Peckish Me on Media!

Lady Grouchalot
I can't believe I missed this, but Peckish Me, my beloved baby of a food blog has been featured on Sunday Times and Life Online the past few weeks! The response has been tremendous. Which also goes to show that I am doing something right. When you put your heart, soul and everything you've got into something and when ...

Chocolate cake and other stories

Lady Grouchalot
This week. It deserves a large slice of chocolate cake all on its own. Death by Chocolate. No, make that chocolate fudge cake. Now that I think about it, one slice wont cut it, make it an entire cake. ALL to myself. It's been an exhausting week, the crazy kind of week when one day it's Monday and suddenly, ...

Metal by the Sea

Lady Grouchalot
Thinking back on all the events that I have attended, I think I simply must say this - one has not truly lived if one has not experienced metal by the sea. No I don’t mean the type that corrodes with the sea breeze. I mean metal music – the rawness, the unadulterated pureness of emotion that it brings ...

On time and being "busy"

Lady Grouchalot
As a child, I had wanted to be busy. I used to look at my parents and others who I used to regard as adults and marvel at how wonderful their lives may be, how important they must feel, to be so busy all the time. As a university student, I smirked whenever someone said they were busy. I ...

On time and being "busy"

Lady Grouchalot
As a child, I had wanted to be busy. I used to look at my parents and others who I used to regard as adults and marvel at how wonderful their lives may be, how important they must feel, to be so busy all the time. As a university student, I smirked whenever someone said they were busy. I ...

Writing theses & making enemies

Lady Grouchalot
CHOCOLATE!! I NEED CHO CO LATE!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!! Such is my eternal mood these days. I lay brooding in my thesis induced state in a nest of chocolate wrappers, surrounded by crumbs of Twix, KitKat and Ritzbury Chocolate fingers (I kid you not, that stuff is GOOD!), starring spaced out at a computer screen, so much so that the screen ...

Theses and life in general these days

Lady Grouchalot
So what do you do when you have a thesis to write and less than a month to submit it? You eat, drink, you finish the book you've been reading, write a verse or two, knead some bread (and bake it), watch a movie and then write a longass blog post about it. Really I am pathetic. So as ...

Stranger in a Sari

Lady Grouchalot
When Dinesh Ravindra Gunaratne (otherwise known as DRG), longtime friend, movie maker and fellow arts-enthusiast invited us for “Stranger in a Sari”, I literally rubbed my hands together and said “finally!” Having known this individual for quite a while as an incredibly gifted artistic soul with this sense of something (we have always interpreted as) just bursting to come ...

Bridal Diaries - Part II

Lady Grouchalot
So I went for my very first "beauty" treatment thingy. So all the cajoling, chastising, scolding, threatening and bulling by both Mother Dearest and the lovely girl who will be dressing me for the big day (who can be pretty scary when she wants to be btw) came into fruition as I headed salon-ward the other day. "Why you ...

Soar(ing) over the Kingdoms of the Earth

Lady Grouchalot
Well, he’s gone and done it again. If you’ve been following my rants, you’ve probably come across my rants (for they are rants and not "reviews" as I have trouble taking myself all too seriously to call myself a "reviewer") on Cadence of Your Tears and then The Ascetic Paradox. And if you have come across those rants you’re ...

Bridal Diaries - Chapter 1

Lady Grouchalot
And so the wedding frenzy begins. Sigh. Me in all my naivety had thought that a wedding is all about putting on a dress, looking pretty and just showing up at the event. But apparently, that doesn't even scratch the surface. So there I sat in the waiting room of the designated seamstress the other day, amongst other bridezillas ...

2015 in a nutshell

Lady Grouchalot
2015 has been life changing. Quite literally. Being a Scorpio, my life has always been one of fate. And fate has been at its very peak this year. Fateful encounters albeit troublesome leading to the enrichment and the closer bonding of other fateful relationships (although they came a little too late), a greater clarity in matters, revelations, enlightenment, it's ...

Half a ton of brassieres unloaded on to The President's front yard

Lady Grouchalot
On breaking news today, half a ton of "brassieres" were unloaded onto the front yard of the President's House in an order to appease HE The President who was reportedly feeling "rather left out" after the bra-throwing incident at the recently held Enrique Eclairs concert in Colombo. This initiative was headed by the organizers of the event after HE ...

Females are not your lunch time joke - dealing with sexism

Lady Grouchalot
Something that has always struck me and has begun striking me even more as of late – a woman may never be seen completely as a human being, an intellectual creature with the vices and virtues that exist in every human being. It would take an extraordinary human being, the kind that I haven't met yet to acknowledge a ...

On Soulmates, Kindred Spirits and the call of the universe

Lady Grouchalot
Why is it that everybody seems to be talking about soulmates these days? For the past couple of weeks, I met at least 8 people with whom I had very insightful and rather unexpected discussions about soulmates and kindred spirits. I have spoken with many people about this curious soulmate phenomena before but this is the first time in ...

A launch to remember - Stigmata hurls forth a Paradox

Lady Grouchalot
If you are above 20 years old, heck, if you are above 16 years old, consider yourself a music enthusiast in general but haven't yet heard of the Launch of the Year, I simply must ask - dude... what blessed boulder have you been concealing yourself under? Ahem....the Lady is peeved *smooths her ruffled skirts*. Anyways, Stigmata is releasing ...

A late book fair post

Lady Grouchalot
The book fair this time was a rather squidgy affair. The usual rainy season culprits of our paradise isle - water, mud, floating Kottu-mee cups were very much there with pointed elbows, ample derriers, hefty bosoms and smelly armpits (I am of the opinion that deodorant must be made mandatory by law) that are occasionally shoved in your face ...

Why won't you let Sri Lanka heal?

Lady Grouchalot
Facebook, the blogsphere, Tumblr, Twitter, all these social media platforms have been teeming with anti-Buddhist/anti-Sinhala rants in the recent past at an alarming rate. The blatant discrimination and the absurdity of their claims – all this has got me scratching my head in wonderment. Oh so being anti-Buddhism/ anti-Sinhalese is the trend now? It seems that the Sinhala Buddhists ...

Decisions, life & randoms

Lady Grouchalot
Sitting here, with a big bowl of chocolate ice cream with music revving up in the background, writing this post without a thought or any definitive plans for tomorrow. Life is good :) I got a room full of books, unlimited time (well, unlimited until next week) and a head full of food ideas! Couldn't be happier! Well the ...