Living out of the box

We shifted into our new place on Saturday.

We have rented a place which is fairly close to our house at Pali Naka, Bandra. The jury is out about whether we shifted because it is a larger place or because it is even closer to Candies. What to do you think?

Well, we don’t have cupboards right now so our clothes are in cartons and we are literally living out of the box.

Luckily the kitchen is somewhat set though we are yet to connect the LPG. So we are back to the initial days of our first house when we depended on home deliveries and the micro wave for food.

There is an interesting problem at this house when it comes to home deliveries. The building door is locked at ten and flat owners get individual locks.

We did not have this on the first night. So we ordered dinner by 8 PM and sat quietly when we felt like an ice cream after dinner. The closest one has come to incarceration so far.

We got the key the next day and seems that restaurants here know the code. So ordering dinner in worked well so far.

We also picked up dinner from Candies last night. After picking up breakfast (why no petite fours with takeaway coffee, that’s petty) and lunch for office. I picked up a butter chicken from Candies. This is the first time I picked an Indian entrĂ©e from there. It was quite tasty. And came with two fairly nice and soft rumali rotis. And we got the post 8 PM 25% discount. Kainaz had a beef rendang which was pretty good, as always.

We had enough of ordering out by last night so I picked up some chicken and Sanjiv Kapoor’s methi chicken mix. You put the two together with 1.5 cups of water and bung it in the micro for 12 minutes. I tasted a bit after Banu made it. Tastes quite good. This was a pleasant change from the other mixes which we have tried which are normally heavier. I guess Sanjiv Kapoor would ask for a certain quality before putting his name to a product. This is a good option for people who can’t cook but don’t want to order out. The spice pack costs Rs 44 or 1 USD.

I hope our gas/ LPG is connected soon. Need to inaugurate our kitchen by whipping up something. All I have made so far is coffee.

By the way we painted our kitchen walls in this nice Goan Portuguese blue. At the risk of sounding like a stalker, Candies has the same blue and white scheme going.


Moonshine said…
Shifting is quite a lot of work.. i wouldnt be able to say i am still settled in properly.. theres still a shoe rack to buy.. pictures to hang up on the wall... phew!!! Arent you tired!!

But its fun too... setting up a house together... quite romantic :)
Kalyan Karmakar said…
@Moonshine. You bet its tiring. Yesterday I had an afternoon nap for the first time in 3 months. At six in the evening.

I don't know if its romantic after 7 years and 3 houses but it is good fun setting house up...get thing to keeo in mind when the irritants come up by the dozen.

At least we cahnged lanes and not cities
Ace of Spades said…
i miss shifting house now. i had at one point shifter 6 houses in 18-20 months.

but unfortunately (or not) i am in the same place for almost a year now despite my brokers best efforts :)
Kalyan Karmakar said…
My first big shift was when I cut the umbelical chord and came to Mumbai on 26th jan, 10 years back. Just needed a big suitcase then. Since then have been moving around Bandra.
Look forward to your first anniversary