We are back in Bangalore. This was a short visit to Thrissur, but I might be there again in December. Now that I spend at least a month every quarter in Thrissur, I need to work on activities and people to do with. Given how many open data and software enthusiasts live and work in Kerala, it shouldn’t be that difficult.
Thrissur is Anju's hometown. Since 2013 it's been my second home. At the moment, we are spending at least three months in the year at Thrissur.
On most long drives, the car has to accommodate two pets, one baby seat, and two adults. The last row and boot of the car goes to Echo and Pathu. One side seat in the middle row goes to the baby seat. Two adults are primarily in the front row. That leaves no space for luggage.
I have been having some neck pain for the last two weeks. I have been wearing a collar upon the doctor’s advice. It’s kind of under control now. But I might have to do something more to fix it.
I turned 43 this week, in fact, yesterday. We went to Vadanapally Beach in the evening and then went Roastown for dinner. We enjoyed our time at the beach. We plan to go there often.
I turned 43 today; this year significantly changed my life. I am a parent now. It’s not that my worldview suddenly changed since I became a father. Nothing like that has happened. What has happened is I love my new role and enjoy doing the things that come with this role. Hence my life has changed, that’s all.
We are in Thrissur today. We are here for 3 to 4 weeks as we do almost every quarter. This time, it’s special as it’s the baby’s first long drive. I thought it would be challenging, but it was much easier than I thought. We took additional baby breaks; otherwise, all five of us reached Thrissur comfortably. The car now looks like an overlander. It’s now ready to take us anywhere for a longer period of time; It needs a blog of its own.