19.7.12

Welcome!

Hiiii, Welcome to the home of Laku and muki, two cute but mischievous crows.
Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to visit them!!

I am excited to tell you about their story and how they settled in this new place ( ' v ' )

Whenever I visited our home town for holidays, every day was like a mini adventure with them. There was my Aunt’s kitchen in a corner, separate from rest of the house but not too far. In few seconds that it took me to walk with a breakfast plate of hot pooris across the porch to the main house, a clever crow would swoop down and make off with one of the pooris leaving me with a sad face!
...it is same with the biscuits, or any munchies we would find in the evenings. And I used to get lot of scoldings for not being more careful.

They were always eagerly waiting on the roof for any chance to steal a sparkly spoon or colorful soap bar if not a snack. So, often times I had to stand guard by the dishes near the green hand pump in the backyard until my Aunt could attend to them. There was never a dull moment and almost every day  a neighbor would walk in with a naughty crow story to tell!
I still feel very nostalgic when I hear crows cawing. They are one of my favorite birds.
When we started to think about a new blog, I wanted it to have a cute and funny name as I really enjoy making cute things that make someone smile. I felt it would be nice if the name reflects that. Then Kalyan suggested Lakumuki which actually means a kingfisher bird in our native language. That’s how Laku and Muki got their names!
We hope you have a nice visit here before the day gets too hot! ( ' x ' )

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love the story of your new blog. Your posts are always so poetically written and filled with happiness. I also love learning about your culture. Thank you for sharing.

Sujata Shah said...

Pratima!
I love the name for your new blog. I know how everything we do is somehow connected to our past. Those memories are priceless and your stories are so soulful. I admire your creativity and Kalyan's talent.
Hope to visit with you on your new adventure frequently.

Andres said...

Love the new blog, especially the banner!

Candace said...

I had a lovely visit, Pratima! Such a wonderful story of how your blog name came to be! I look forward to lots of great posts from you and Kalyan!
Cheers!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love that story!

Nanette Merrill said...

What a cute story. I could picture it in my head!

Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations on your new blog! I'll look forward to seeing more from you and Laku and Muki.