Monday, February 16, 2009

That niggling feeling...

I've been having that urge - most lazy bloggers like myself will now it, where you've been MIA for so long and suddenly a thunderous waterfall of words comes crashing down looking to exit somehow somewhere with as much damage as possible.
I've been able to contain that urge for a while now, but now feel I should give some heed to the cerebral regions and let it run its course - better out of the system than in, wise people will say.

Where to begin?!
We'll begin at the beginning...we'll talk about Dad...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I found this on the web and had to put it up somewhere!
We're suddenly finding ourselves being incredibly our 'mother' Kenya. And Obama is all of a sudden 'our son'!
There is even a national holiday declared on 6th Nov to celebrate our son's victory!
(makes me wonder - lest he have lost, would rioting have broken out in mother Kenya?!)
All I have to say is:

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

We're back!

Finally returned from our 6 month adventure! Got tons of stories and a ridiculously large number of photos! All posted on the travel blog.

Hope all is well in blogland! :O)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New blog new blog new blog

I have a new blog - co-authored by the lovely Mr Husband Singh Ji :o)

Most of you will know by now that Gurcharan and I are going travelling for 6 months to SE Asia!
Oh yes we are!!! (I have to say that to convince myself - seems like a dream!) :o)

So, I will be posting on the new blog from now - detailing my Eastern experiences (complete with loadsa pictures!) with the lovely hubby who has been soooo great at sorting this whole thing out! ;o)

Friday, September 14, 2007

Something for the weekend

Hmmnnn...should go check this out

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Carnival Spirit

Carnival Spirit
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

This is the best I got with my phone camera :o( well, its kinda the only one I could post cos its kinda the only one where they're actually wearing some clothes!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Buzzie: Hey Flaps, So what we going to do?

Flaps: I don't know, what'cha wanna do?

Buzzie: Look Flaps, first I say "what we going to do?" then you say "I don't know, what'cha
wanna do?" then I say "what we going to do" then you say what'cha wanna do" let's do something.

Flaps: Ok. What'cha wanna do?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Blog on the Block!

A swashbuckling light-hearted look at the laughable gripes surrounding the new generation of Sikhs in Britain.
Hilarious, witty with no lack of charm and charisma.
Sure to be a huge hit in the blog sphere!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

New look

I think I quite like this - its fresh, its zingy, it makes me feel like drinking a tall glass of cool lemonade!

Hmmmnnn......makes the pics look nicer.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Race for life...

Race for life...
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

Visit my online sponsor page using this link:

sponsor form

I'm doing the 'Race for Life' agian this year, please dig deep! A little £ goes a long way! :o)

Also running with me this year is my dear mom! YES! It's going to be a crazy mom+daughter team effort this year! ;o)

I'll be running in memory of my lovely handsome dad! :o)

A few of my good friends are also running this year, you can view Sony's sponsor form using this link:

Sony's sponsor form

Thursday, July 05, 2007

At last!

At last!
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

I used to see loadsa bugs and crawlies when in Kenya - hardly see any here :(
Gurcharan found this unusually coloured ladybird on his car - he does not like any ladies or birds near his car!

good verses evil

good verses evil
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

Last week was 'Cheat Week'! For those not familiar with the term, this is a full week dedicated to stuffin your face with anything and everything ungodly until you're blue in the face. Fun? no! Its hard work! And without an ounce of shame, I spent all of last week stuffin my face silly!
But the fun and games are over, its back to being...normal (?!) ;o)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

My Lush Obsession

My Lush Obsession
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

Some of the Lush goodies at home at the moment.


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

He's havin an affair...

He's havin an affair...
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

Honestly, all the love care and attention should be directed at me!
Surely........I got better curves! ;o)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Sukhmani Sahib Paath, Neville Road Gurdwara

Neville Road Gurdwara (the one off Green Street) is now holding the 13 Sukhmani Sahib Prayers.
These are done non-stop for 13 days - thirteen beautiful ladies clad in the purest of white do the prayers so sweetly, you have to try to hold back the tears as its so overwhelmingly beautiful.

