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Here’s a selection of vignettes from daily life in and around our home in Thalapitiya, Galle.


Our home is a restored Dutch villa which has been extended but renovated in a traditional way. 465 more words

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The Beaches

The South of Sri Lanka is known for its beautiful beaches and great surfing.

In the last few weeks, we have taken our visitors on trips down the coast to explore them. 220 more words

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COMMUNITY, CULTURE and surfboard racks

Living in Sri Lanka has been a constant surprise -it’s vibrant, demanding, stressful and relaxing in an oxymoronic paradise.The constant that has defined our time here has been the people, specifically, the kindness, acceptance and generosity of the people. 828 more words

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Special Moments

There have been several moments when Nick and I look at each other (often over the heads of our exuberant and joyful boys) and we’re both thinking ‘wow’. 391 more words

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Weird and Wonderful Vegetables of Sri Lanka

Going to the vegetable market is always fun in Sri Lanka. It’s pretty much pointless to make a shopping list for me because I never stick to it. 860 more words

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Bike Commuting Sri Lankan style

As I alluded to in the last post, riding a bike here is not for the faint hearted, but it does give me a lovely sense of freedom, and to some extent control over my destiny. 76 more words

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Things not to do...

We’re starting to get into a bit of a rhythm here in Galle, the kids are at school, and are picked up every morning by a local tuk tuk driver, Mahani has joined the leisure club of a very fancy hotel on a beautiful peninsula where she can swim and gym and coffee her mornings away in style, and I have bought a bike for my daily commute to work. 507 more words

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