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A tea plantation in Kerala

A tea plantation in Kerala

I LOVE tea! That is an understatment. I can’t start a day without a bucket of tea. I will spend good money on good tea like other people do wine. I particularly love black tea and notice all the subtle differences between ceylon orange pekoe, […]

Story telling through dance

Story telling through dance

Kathakali dance is a traditional dance from Kerala. Whilst in Fort Kochi I spent an evening at the Kerala Kathakali Centre which is the best place to experience this kind of storytelling dance. You arrive early to sit and watch the fascinating ritual of applying […]

More from Kochi

More from Kochi

If you do visit Kochi there is plenty to keep you occupied for a few days. The Dhobi Khana Washing Collective is very interesting for a visit. You need to go earlier in the day if you want to meet any of the workers. They […]

My first Biryani attempt

My first Biryani attempt

Before I start, just to be clear, I am sharing with you what I did to make a biryani pure and simple. I am not claiming this to be a definitive recipe but it did taste good and I would do it again. I took […]

Portuguese church stuff

Portuguese church stuff

Following on from the previous post which mentioned the history of christianity in Fort Kochi I thought I’d share some images from the Indo-Portuguese Museum which has a range of artifacts from the sixteenth century onwards. The aim of the museum is to show the […]

Out and about in Fort Kochi

Out and about in Fort Kochi

I started and ended my trip to the south of india in Kochi. I stayed in Fort Kochi which is right on the edge of the city and is actually an island. The main city seems to be much like any other big city in […]

A little bit of rice flour can make all the difference.

A little bit of rice flour can make all the difference.

When I am walking around I often look down and notice the surface I am walking on. I have shared in a previous post how clues can be found under your feet that help to piece together the history and life of the place you […]

Wabi Sabi and Palimpsest

Wabi Sabi and Palimpsest

If you have been following me for a while you will be familiar with both of these words. They are two of my favourite descriptive words and things that come under these descriptions will absolutely make my creative  antenna jump to attention. For those who […]

Breakfast experiment

Breakfast experiment

Well yesterday I was making my morning cuppa wondering what needed eating and what to have for breakfast. Out of those questions these little tasty morsels were born. First of all the thing that needed using up was some chunks of fresh coconut, the kind […]

India Baby!

India Baby!

I wonder, when someone mentions India to you what is the first thing that pops into your head? My guess is that colour would be one of the words that comes to mind. India is all about the colour on so many levels. I have […]