Tuesday, 4 August 2015


These are beautiful and I imagine the birds are spectacular:

Monday, 3 August 2015

Keep the conversation going...

Thank you for all your good wishes for a speedy recovery from this blasted cold. 

I'm still coughing a lot. Some places here have Arctic temperatures, then you step outside into a very hot oven, followed by another spell in the cold, then more heat and so on. It's very hard to get rid of a virus when your body's thermostat is constantly under siege! I'm eating like a horse, that should help...

These stylish illustrations by Malika Favre might inspire me to get better quickly so I can arrange to meet CC very soon.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Hey, come back here!

I'm posting a quick random photo because I managed to catch a cold so I'm not terribly inspired...

Thursday, 30 July 2015

All for nothing

I spent three months on a semi-vegan diet and had my cholesterol tested just before my trip. I was seriously disappointed with the results. The LDL dropped by a mediocre amount, HDL went up by an even more mediocre amount and the triglycerides went through the roof. I put weight on my belly and other areas where I didn't welcome any weight, but not on my arms and my face. I'm no longer vegetarian and will eat all the nice things Dora and my nieces cook. They all eat healthily, so I'll be ok.

The only thing left to do is to be sarcastic after the disappointing test results:

Wednesday, 29 July 2015


The gremlins had infested Dora's modem and we have only just resolved the problem. We have to go out soon to pick up the children from summer camp, so this post is just to touch base. I haven't seen CC yet because I'm still jet lagged and finding my feet...

Lolô made a lovely lunch for us. Here are Dora, two of her daughters and the lunch: