"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)

Away Days


I have been away again.

Picture taken beside the bar of Cochin Airport’s International Departure lounge.

12 responses

  1. S. Etole

    Good to see you here again. That’s a fascinating painting.

    May 30, 2013 at 1:49 am

    • Thank you.
      It strikes me that for some weeks now my camera has been almost as lazy as its owner..

      May 30, 2013 at 8:13 am

  2. Have you been to Madras?

    May 30, 2013 at 2:03 am

    • Yes, several times – but not since 2008…
      PS: it’s now called Chennai (!)

      May 30, 2013 at 8:08 am

      • Oops sorry, that dates me! I only asked because it is 500 miles from Kerala. So I thought I was being rather smart.

        May 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm

        • Dear Madam,
          Whilst not wishing to further expose your folly, may I point out that the image is clearly labelled as being taken from Cochin Airport’s International Departures lounge.
          In future please try to pay attention, young lady.
          Yours faithfully,
          The management

          May 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

  3. Dear Sir,

    I stand doubly corrected.
    Sinto muito. Tem sido uma longa semana.

    Your follower

    May 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    • !Um erro fácil. Não mencioná-lo…

      May 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm

  4. Toffeeapple

    You have also changed things here and started speaking in tongues – that Lucille!

    I went away too, to Scotland and it was gorgeous.

    May 31, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    • “That Lucille” has much to answer for – it was she who first got me posting and my blog title was chosen as un hommage
      Though I still question the wisdom of appointing her as school captain!

      I will also be visiting Scotland. Later this month I am staying with my eldest son and his lovely wife. They are both working there.

      June 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

      • Toffeeapple

        I am very pleased that Lucille started you blogging. I cannot comment on the School Captain thing – we didn’t have them in my part of Wales.

        Enjoy your stay in Scotland, it is such a beautiful place.

        June 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm

        • Blogging is a strange business. Sometimes I wonder just why I do it. But it probably reassures friends and family far away that I’m still alive and well, and like reading an old diary, it’s occasionally interesting for me to look back on.

          I was made school captain of my primary school, which considering my total lack of prowess on the sports field still utterly amazes me!

          June 1, 2013 at 8:28 pm

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