Pallet planters are all the rage in the up-cycling community. They are extremely useful (10-20 plants in a tiny space), look beautiful and are easy to make. So I fished out an old pallet from the local kabaadi-wala and got to work.
Almost at the southern tip of Sri Lanka, Mirissa is blessed with great sun, sand, surf, food, people and marine life. No wonder people from the world over choose to spend their days soaking it in. We spent our last couple of days in Sri Lanka in this lovely, buzzing beach town.
Galle is the cultural capital of Sri Lanka. From fresh catch of fish to the best the literary world has to offer, the place has the right mix. We also visited while the Galle Literary Festival was going on so the city was teeming with literature enthusiasts and writers (some of them staying at our […]
Despite being right in our backyard, we rarely ever considered Sri Lanka for a holiday. The civil war ended years ago and this beautiful tropical country is well on its way to heal itself and move on. We did expect sunny beaches and good food. What we found was much much more. Incredibly warm and […]
For the better part of December 2017, I had to be in the US on work. Visited beautiful Cincinnati and the snowed out Wisconsin.
Thanks to work, a small trip to Guangzhou came up. Having never been to China, this was an interesting little development. But this was a trip for me so something had to go wrong. I landed at the much larger than expected Baiyun Airport in the afternoon and was supposed to head straight to the […]
After the work week in Newcastle, I decided to take a a few days off and head to London. So many of my friends stay there, it would be great catching up with them. I also had to meet the wife’s sis and brother in law and their cute little kid, Arjan.
Work beckoned me to Newcastle in the UK in the autumn of 2017. What started out incredibly gloomy turned out to be quite a fun week in this pretty little city.
Old wooden trunks have a kind of romance to them. They have seen a lot during their time. Instead of throwing them away or letting them rot, converting them to something interesting and useful is always better. We took an old (probably about 20 years old) wooden trunk which has seen very rough usage (it […]
Clouds are strange. We spend most of our lives underneath them, at their mercy for rain and shine. During the rare hours that we float above them, we cannot stop but marvel at the giant floating mountains of white and grey which we see but not touch.