76 Trombones in the Big Parade

Sri Lanka has amazed us.  Like India in many ways, but yet, completely different, it is endlesslesly surprising and mesmerising. We were wandering along the battered but still formidable ramparts of Galle Fort when what should we behold gaily striding down the street before our very amazed gazes but this.          

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Joyce Haskett

We have been quiet and will be for a while longer for our hearts lie with our beloved Mother, Joyce, who, after starring in our lives and shining light and love and laughter into the dark corners of many hundreds of other people’s lives has left us at the age of 93.  The good may […]

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The Bollywood Bombshell

At a time when many romantic leads in Indian movies looked like this… A young man appeared who looked like this… A doe-eyed, slim hipped, rebel with a taste for Trouble. Over many decades he became The main man, the top-of-the-pops, the Big Banana of Bollywood, he is as omnipresent as any God.  You see […]

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King of Jazz

Thailand’s previous King, Rama IX, Bhumibol Adulyadej, who sadly passed away in 2016, was revered by his people as a God King. Apart from manfully shouldering the weighty burden of being both King and Deity Rama IX was a renaissance man, educated in the USA and Europe before the War, called to the throne by the […]

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