Please note it is in the old gurwara - not the new one where it was last year.

Bhog is on 1st July at 8am.

Do make an effort to attend - you will honestly be moved by the spiritual atmosphere.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Bollywood Party

Bollywood Party
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

I love LUSH! This was taken about 12midnight - I was asked to do their decor for their Bollywood Party.
Me in a Lush store with nobody else there......ahhhhh it was HEAVEN!!!
No, I didnt roll around in all the products!
No, I didnt steal anything!
eee I LOVE LUSH!!!!

Devil Plant

Devil Plant
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

I bought this for Gurcharan the other day - its on my desk at work now! crreeepy - what sort of 'plant' eats crawlies and bugs!?!?!?!
Thats just wierd!

Monday, June 18, 2007

To zap or not to zap...

...the current question that is

So, the latest hot topic at work is...whether I should get some obscure lazer magic wand thingy pointed at my eyes which miraculously makes me see again! Hallelujah!

All are dead against, whereas my infinite wisdom/utter stupidity (pick one) so over the 'ooohh i look so sophisticated in me glasses' phase

To make things that little bit more interesting (yes folks, never a dull moment in the land of Preet) - I will probably run off to some obscure third world country (Thailand?!) where such obscure magic laser wand seems to be in existence

At mention of this my lovely and supportive colleagues at work awarded me the 'even more of an idiot than we thought' badge

I would love to know what my oh so lovely and supportive friends in the blog world think of this - please feel free to use such phrases as 'are you insane woman?' (which by the way is subject to discussion)

Your opinions are much appreciated! Thank you! ;o)

Friday, June 15, 2007

LUSH party!!!

All you dirty smelly people out there (eee easy I'm only kiddin - I know people who their time reading my pointless rubbish posts dont smell. Besides, all smelly people are too busy terrorising Jatlee in his shoe shop) Go go sweaty summer days! MUAAHHAAHHAA!

Take note:
THURSDAY 21st June 2007
Carnaby Street branch.

Lush Party with a bollywood theme!

I mean WOOOHOOOO or wot???!!!

Im thinkin - im Asian right - its a bollywood party right - oh well then this automatically qualifies me for atleast a free bunch of goodies right right right!??!!

Oooo it doesn't stop there boys and girls - if I gym it every day starting today - refuse to shower - then go for a great big 'ol Indian lunch just before the party.......surely that will SUBMIT em into giving me a great big bunch of free goodies!

Or there's always my mind control powers......

Anyhoo - the idea is to bag as many free goodies as poss to add to your Lush collection, in the process try to find out who the manager is and where they live......this will come handy for when future need for free Lush stuff arises. (A separate post on 'how to terrorise your local LUSH manager into giving you free Lush goodies' will follow shortly - watch this space, as they say)

In the mean time, im open to any more ideas on how to dupe the lovely people over at "The World's Bestest Store Ever....EVER" aka Lush into promoting a 'anyone who goes by the name Preet gets anything they want....for FREE!!!" scheme.

Thanks - i'll see you all next Friday - I'll be the one smelling like a goddess - a goddess that didnt spend a penny to smell like so. Well, that's if my plans work, now if you'll excuse me I have some garlic that needs rubbing into the middle bit of my toes.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wizzz Kid!

ehe....who put a flikr badge on the side bar of her blog page eh eh eh??!!!

Thaz me me! ;o)

ANd you know what.......I did it ALL by myself!!!

Not just a pretty face you know! ;o)

Friday, June 01, 2007

Gurchlyn Singhroe

Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

Hee hee! ;o)

Friday, May 25, 2007

More Indian thoughts..

Carrying on from the previous post:

I am quite clueless (and I ain’t just saying this) when it comes to…well, anything really!
So, just an interesting observation while I was in India:

It seems there is a massive gurdwara every which way you look, yet I didn’t seem to come across many schools, hospitals etc.

