Saturday 17 October 2009

Happy Diwali!

Today is Diwali - the Hindu Festival of Light - and I'm that excited! I'm just off - with the Toyboy Trucker, Elle, The Doctor and his family - to celebrate it in style for the first time. As it involves sweets, lights, candles, and fireworks - I'm in my element.

We're going to the Hindu Temple first, then off to Wembley for the lights procession followed by fireworks, rounding it all off with a celebratory Indian banquet. I've got an Indian silk tunic (multi-coloured) to wear plus some sparkly shoes (naff but lovely) and masses of bling. I think I probably look like a fat Christmas tree but I don't care.

Sooo - sweets, sparkly, twinkly lights, glittery candles, loads of fireworks, masses and masses of colour and FOOD - oooh - I can't wait...

Happy Diwali to everyone (oh, and next year Diwali is on November 5th which is our wedding anniversary - so how good will that one be???).


Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Happy Diwali to you too, hope you all have a wonderful time.

I'm sure you'll look lovely and nothing like a Christmas tree.

Jilly said...

I think Diwali is a gorgeous festival! Enjoy!

Martin said...


You're enthusiastic, you're all dressed up for the festival and a dream menu.

Have a great time out with friends and family.

alzamina said...

ooh Diwali - all that sparkly gold, lights and sweets made with Ghee Butter!! Loved going to see the festival in Leicester!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Happy dīpāvali to you too. May your light shine bright.
All the very best,

Colette McCormick said...

Sounds like my kind of celebration.

Jan Jones said...

Oooh, how bright and sparkly and pretty. Have fun!

Christina Jones said...

Debs - thank you - I did feel a bit overdone here - but once I got there everyone was so sparkly I was drab incomparison!

Jilly - thanks - it is and I did!!!

Martin - had a fabulous time! Am still smiling!

alzamina - yep, just my sort of "do". I love all the Hindu festivals but this has to be the best of all. We might be doing Leicester next year btw.

Simone - and to you and thank you and I've got all sorts of lovely things from the temple arrayed round the house now! Beautiful.

Colette - mine too. It was amazing. Like Disney crossed with fairyland.

Jan - thank you. I got SO excited. It was so beautiful and happy. It is NOT childish to love pretty and sparkly and twinkly. It is NOT....