A River Runs Through It….

A virtual journey through some special river moments from around the world. From sublime do-before-you-die experiences on ancient bodies of water to the storied rivers that birthed each of the European cities I travelled to in 2017 and singularly influenced their destinies.

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Embrace The Light

While this isn’t exactly the pylons of Karnak temple on the winter solstice, the sight of sunlight streaming into my living room at the end of a gloomy day is a sight to be celebrated.  Never mind, that it is blocked out most evenings for the discomfort it generates in muggy Madras. –   Wishing you all,…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Nostalgic

Could be my vintage, but far too many things make me feel nostalgic these days. Photographs and memories bring it on of course. As well as my mother’s handwriting on yellowing sheets of paper. A flowing river never fails to take me back to my childhood home. Sunsets on the East coast – where I live…

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On Ageing And Obsolescence

Old is when you suddenly find yourself on the wrong side of the generation gap. When you take time to figure out ‘LOL’ does not actually mean ‘Lots of Love’. When your boss is (was) a decade younger than you. When your four year old child/grandchild can make your smartphone do astonishing things, that you would…

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Tattered Treasures!

When I got married, my culinary skills were limited to brewing tea and coffee – and not very well at that. It helped that I went into a plantation house with an army of household help or R and I would have starved for sure 🙂 My mother worried endlessly, not so much for R’s…

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Lunch In My Neighbourhood

A double act this week since I missed the deadline for the last challenge 🙂 I was unsure of my skills with the Iphone, but I downloaded Camera+ today and am pretty surprised at the results! A long way to go yet, but way better than the blurry images in my camera roll so far!…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Thankful

“I am thankful for serendipitous times in my life, where things could have gone the other way.” ~ Rick Springfield And for the support and encouragement of all you great people 🙂 You can check out what other’s are grateful for here

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Travel Theme – White

“One’s mind finds no peace, neither enjoys pleasure or delight, nor goes to sleep, nor feels secure while the dart of hatred is stuck in the heart” To check out more entries or join in this travel theme in honour of the International Day of Peace, click here.  Thank you for visiting and have a great…

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Art On My Walls

India has a thriving contemporary art scene and some of the big names such as M F Hussein and Tyeb Mehta have fetched huge sums in auctions worldwide. Since I cannot afford even the serigraphs of these master painters, I shall use Ailsa’s travel theme to intoduce you to some comparitively lesser known artists, whose…

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