Am I mistaken?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Scale of Power!

While I was in India, I spent a day with the in-laws doing a mini yatra of gurdwaras in their locality. When I got back home to Jalandhar to my 'out'-laws (!), I had this interesting little conversation with my mamaji, which, in short, went something like this:
Mamaji: Prreeeti, where is this 'saropa' and 'parshaad' from?

Preet: I went to 'Flahi Sahib' Gurdwara and did an 'ardaas' there, they gave it to me there

Mamaji: You should have done your ardaas when you went to 'Alamghir' Gurdwara

Preet: Why? Surely the ardaas is the same regardless of the gurdwara you do it in, the Maharaj da saroop is the same everywhere, right?

Mamaji: Well, there is more power in that Gurdwara!

I, in my infinite stupidity, fail to understand this concept!
Anyone care to set me straight?

Monday, May 14, 2007

A smile and a twinkle

A smile and a twinkle
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

This is Yoda...aka naniji
Had a fantastic time with her, miss them all so much :o(

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Guess who's back?! :o)

Will try to post a few of the hundreds of pics (very crappy pics, I so need to take a photography course) when I get round to it...

Friday, April 20, 2007

World's most adorable bridesmaid ever!

World's most adorable bridesmaid ever!
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

Gurcharan posing with the flower arrangements I made for the Gurdwara for Vaisakhi - aint he the cutest thing?!

Shame bout the colours in the pic - does no justice to the beauty of the flowers (and Gurch!) - i took it in the evenin, i wish i could make the dullness go away

I have soo much work to do today...

...and so I will blog!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


My sidekick Jat left this on my dressing table! hehe I've never laughed so hard!!!

Just as well Gurcharan has life insurance, eh?! ;o)

Greatest CD collection!

Greatest collection!
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

BIG BIG Thanks to Harpreet Singh who bought this present for me (er, I mean for Himmat!)! The greatest bestest collection of Nusrat CDs.

Dad was a MASSIVE fan and even met him a couple of times - he was as excited as a little teenager meeting Jacko! ;o)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

I did something all on my own!

I put a counter on my blog without any help whatsoever!

Now that im such an expert wiz kid, i'll be installing a mind control devise for any who visit my blog.

"You will all be under my sole control...MUUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!"

"You will start by robbing all LUSH stores for me! MUUUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!"


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Sitar Master

Here's another one for all you Himmat fans!
This was also taken by Sukhmani Kaur Penji at the S-hall nagar kirtan on Sunday.

For you sharp eagle eyed people you will notice the red board behind Himmat! Haha!

Ustaad Himmat Singh Ji!

Originally uploaded by s.kaur.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007


Heaven on a plate!

Hope you have an absolutly CHOCOLICIOUS day!!
Big hugs and kisses and lots of chocolatey sweet love!

I know its tomorrow - but I can't really blog on weekends. x


Heaven on a plate!
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

Heaven on a plate!

Hope you have an absolutly fantastic day!
Big hugs and kisses!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

New boy in the office

Hmmnnn...not sure where I've seen him before, sure does look familiar!
He's our new Project Manager, must say looks very much like our old one!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Red Nose Day

So, what do they make me do - SPONSORED SILENCE!

I mean, they were all falling over each other to sponsor me to SHUT UP for 24 hours!!!
And boy did I manage to raise a nice stash of cash!

Actually, I quite enjoyed it! :o)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Triple H strikes again!

This one's for Rumta!

Triple H is back due to great public demand.

This kid's far too popular for his own good - people actually request me to upload posts on HIM on MY blog!!! shheeeeesh!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Meet Cesc

Isnt he adorable?! No, he's not my dog :o(
Meet Cesc
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Weekend madness

This is a post I was typing up a week ago - but the PC crashed and I haven't had the time to post since. Oh well, might as well post this anyway - its only a week old.

