My other blog about Irish townlands has taken off as a proper project requiring me to be organised and accurate. So I find myself back on the Distant Drumlin blog in a frivolous mood. Ready for some random numbers? Today … Continue reading Random Drumsticks
We have a new supermarket in the Whitefield suburb of Bangalore – D-Mart. Like all the big Bangalore shops, D-Mart is strict about security. On my first visit I was carrying only a small handbag and a camera bag, but … Continue reading Taking Pulses
We have bananas in the garden again. One banana tree gave us fruit in January, as reported here and here. A second tree is now holding green bananas and a banana flower. This is how they looked on Wednesday. These … Continue reading Banana Flowers
I am back in Bangalore. The fruit on sale on the market stalls of Whitefield and Varthur does rival the Irish plums and blackberries, so here are some oranges, pomegranates and bananas in all their glorious colours. Continue reading Oranges, Pomegranates and Bananas
Yes, I’m still using the same old photo of traffic. Here are two more clues that it is Indian traffic. For clues 1 to 5, look at the blog entries for Tuesday and Wednesday. Clue No. 6. The faded … Continue reading 10 Clues that We’re in India – Clues 6 and 7
A new restaurant has opened in Whitefield, called “Like That Only”. In fact the name is “likethatonly”, and our driver had been passing it every day mystified by the strange name until I explained that it was three English words stuck together. Paul and I had a good lunch there on Saturday – and the photo of a dragonfly chopstick rest should show you that the restaurant has a casual, stylish, south-east Asian vibe. But it’s not the only strangely-named place in Bangalore – I have also lunched at “I and Monkey”. On the other hand, our favourite restaurants in London are called “Pied a Terre” and “L’Autre Pied”, so maybe chefs just pick weird names all over the world.
So life is going to change…. It could be scary, which is why we’re getting three rabies shots each. But it could be full of mangoes. Continue reading Mangoes