Tuesday, Day 11. Sometimes in this life something happens that is totally unexpected and you have to roll with the way the dice lands. Finding yourself out of your comfort zone is often as a result of such a moment as this. Today I visited a Tea Leaf Trust Centre for professional development, in Udapussellawa,Continue reading “Daily Dribble…Sri Lanka #4/4”
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Daily Dribble…Sri Lanka #3/4
Friday, Day 7 and following our final breakfast at Castle Hill Bungalow, Kandy, we are finally off on a train ride to Nuwara Eliya. At the train station in Kandy, Charlotte decides it will be a fabulous idea to have a few nibbles for the journey. It’s due to take 4 hours to climb intoContinue reading “Daily Dribble…Sri Lanka #3/4”
Daily Dribble…Sri Lanka #2/4
Monday, Day 3 and we have been delivered to the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya where the scale and grandeur make you feel very small and young as this historic space dates back to 1821. At 32°c today even though I’d like to have some of these specimens in our garden, the humidity needed to keepContinue reading “Daily Dribble…Sri Lanka #2/4”
Daily Dribble…Sri Lanka #1
Back when the United Kingdom made multiple vehicle marques for home and worldwide export, a company called British Leyland, which allegedly used the parts bin to create different vehicles across many ranges, produced for a time a vehicular collection that now can only be found rotting in junkyards, or lauded in motor museums as throwbacksContinue reading “Daily Dribble…Sri Lanka #1”
Fear of Heights…Paralysing Funk!
As I stood with one foot on top of the scaffold tower platform and my other foot on the first rung of our tallest ladder, for the first time in my life this Friday, I was gripped in the cold funk of paralysing fear. Even though the ambient February temperature had only risen to +6°,Continue reading “Fear of Heights…Paralysing Funk!”
On English Road Trips…
Being a connoisseur of the finest Full English Breakfast has always proved a heavy load to bear, as one is consumed with an overarching attempt to find the one that beats the previous holder of the title, at Every Given Opportunity. That said, a recent road trip to the UK with Charlotte was one ofContinue reading “On English Road Trips…”
Agadir, Part 1. Never Say Never…
‘Never say never’ goes the well known saying. One to which the wise amongst us do well to subscribe to as, if nothing else proves an old adage true, time will out and reveal all, as all things inexorably change. What once was, will indeed be repeated, as lessons from the past are rarely learntContinue reading “Agadir, Part 1. Never Say Never…”
It’s A Celebration…!
This week, Charlotte visits me here in French France and, as it happens to coincide with the anniversaire of the day I was born, she takes me to La Rochelle, on the West Coast, to celebrate. It is an opportunity for us to remember several missed personal milestones due not only to the unusually largeContinue reading “It’s A Celebration…!”