum aapu enakke :)) )

@ said...

good to have u back, Boo!
and so suveeet of your husband..also glad i was wrong with my prediction of Ashu's reaction :) :)

Anonymous said...

I am a frequent visitor to your blog and I find it so humorous and insightful!

Nee said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Really happy to hear about the reunion being even better than you imagined!

'Dadforsaken'- kalakkitai Boo! :-)

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

Hi Boo
I am a regular visitor 2 ur blog...I have gone thru the Lufthansa Excess Baggage Experience and yeah it sucks :( They made me shelve out lotsa money at LAX enroute to Chennai...

Premalatha said...

Great to hear the story. Have fun. Limo is beautiful. :)

Gabdu's Mommy said...

oooh Limo and all ! Ur hubs is gr8 is all I can say :) Dadforsaken :) Good one

Anonymous said...

Bhuvana...i read everything you wrote..I feel nostalgic about my small daughter who is in India and missing me very much (as I miss her). Thanks for rekindling the memories..and all the best...

Ajith

Orchid said...

Hello boo,
nice reunion and a nicer narration.... good for your li'l daughter..keep the stories coming :)

The Mad Momma said...

you're back and I got to know so late... didnt anticipate you getting back to blogging so soon!!! And you are as bad as me... forsaking all else to the higher cause of blogging!!!! the welcome back sounds amazing.. one for the books.. and i have to admit I would also die if I had a stretch limo picking me up.. now post some pics of the house you have just decorated!