INFILTRATING THE HIGH RANGE CLUB

I need to say upfront that the photo on the left of the famous (men only) bar of the High Range Club in Munnar was not taken by me but plucked from the interweb. Read on to find out why. I’ve been dying to visit this famous bastion of tea planters as a lot of...

A SLEEPLESS NIGHT WITH A FIREFLY AND FAREWELL TO SAVANARAM

Last night was like trying to sleep on a bed of nails – strange as I went straight off the night before. My only diversion during the small hours was a super bright firefly that had followed me into the room and stood guard by the bedpost twinkling at me all...

SUNSHINE BUT NO ELEPHANTS YET

Well I’ve made it – with a few misadventures on the way – all of which have righted themselves (forgetting my adaptor – cause of major anxiety as its loss would put the blocks on my working – but they’ve found me one), forgetting my iphone lead (turns out it was in my...

POISONOUS FLOWERS, INDIAN GODS AND A BIT OF HISTORY

I was writing today about the Angels’ Trumpet flowers that I saw everywhere around Munnar and Periyar. Ginny my character was painting them and I thought I’d better check I’d got the name right. Turns out they’re highly toxic… so you...

ELEPHANTS AND CONTRACEPTIVES

I’ve just written about something that actually happened to me. About 5 years ago I went to India for the first time and was driven at night from the airport at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu to my destination, a yoga retreat near Coonoor. The journey was a bit of a...

NOW WE’RE ROCKING AND ROLLING!

I’m feeling very smug as I’ve managed to write the grand total of 2381 words today, bringing the cumulative total to more than 16,500. Yay! It really feels great when you’re on a roll. I’m beginning to think my target of getting to 20k by the...

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