As my right arm finally regains consciousness, I am finally able to muster a word or two about the cause of my appendage related misery.
What started off as an unusually placid weekend turned into a barmy up-to-no-good weekend! (Why is it that the claim “oh I have nothing planned for the weekend” on Fridays turns into “you wont believe what I did over the weekend” on Mondays).
Anyway, on with the saga.

Act 1 scene 1:
So, off we went to watch Handsome Handsome Holy Himmat (otherwise known as Quadruple H) play against Redbridge & Ilford (by the way, check out the

Plashet totally thrashed the opposing team, a sweet 7 – 0, no doubt thanks to my superb cheerleading and banner brandish. Although, strangely enough Himmat seemed to avoid me throughout that evening. I mean – I did an excellent job of shouting some really well rehearsed slogans! Hmph!

After the game a certain tingling in the cerebral pits threateningly conjured up the idea of reliving my past (I WAS vice-captain of my school hockey team I’ll have you know!) and shoot some rounds on the pitch. This, as I realised later, should have been filed under “no, HELL NO!”. 5 minutes later, my rusty ol body realised my hockey playing days were over – the fat lady’s done her riyaaz, said her fateh and is on a plane to the Bahamas to retire.

Act 1 Scene 2:
After all the cheerleading and that intense 5min of hockey, I thought id oil my vocal cords with a nice round of samosas, spring rolls and darling selection of tarts. I deserved it!

The game was sooo one sided, the Plashet goal keeper was actually seen snoozing on the pitch! These pics were taken during the game, the poor guy was so bored he decided to catch up on his beauty sleep!

Act 2 Scene 1:
Yup! You guessed it – when I awoke the next morning someone had replaced by right arm with a timber log. And No – this time, it wasn’t an excuse to get out of doing the house work. That 5minutes of hockey took its toll!

Act 2 Scene 2:
Some bright pipsqueak thought it would be a good idea to play a game of golf! Aha not one game – but two!

I let mom play my rounds, and she found her mark every with single shot! She was getting me more points than I managed to score for myself! Hmmn, obviously all those years of watchin Dad play golf did have an effect on her.
The man of the match - this dooode scored 20 TWICE!!! and won a free game! That grin says it all!

Act 2 Scene 3
Lunch at Chennai – the poor South Indian waiters were aghast - never in their waiter-ing lives had they seen a bunch of Punjabis devour so much food in one sitting!
Here Gurcharan is trying to mimic Himmat's green eyes!

Act 3 Final Scene
Now this takes the clinch – Indi left his Nintendo Wii at ours and we played non stop for over 5hours! By this time the right arm had transfigured from log to lead without so much as a transfiguration charm by Mrs McGonagall!
Aw, true love!


2 lovers and a perv

2 lovers and a perv
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

These two cant keep their hands off each other! awww...true love! ;o)

I don't even want to know what the one standing behind them is thinkin(or doing, Jat and Himmi have some rather happy smiles!!!!) !!!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Musical Sensation

Musical Sensation
Originally uploaded by Preet_D.

Baljit Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Sarab Singh and Jatinder Singh.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Why is this not working???!!!


Originally uploaded by Preet_D.


Giant snowman

Giant snowman, originally uploaded by Preet_D.

We took about 2 hours to create this giant - took some rebel kids 2 mins to demolish him! :o(

I will squish him like a grape!

I will squish him like a grape!, originally uploaded by Preet_D.

actually took the day off from work to play in the snow! And made Gurcharan take the day off too! However, Jat needed absolutely no convincing! :o)

Inspirational post by Jatlee - check it out:

Friday, February 16, 2007


This has gota be the most hilarious live theatre performance I've EVER seen!!


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Jungle Book

This totally reminds me of Dad - we used to swing to the sound track all the time! You might call it our all time personal fav album.
He had an old school vinyl record and he would play it on the record player. He would dance like Baloo and make me laugh so much!
Ahhhh.....I have some good memories! ;o)