This Week’s Small Pleasures #32


The week started off bad because or car got broken into and hubby’s laptop was stolen, which is a big deal because he is a computer programmer. It sucked. It also sucked that today my NFL team lost and is out for the season. But in spite of the bad, we had many other good things happen this week:

1. Berliner Weisse! Almost 7 years ago I went backpacking in Europe. In Berlin (Germany), my friend and I took a bike tour which ended at a beer garden. We ordered a Berliner Weisse and it was once of the best drinks I’ve ever had. It consists of a German sour wheat beer served with raspberry syrup to balance the sourness. I don’t remember ever seeing it anywhere else. Last Tuesday, hubby and I went to an independent movie theater where they serve alcohol. They had Berliner Weisse in the menu! And it was frickin’ amazing. 

2. I made a nice homemade exotic dinner: West African chicken stew, coconut rice and “belly dance” beet and pistachio salad.

3. I won Best Travel Blog 2014 in NepaliAustralian blog awards!

4. Hubby’s birthday was on Saturday, and we both had a wonderful day celebrating by eating at our favorite brunch spot, watching a movie at a very cool theater and, somehow, he ended up buying me some very cute new boots on his birthday. We randomly entered a vintage/used clothing store downtown and found the perfect boots that were just my size, which is rare because I have tiny feet. We spent $40 on $200-worth boots. We were not looking to shop, but hubby insisted. He also loved the birthday present I got him. An all in all very enjoyable and happy day.

What made you happy this week? 

 Weekly Small Pleasures – Blog Event

Weekly Small PleasuresShare your happiness!

I find that the small things that make us happy every day are easily forgotten.

This blog event is simply about remembering and sharing those small things that made you happy during the week; things that made you smile, made you laugh, made you do a happy dance, made your heart smile…

You can share in any format you like. For people to find your post, tag your post “Weekly Small Pleasures” and link to my most recent post for a pingback! You can also just share in the comments.

Read the full details, and see previous posts.

17 thoughts on “This Week’s Small Pleasures #32

  1. Congratulations Mani on the award! That’s great news!


    1. Thank you! It was quite an unexpected nice surprise. 🙂

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  2. Congratulations Mani on the award! That’s great news!


  3. Congratulations on the award! And thanks for the beverage tip – something my husband might like to try. Enjoy the coming week.


  4. Congratulations on the award! And thanks for the beverage tip – something my husband might like to try. Enjoy the coming week.


  5. big congrats on the award 🙂


  6. Congratulations on the award, Mani. I’m new to your blog, but I already like it.


  7. Hi, your blog event sounds like a great idea and I’d like to take part! but I’m new to blogging so I’m not sure how to link back to your post! I’m hoping you can clarify. Btw congratz on your award!


    1. Hi Anna! This is how to create a link on your post: And this is how pingbacks work: I hope this is not too confusing. You simply have to link back to my post (of your choosing) in any of your posts and you’ll create a pingback. I’d love to read about your small pleasures. Welcome to the blogosphere!


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