Out and About in Colombo
Hi Marcos. Hello everyone.
My apologies for not writing sooner. I guess returning to work hit me harder than I thought it would as I had to come home early with a migraine. I guess I had spent too long in front of a computer screen. However I didn’t want to leave it any longer before I communicated with you so I thought I’d let Dad fill you in with what he has been up to since our return to Colombo.
I promise to write as soon as the weekend starts. So without further ado have a read and a look at what Dad’s been up to.
Good evening everybody. This is Roy, Helen’s Dad – an amateur at the controls! Fasten your seat belts.
Thank you for your kind comments on my efforts.
I am half way through my holiday in Sri Lanka, the time has really flown-I have been here sixteen days already.
On Sunday morning I had a real treat. Pankaj took me to his barber and I had a haircut, shave and head massage. It was really relaxing and I think I went to sleep in the middle of it!
Today Pankaj and I have had a really mixed day. Shopping for groceries, stuff for Isabel, vegetables etc. The sort of day we all have wherever we are living.
Shopping can be difficult in Sri Lanka. With it being an island lots of things are imported and when stocks run out it is a case of waiting for the next shipment to arrive. Quite frustrating if you don’t shop in time-when you see it, buy it.
Since our return from holiday I am trying to eat less so last night I only had Lobster Thermidor at a restaurant on the beach.
Let me tell you about lunch today. I had my favourite South Indian meal –Masala Dosa. It is a huge pancake with a filling of potato and spices and comes with several dips. Beautiful!
I seem to remember saying to you that the road to hell is paved with good intentions!! I don’t care- I am on holiday.
Outside the restaurant we met a Sri Lankan guy, Shamil, who was having his wedding function there .He lives in England and had come for an arranged marriage and was due to fly back to the UK in two days. His new wife would have to wait for her visa to come through.
Here we are, forgive the shorts!
Our next visit was to Independence Hall, a modern building and quite impressive. It was built to commemorate independence in 1948.
We then picked Helen up at her office and returned home, played with Isabel for a while and finished off the evening with a delicious meal cooked by Pankaj.
That's it folks. Thank you all for your company and patience. Good luck to you all.
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