Thursday, 20 November 2014

When it Rains, it Pours... and I'm Drowning!

So the last few weeks I've been very sporadic when it comes to posting on the blog. Everything's good at my end, but I've been drowning in a pile of work! Don't get me wrong, work is always welcome, but the last 10 days were especially tough. 

It's always tough when a new project comes along, there is a sense of excitement about the conceptualising, but most clients are interested in getting the site started, which means slogging over boring old electrical, false ceiling and civil drawings :(  before the good stuff starts. 

Been doing a lot of this lately... not fun at all!

But in between all that boring drafting and checking and numbering switch boards, I've been doodling and coming up with ideas for different spaces... as a break from the mind numbing monotony of making electrical drawings. 

A welcome break... sketching out concepts

A point was reached a few days ago when I noticed I had started gorging on nutella slathered toast and coffee... chocolate and coffee means I'm stressed and overworked! Lol. Today though, things have eased up, and I got in some time to clean the house and re-arrange a few things. And I decided to relax and click a few pics. Feels good to hold onto a camera instead of a mouse :)

Hopefully the weekend should be quiet and relaxed with no crazy running around. X'mas is coming and I need to get organised :) 

[All images by Shalini Pereira- Please do not use without prior written permission]

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Things to be Grateful For

The last year has been quite a roller coaster ride in so many ways. Close friends will know what I'm talking about. And in the midst of all the drama and disappointments, it was quite easy to lose track of how blessed I was and am. It's the little things that make you happy, bring you joy and a sense of satisfaction. And sometimes you over look them or take them for granted.

The blog has definitely been one source of immense satisfaction and joy. I have learned so much, grown so much and made so many interesting and incredible friends through this tiny little piece of myself that I share with all of you. I started this blog around 3 years ago as a sort of timepass :) Because I loved writing and ranting and raving, and to a lot of people's amusement, talking endlessly about myself :) But I'm happy to say that this little blog of mine has come a long way in these 3 years. Still more to learn though, and bigger hills to climb, but in the meantime I would like to say a big 'thank you' to all of you who have supported All Things Nice, written in with feedback, followed, liked and appreciated. THANK YOU! You have no idea how invaluable your comments and encouragement have been and continue to be.

Recognition from the media is also another big encouragement. It lets me know I'm on the right track, and encourages me to aim higher. Last month I was part of the Diwali feature of GoodHomes Magazine, India. This month I'm thrilled to be included in an Hindustan Times Estates feature on India's Top Interior Decor Blogs, along with some of my favourite bloggers. Big shout out to the guys at HT estates for the recognition. 

If you would like to have a look at the feature click here, select the Mumbai issue, select the date of 15th November and then select estates (its not as complicated as it sounds).

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