This being the age of social networking - invites, directions etc. all came to us via Facebook. A huge thanks to K and S for the inspiration, the organization, not to mention the quiche and custard.....
This was our first 'Indian' style picnic in India. Essentially means a higher quantity and quality of food than picnics we have experienced in both the UK (soggy cheese and tomato sandwiches with a limp lettuce leaf if you are lucky!) or the US (take out from Subway). But everything from biryani to home-made quiche, choley to chocolate, fresh fruit and custard (yeah!!!!!) - you get the picture! In UK/US we as a family, rarely seem to picnic for picnics sake. We may picnic while we are listening to music (fond memories of Music in Graystone park), because we are camping or because we are somewhere where there is no alternative - out geocaching etc. but not since I was a kid have I been picnicking for the pleasure of picnicking.
As Wills was at a Birthday bowling party and had to be picked up and either join us at the picnic or go home, it seemed quite reasonable to ask at what time Indian picnics finish. But it transpired that was not a sensible question drawing both raised eyebrows and incredulous looks! It'll finish when it finishes. But of course!!
Lots of chat and laughter, with both established friends and new folks. To watch the guys and gals at play is quite a study in gender differences.
The guys put the world to rights (what is in those paper cups?!?!?!)
As to picnicking, we now know how to do it in style!
Had to add this pic of Ads and Shubha - 2 of my best people!!