No birds today – just trees. If you move from India to the UK, don’t move in December. You condemn yourself to weeks of dark mornings and grey afternoons. But when the sun does shine in London in winter, it … Continue reading Top Trunks
I am in London now, looking back over my life in India. What did I enjoy most? The sunshine and the mangoes. What did Distant Drumlin’s readers enjoy most? Well, according to the statistics, you are fascinated by my post … Continue reading Top Ten Photos of India
This is almost the last post from my home in Bangalore. The packers were here yesterday. And there are gods and flowers on the car dashboard to protect travellers. If you are still keen to hear about life in Bangalore, … Continue reading Filling a Drumlin-Sized Gap
I have chosen the wrong time of year to leave Bangalore and return to London. I’m going to miss the bright sunshine, the splashes of colour on every street. Continue reading Last Burst of Indian Colours
Only one more week to go before I leave India, so I’m taking a last look at the cattle of Bangalore. First, a close-up of a bullock looking tired after pulling a cart. Then a calf, well-looked after by a … Continue reading Last Look at Indian Cattle
This is my last month in India. My husband’s job in Bangalore finishes soon, and we are moving back to the UK. I need to squeeze in a few more posts before we leave. Let’s start with one of my … Continue reading Bulbuls, Coucals and Doves
We harvested the bananas in the garden last Friday. I will disappoint readers of my earlier post by admitting that I did not cook the banana flower – my excuse is that the flower was too small. Here is a … Continue reading Banana Stems
The one bike accessory that is essential in Bangalore is a string of tender coconuts. The sickle on the handlebar is an optional extra. One little detail caught my eye about the next bike – it is propped up on … Continue reading How many Coconuts can you Carry on A Bicycle?