Friday, April 23, 2010

Keep them Buzy...

Has anyone checked out the workshop on Chrysalis Busy Bee Fun Factory at Landmark, Apex Plaza? It is on till 25th May. Looks like it is only for kids 5 yrs and above.
Dakshinachitra seems to have lots in offer for children - residential camps, activity camps, Glove Puppetry and Leather Puppet making on 5th and 28th May respectively. There are some workshops for adults as well - more details here
I would like attend the Art Exhibition between 1st and 10th May by Rohini Thotta Tharani.
Let's do something has a Mocktail workshop tomorrow - just what we want to beat the Chennai heat! The Robotics Workshop is back on popular demand and there's the summer camp for kids 5+ yrs.

Also noticed that Velachery now has Born Babies on Bye Pass road. With Half Ticket, Niel & Nikki and Cotton City (inside Srishti on Bye Pass Road), Velachery definitely seems to be improving!

Tried the Citrus body wash and Papaya Ginger jam from Fab India and loved them! Highly recommend Papaya Ginger ...

Have just got some organic groceries delivered from a new vendor - will check them out and give more details later....

11 comments:

Pooh! said...

Do you live in Velachery? MY parents live there and I did hear about the new baby shops there. My mom is probably emptying all the stores stocking up for her 7 month old granddaughter. Let me know how the organic veggies work out - I am sure my parents would like a delivery as well

Uma said...

Pooh - I live further down from Velachery but very close to it. Oh the grandmas are indefatigable when it comes to shopping for grand children :)
If you are keen on Organic stuff you can check this out:
http://www.houseofkodai.in/home.html

http://drop-of-sun.blogspot.com/2010/03/fresh-and-green.html

We've been taking their basket every month. There's a world of difference in taste I tell you...

asha said...

Good compilation uma.Great help for parents of kids and tweens of chennai. If you are going to Dakshina chitra or any other place, do write a post on what's happening there. Would love to know. Thesse workshops would be good exposure for kids.

asha said...

BTW i took my children to chrysalis busy bee factory at landmark,bangalore( my parents place where i vacation every summer) last year.My opinion is i would rather not spend on that. instead would opt for free workshops held at crossword chennai was very interesting with many interactive games and prizes too. Also good weekend workshops and competitions are held at Odyssey. Robotics workshop in bangalore was around 9000. they would be giving materials and the model you do back to you. I really don't know if it is worth it. I was interested in this for my 9 year old son but later backed out and brought some DIY kits.
These are just my observations.

Shankari said...

Are you the new ArtNavy of Chennai :) Am sure all these updates will help moms in the area. Me, I get to know what is hot and happening among the moms :)

Tata!

Uma said...

Asha - thanks for the inputs, very useful indeed... I checked out Chrysalis and it seems to be for 5+ yrs anyways and Pattu can't go... Dakshina - I intend to go, will definitely update you if I do...it is one of my fav places...
Robotics - am not sure abt the cost, the website would have more details I guess.. this place is run by my friends and I gather that this workshop is in demand...

Shankari - Since Art is not around anymore I'm having to work hard :D, till sometime back all I had to do was follow her blog :D
I think a few of us moms will have to work together to really fill in for her :D

MindfulMeanderer said...

award for u.. http://mindfull-meanderings.blogspot.com/2010/04/awards-awards-n-more-awards.html

Artnavy said...

Could not help noticing that Krishna sweets is opening a large branch in Velachery! when will grand sweets come??

we used to get our organic foods both in adyar and near infosys at omr...both were good

vanilla place and hippo campus have interesting stuff as well

posts like these get me all nostalgic...

Shankari said...

Uma, I liked your Pattu rating in one of the posts a lot and I wish to use a similar 'Narad' rating for one of my posts. Hope you don't mind! Do let me know...

Thanks

Shankari said...

Talk about being absent minded :( I forgot that I had asked you to respond and just published my post.. Sorry :(

Uma said...

Shruti - Thanks! Nice of you...

Art - I'm happy for your one day trips - you continue to be our Chennai reporter :D
We've tried the Adyar place for organic food, not tried the OMR place - will check out.

Shankari - please use ...by all means... I'm not going to patent it :D