In My Time – Week 29, 2015


Early on in the week we made Harira for supper – the Moroccan thick soup with chickpeas, lentils, rice, tomatoes, garlic and ginger. It didn’t come out quite the way neither the recipe nor we intended, so we added loads of leftover roast guinea fowl from the previous evening to it and opened a bottle of…

In My Time – Week 28, 2015


It is already mid-summer but days with good summer weather have been few. Week 28 was no exception. Buying exciting new wines and walking in the Yorkshire Dales were the highlights of the week WINE The man from Enotria Wine Cellars popped in at the beginning of the week. He had driven all the way…

2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.   Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,100 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here…

2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get…

2011 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 30 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

Sri Lankan New Year In Leeds


A Sri Lankan New Year party was held in Leeds on Sunday. Over one hundred Sri Lankans and some of their British friends enjoyed traditional Sri Lankan festive fare, played ‘New Year Games’, sang and danced to Sri Lankan music late in to the night. This remarkable annual event was organised by a remarkable Sri…

Not Sour Grapes


Unwanted political meddling cost Sri Lanka the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Baffling team selection, atypical fielding lapses, strange bowling changes are some of the things that surprised viewers. The position of the captain and selectors has become untenable.