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April 23rd, 2016

Heat and dust. And rambling roses

We got back to Delhi at the beginning of the week to find someone had turned the thermostat up in the 2 weeks we were away.

It is hot, hot, hot, and even though it’s still April, the temperature has been hovering around 40C/104F all week, down from 44C the day we flew back. I’ve already talked about the dire water situation in the country (& it’s only getting worse) and how we are very careful to use water sparingly. Thus it is that the plants only get watered very early in the morning or after sunset, to avoid as […]

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December 12th, 2014

Oh the poor, poor Sunderbans…

Just 10 days ago, we were in the Sundarbans, a fascinating part of West Bengal, right on the Bangladeshi border. To fill in the blank for those of you who might not know too much about this region, I’ll be lazy and quote good old Wikipedia:

“It is the largest single block of tidal mangrove forest in the world. The Sundarbans covers approximately 10,000 square kilometres (3,900 sq mi) of which 60 percent is in Bangladesh with the remainder in India. The Sundarbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”

The main thing one hopes to see in the Sunderbans is […]

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June 5th, 2014

In honour of Earth Day…

…I thought I would share with you a photo taken 2 weeks ago in the Kruger Park, one of the world’s most fabulous places. My 2 most favourite African critters together.

What a wonderful world we live in – if only we knew how to take care of it, and protect the others who share it with us…

May 13th, 2013

Surprisingly wild Delhi

This weekend, we were spoiled by the weather, though apparently it is downhill all the way from here.

The searing heat was broken first by a spectacular dust storm on Saturday and then by rain yesterday – and a rainbow as well, a rarity in Delhi. So it was actually nice to be out and about this weekend…remind me of this when the threatened heatwave hits us this week.

Caught in the dust storm on Saturday, Anjulie and I persisted and drove onto the club, to walk the dogs. What an evening…the temperature dropped radically as the dust storm abated, […]

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