"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Handy Craft

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After days of heavy, unrelenting rain, the skies and my spirits lighten.

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A trip to the mainland beckons: time to visit my bank, investigate the local availability of large lampshades and visit a handicraft fair.

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With three guests due next month, I decide to buy more bed linen. (Described locally as “bed sheets with pillow covers” or “diwan sets”.)

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My purchases must now await the dhobi’s visit.

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3 responses

  1. Lucille

    Is the dhobi a bit like Ocado?

    July 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    • Such is my isolation from all things British, that I had to google “Ocado”
      In fact the dhobi has just been here. He comes 2 – 3 times a week – but always without warning. Shaji, Dalila and Sumant then sprint around the house, collecting sundry items to add to my laundry basket. He returns a few days later, with everything washed and ironed.

      July 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm

  2. The colors of the fabrics are so inviting to look at … thank you for your visit.

    July 23, 2010 at 11:32 pm

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