Who writes this blog?
That’s me – Karolyn – hello!
What will I find here?
I started Distant Drumlin to record my expat life in India in 2012 and 2013. When my husband finished his job in Bangalore, we returned home to the UK. So no more India – you’ve missed the bus.
Now I split my time between two places – a farm in Northern Ireland and a flat in London. My movements between the two are not well-planned; neither is this blog.
So, you may ask, what kind of job allows you to flit across the Irish Sea? I’ve just taken early retirement. My work in London was always interesting, but it was the kind of job that took up all the space in my brain. After a few years of freedom to think about other stuff, life seems richer, and I don’t want to go back to the office.
What is a drumlin?
A drumlin is a small hill, formed by a retreating glacier. Drumlins are sometimes described as egg-shaped, but I like to think of them as soil-covered giant potatoes.
Distant from what?
Me, because I’ve never settled on the drumlins.
One local musician, Duke Special, captured this in his song “Brixton Leaves”, when he said that his home was a distant drumlin. Find Duke Special’s wonderful music on www.dukespecial.com.
Can I use your photos?
Karolyn Cooper takes the photos, and writes the text, on the Distant Drumlin blog. If you want to use or copy any of the material on this blog, you need my permission. Go ahead and ask – I will probably say yes. You can use the contact form on this page.