Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The land of Serendip

Back from Sri Lanka, the land of tea plantations and egg hoppers and a great antidote to our winter of discontent. We spent a few days in Galle where the fort built by the Dutch in 1663 saved the old town from the tsunami. We missed the Galle Literary Festival which is in its fourth year, founded by Geoffrey Dobbs, a leading ex-pat light down there and we also missed the elephant polo where an Australian player narrowly escaped being killed by an elephant she was riding last year. Nevertheless, cricket, croquet and good company were enjoyed as were a few days on a palm beach further south.


Blogger Eurodog said...

Sounds good, WW. welcome back.

10:00 am  
Blogger Angus said...

Cricket,croquet and company - how gloriously alliterative. Better to be on a palm beach in Sri Lanka than in the deep, cold snow of the south of France. Brrrr...

1:22 pm  
Blogger Whispering Walls said...

Merci ED

Hi Angus - at least the darling dogs have thick coats

8:42 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It must have been very interesting, WW.

11:21 pm  

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