It’s Diwali today. The day when light conquers all. The day when Rama and Sita returned home after having defeated the evil Ravan. A day when you truly feel that you can conquer anything.
This year has had its challenges but I think we have indeed conquered most. We head into the new Hindu year on a new path. I hope it will bring prosperity (we forgot to honour our Goddess Laxmi yesterday on Dhanteras so here’s hoping she’s in a forgiving mood!). More importantly I hope it continues to bring simple pleasures. Simple things that make us all smile. Apple Crumble. Wood fires. The little robin at the allotment. Warm pyjamas from the radiator.
We live a little far from Indian grocers and sweetmarts and were not organised enough to buy our Diwali treats last weekend. We shall therefore save the penda, the chocolate barfi and the chakri for a Sunday feast. Today we shall treat ourselves to these very simple, very easy Saffron Eclairs as an alternative sweet treat.
What are the simple things that make you smile?