"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Christmas Cakes

Before the clock struck eight this morning,
Anu had summoned an auto-rickshaw to the house.
We were off to the local shops.

On Christmas Eve, as soon as the bakery opens, I buy Christmas cakes.
It’s a bulk purchase:
for ourselves
and for small thank-you gifts,
to the many people who, with Shaji Dalila and Anu, keep our household running smoothly throughout the year.



Pictures taken in the Muslim Bakery, Kunnumpuram, Fort Cochin.

8 responses

  1. ed

    happy christmas to those of all faiths and to those with none

    December 24, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    • And also to “none of the above”..

      December 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

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  3. Toffeeapple

    Enjoy your cakes and celebrations.

    December 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    • We seem to have received almost as many cakes as we gave! The fridge is going to pretty full for a week or two..
      Merry Christmas “Toffeapple”!

      December 25, 2011 at 7:39 am

  4. What an abundance of Christmas goodies! Christmas blessings to all.

    December 25, 2011 at 3:10 am

    • Wishing you all you want for Christmas…

      December 25, 2011 at 7:41 am

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