Friday, December 30, 2016

In Nature's Arms at Bawali Farmhouse

After our disappointing drive to Diamond Harbour a couple of days ago, we decided to find a nice destination to getaway for a couple of days.

Thanks to a Facebook post, I discovered a place called Bawali and after some research, we decided to head there. Though we had planned to go for a couple of days, we juts managed to get a booking for one night. But that didn't deter us from taking the break.

The drive to Bawali, save a few places of nice roads through countryside, was mostly through crowded village markets. But when we finally got to the Bawali Farmhouse, it was like the Garden of Eden. The walk from The Parking Lot next to the gate upto the main Hut was lined with a beautiful nursery, plants like I've never seen.

The first order of business after we checked in to our Cottage was an amazing breakfast in the common dining Hut. Luchi Torkari and Aloo Parantha along with Omelettes. A Cupppa Tea and Coffee and we were rejuvenated.

We were lucky to get the most secluded Cottage: NIBHRITIAs the name suggests, this cottage is located in the quietest corner of our farmhouse. With a cozy balcony overlooking the paddy fields and ponds, this is the best place to take your favourite book. For those, who want to shut down all the noise of civilization for a day, Nibhriti should be their choice. With a private sit-out area, a small corner garden and a balcony, this cottage is simple, elegant and very private.) source: bawalifarmhouse.com













Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as the Eurasian Kingfisher and River Kingfisher
Green Bee-Eater (Merops orientalis)
Green Bee-Eater (Merops orientalis) eating a Bee.

Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda)
Bronze-winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus)
Shikra (Accipiter badius) also known as  Little Banded Goshawk. This is a Baby.

Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 HOT WHEELS CUSTOM '12 FORD MUSTANG (3/250 HW RACE TEAM 3/10) DHP39

CUSTOM '12 FORD MUSTANG
YEAR: 2016
MAKE: HOT WHEELS
NO: 3/250
COLLECTION: HW RACE TEAM (TRACK STARS)
SUB COLLECTION: 3/10
SCALE: 1:64
ITEM CODE: DHP39
COLOUR: Dark Blue
TAMPO: Hot Wheels Race Team graphics & '5' on sides, Blue, White, Red & Yellow checkers
BASE COLOUR/TYPE: Black / Plastic
WINDOW COLOUR: Clear
INTERIOR COLOUR: Grey
WHEEL TYPE: Chrome Red MC5
COUNTRY of MFR: Malaysia
NOTES/VARIATIONS:
DESIGNER: 

2017 HOT WHEELS '14 CORVETTE STINGRAY (20/365 HW RESCUE 9/10) DTY04

'14 CORVETTE STINGRAY
YEAR: 2017
MAKE: HOT WHEELS
NO: 20/365
COLLECTION: HW RESCUE
SUB COLLECTION: 9/10
SCALE:
ITEM CODE: DTY04
COLOUR: Light Blue
TAMPO: Blue, Red Stripes "HWPD" "Serve and Protect" "714" "Hot Wheels" Logo and Corvette logo on hood
BASE COLOUR/TYPE: Black / Plastic
WINDOW COLOUR: Red Tint
INTERIOR COLOUR: Black
WHEEL TYPE: Red Rim OH5SP
COUNTRY of MFR: Malaysia
NOTES/VARIATIONS: The '14 Corvette Stingray is a Hot Wheels casting based on the production car of the same name, debuting in the 2013 New Models.
DESIGNER: Ryu Asada

2017 HOT WHEELS VOLKSWAGEN GOLF MK7 (16/365 HW ART CARS 6/10) DTX92

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF MK7
YEAR: 2017
MAKE: HOT WHEELS
NO: 16/365
COLLECTION: HW ART CARS
SUB COLLECTION: 6/10
SCALE: 1:64
ITEM CODE: DTX92
COLOUR: Yellow
TAMPO: 'ZOOOM!' & stripes on sides, Black stripes on hood, 'A' in cloud on roof
BASE COLOUR/TYPE: Black / Plastic
WINDOW COLOUR: Clear
INTERIOR COLOUR: Dark Grey
WHEEL TYPE: Black Rim & White Wheel 10SP
COUNTRY of MFR: Malaysia
NOTES/VARIATIONS: The Volkswagen Golf Mk7 (also known as the Golf VII) is a compact car, the seventh generation of the Volkswagen Golf and the successor to the Volkswagen Golf Mk6. It was announced in Berlin on 4 September 2012, before a public launch at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Compared to the previous generation, the Golf Mk7 has a roomier cabin, with greater shoulder room for the front and rear passengers, rear legroom and boot space.

The Mk7 Golf includes a lot of new safety features, including Proactive Occupant Protection which will close the windows and retract the safety belts to remove excess slack if the potential for a forward crash is detected. This is also the first series production Volkswagen with a multi-collision brake system to automatically brake the car after an accident in order to avoid a second collision.

Engine options at launch include 1.2 and 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engines, with 84 hp (63 kW) and 138 hp (103 kW) respectively, and 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel engines, with 104 hp (77 kW) and 148 hp (110 kW) respectively. The 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Concept has a theoretical combined fuel consumption of 3.2 l/100 km (88 mpg-imp; 74 mpg-US) and anticipated 85 g/km CO2 emissions.
DESIGNER: 

2017 HOT WHEELS '63 CHEVY II (14/365 HW FLAMES 7/10) DTX85

'63 CHEVY II
YEAR: 2017
MAKE: HOT WHEELS
NO: 14/365
COLLECTION: HW FLAMES
SUB COLLECTION: 7/10
SCALE: 1:64
ITEM CODE: DTX85
COLOUR: Metalflake Pink
TAMPO: Yellow & Orange flames and HW logo on sides
BASE COLOUR/TYPE: Chrome / Platic
WINDOW COLOUR: Smoked
INTERIOR COLOUR: Black
WHEEL TYPE: MC5
COUNTRY of MFR: Malaysia
NOTES/VARIATIONS: From the back of the 2016-card:
Born: 1963
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Designer: General Motors
Specialty: Two-door hardtop that was a precursor to the Nova. The combination of readily available V8-power and a lightweight body made it a drag race favorite.
DESIGNER: