Saturday, December 09, 2006

bye bye london, hello bombay!

today is my last saturday in london. it all happened really fast. both h and i are relocating to bombay for our respective jobs. we're flying back next thursday. we're taking a few weeks off to settle down and then it's back to work in january.

i'm sad to leave london after just a year in this fantastic city but i'm really looking forward to going back home after six years in america and england. can't complain much though as we've really lived it up for four years in san francisco, a year and a half in new york and a year in london. our friends tease us that we are steadily making our way eastwards every few years! by that count, hong kong is probably next in our destiny :)

bombay has changed by leaps and bounds in the time that i've been away. the food scene is especially eclectic these days and i can't wait to discover bombay's food secrets and share them with you. bombay has a tough act to follow after san francisco, new york and london but at the rate it's changing i have no doubt that i'll love it even more than i always have.

i look forward to seeing you back in january at my new blog. no prizes for guessing the URL!!


Anonymous nina said...

Dear Lulu,

I'm a regular reader of your blog, having relished each of your posts hungrily.

I wish you luck in Bombay(still can't bring myself to say Mumbai, sorry!)! Hope you have a great year ahead!


3:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lulu, you're one of those lucky few! I can't wait for your new blog..I wonder what it's going to be called ;*). I'll also be in India this January. Im looking forward to it. India is changing so fast I really can't wait to see what's in store. In anycase I wish you total ease during your move. Cheers! -MIMi

3:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Lulu! Congratulations! You must be really excited. All the best for everything and happy holidays!

4:01 pm  
Blogger Amy Sherman said...

Bon voyage and happy landings. Send me your new mailing address.

5:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a regular reader of your blog. Wish you the best in Bombay and looking forward to hearing all about the foos scene there.

9:17 pm  
Anonymous Meena said...

I think you should name your new blog - Lulu loves the World!!!

Girl, you are doing what U've wanted to do for a long, long time - travel and live all over!!! Congrats on the move - now you won't have to walk too far for that Pav Bhaji and Vada Pav!!! I'm jealous already!!

3:02 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow , Lulu, thats great !!!

I was expecting some surprise.. i felt you were relocating again but didn't expect that it would be Bombay.

I will be looking forward to your posts from Bombay about your experiences in India.


6:58 am  
Blogger futureguru said...

wow ! Congratulations on the move... luckily for me I can still try out your recommendations as my folks still live there! though i guess this rules out ever bumping into you in london now..:)
all the best

11:46 am  
Blogger cal said...

Gosh. I never got to take you out for Turkish food or show you my wonderful local market. Oh well. Sorry you're leaving London so soon but looking forward to reading about your food adventures back home.

10:53 am  
Anonymous Priya S&S said...

You are really lucky to move back home. Congratulations on the move !

I guess the new blog title is gonna be "Lulu Loves Mumbai " or " Lulu Loves India" ??

4:36 pm  
Blogger maya said...

I'm sure that your posts from bombay will be as mouth-watering as the ones from sf, ny and london! I think you're well set to come up with your own fusion cuisine there....hope you have a smooth transition Lulu!

10:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, you lucky, lucky girl, Lulu, I'd give my right arm to return to Bombay! Anyway, the best of luck with the move and looking forward to seeing more posts from you when you hit Bombay!

12:10 pm  
Anonymous Sandeep said...

Welcome home!!

6:26 am  
Blogger Lulu said...

thanks everyone for your comments. just reached bombay yesterday. it feels incredibly wonderful to be back home at last.

just taking a few weeks off to relish the homecoming...

see you in january!

1:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't wait to see what you'll do next!

Happy New Year!

4:51 am  
Blogger gs said...

as your dad,i am the happiest man that you are back in mumbai.

2:17 am  
Anonymous Samantha said...

Congrats Lulu, how exciting for you! Let me know if there are any foods you miss from NYC, you know I'm always within shopping reach!

8:39 pm  
Anonymous Priya S&S said...

Wishing peace, health, and happiness in 2007 and always. Happy New year to you and your family !

10:31 pm  
Blogger jacob said...

looking forward to your posts from mumbai. i found your manhattan posts very useful when i was last there. thanks.

6:22 am  
Blogger Bhaswati said...

Hi Lulu,

Sury here.

A very happy New Year to you and your family! Have you moved to your new blog yet? I look forward to reading about your foodie exploits in Bombay ;)

2:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when I was planning to corner you in London, do you tell me that you are headed back to Mumbai ;)

Wish you guys the smoothest 'rentry' into Mumbai.


6:28 am  
Anonymous akanshka said...

I miss reading your blog--- hoping to hear from you soon.

12:31 pm  
Blogger Austin Powers said...

waiting to read your Mumbai updates, the Manhattan ones were really useful on a trip there

6:49 pm  
Anonymous sailaja said...

Look forward to your new blog, Lulu.

1:21 pm  
Blogger Lulu said...

hi everyone
thanks for your comments!
sorry that it's taking me longer than expected to get my new blog going. i hope to launch it in the next few days.
thanks for your patience!

1:38 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lulu, i just checked your bombay blog template. It's cute, except for the blogger navbar on the top. It's distracting. How about deleting it? I look forward to your posts on glamourous Bombay.

8:03 am  
Blogger Kristen In London said...

I wish I'd discovered your blog before you left: we just missed each other! check out my blog, if you like, since I love London too, but I'm from New York. Love food too! Good luck in India.

10:11 am  
Blogger 1maverick said...

hi lulu: i have been following your blog with deep interest and have liked/followed your recommendations being a veggie myself. I was busy working on my idea of building a portal for like minded indians in london.

i had secretly thought of getting you to write about your culinary experiences in london, so your move to mumbai has come as a surprise to me.

i would like to connect up, i run a boutique marketing services company ( and am about to launch

can we connect up?

11:31 pm  
Blogger peterwatts said...

Lulu, hope you have a great time in Bombay. This London Map with Panoramas has over 100 panoramas from around the city. So you can always 'virtually' re-visit it and remind yourself of what is here. Sorry, can not offer the same for Bombay (yet!). Have a fantastic time.

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Anonymous Vanessa said...

Hi! Lulu…I am regular reader of your blog. I am living in India from December, totally I agree with you India is changing very quickly I really can't wait to see what's in fund. And Lulu I can’t wait for your next blog please post your next blog as soon as possible, because I am crazy for your blog. I hope that you will feel comfort in Mumbai, yaa I know that you will not feel comfort here like London. By the way, Best of luck!

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