“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ― Aldous Huxley

Today is a sad day;  the Ponio and I are no more. Today I ended the loan agreement I had with his owner. Our agreement was for Ponio's exclusivity to me...today I found out that this was not the case. It seems that this may have been going on for a while and I was paying for … Continue reading “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ― Aldous Huxley


The Blue Suit

Last week, on the way to the Foreigner Registration Office we got stopped by the lights opposite the crematorium. The only reason I know it's a crematorium is because of the two tall, thin, metal chimneys that can be seen above the treeline. And the reason I recognise the type of chimney?  Because when we … Continue reading The Blue Suit

The Sharpest Tool

Today is Dussehra. I've heard differing accounts of what the festival is about. My favourite version is that of the goddess Durga (an incarnation of the Mother Goddess) beating the demon Mahishasura. It took 10 days, 9 nights and swords - she has several pairs of arms. She also rides a lion. Personally, I would … Continue reading The Sharpest Tool

Andy’s Birthday

I have neglected my blog. A whole month without a post. It's the equivalent of my tiny front garden in the UK...weeds and anti-weed mat poking through the white pebbles...and a few cat/fox poos for decoration. September has not been a stellar mental health month. I've carried a weight in the pit of my stomach and … Continue reading Andy’s Birthday

Ad Infinitum

The bubbles in my flat, motivational waters have been recharged this week. Not from an unusual source; we regularly hold up elite athletes as a source of inspiration -  but from an unlikely trigger; the ‘seating’ plan for the plane transporting equine athletes to the Olympics in Rio. There are hand written corrections and adjustments on the … Continue reading Ad Infinitum