Why this blog is called "Gallimaufry".

gal-uh-MAW-free\, noun.

Originally meaning "a hash of various kinds of meats," "gallimaufry" comes from French galimafrée; in Old French, from the word galer, "to rejoice, to make merry"; in old English: gala + mafrer: "to eat much," and from Medieval Dutch maffelen: "to open one's mouth wide."

It's also a dish made by hashing up odds and ends of food; a heterogeneous mixture; a hodge-podge; a ragout; a confused jumble; a ridiculous medley; a promiscuous (!) assemblage of persons.

Those of you who know me, will, I’m sure, understand how well some of these phrases (barring the "promiscuous" bit!) fit me.

More importantly, this blog is an ode to my love for Shimla. I hope to show you this little town through my eyes. If you don't see too many people in it, forgive me, because I'm a little chary of turning this into a human zoo.

Stop by for a spell, look at my pictures, ask me questions about Shimla, if you wish. I shall try and answer them as best as I can. Let's be friends for a while....

31 March 2009

I say a little prayer for you....

DutchCookie, you're in my thoughts.... Be safe. Be healthy. Both of you.

Daman, may you get what you want.

I say a little prayer for you

Anil, Smita, Rishi and Richa.

Melanie and Dan.

I say a little prayer for you

Wendy
&
Brian,
for peace and consolation.

Christina: for your fieldwork, for your run.

I say a little prayer for you

Sanchia: for peace.

Tulip: for your home issue to be resolved very very soon.

I say a little prayer for you

Rani & Mo: for good health & speedy recovery.

Hannah: for good health.

Ozzie. Because.

Vin.



3 comments:

Sssst! said...

you really are the sweetest spouse a girl could ask for :-) You are so going to be honorary auntie when the time is right. xx

Jen said...

You would have to be one of the dearest, kindest people on the planet.

theardentthread said...

Another little prayer for Cookie and Ozzie.

Related Posts with Thumbnails