"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)

Afternoon Stillness

Lazing on a sunny afternoon


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Pictures taken on our recent stay in the Plapally Rubber Estate, Koottickal.

8 responses

  1. Catchy tune! Is that a child’s tree house on the left, or does it serve some other purpose?

    January 19, 2012 at 8:22 am

    • It’s an adult’s tree-house with comfortable chairs, I am told!

      January 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

  2. What a beautiful place to laze in!

    January 19, 2012 at 8:29 am

    • It looks very appealing. My houseboy and the driver spent long and happy hours chatting there..

      January 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

  3. That reminds me I must do my tax return.

    January 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    • I did mine on-line last week – in fact, I did three year’s worth of them – the Inland Revenue suddenly seem to have rediscovered me! And I’ve been issued with a new tax code, almost identical to the last one.

      January 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  4. Toffeeapple

    I wish I could have bananas hanging under the eaves, what a treat. I suspect that you have varieties other than the Cavendish that we get here. They are not ripened properly now either…

    I don’t have to pay tax any more, isn’t that wonderful?

    Thank you for the link to the Kinks, a favourite band in my youth.

    January 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    • Many, many varieties of banana. (Good grief, I’m beginning to sound like Betty Marsden in Round the Horne!) Bananas to eat as fruit, and to cook in curries.

      Congratulations on being declared a tax haven!

      My single claim to fame as a youth was that I went to the same school as Ray Davies. Well, sort of.. He had been there some years earlier, and his school formed part of amalgamated Comprehensive which I attended.

      January 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

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