The long anticipated arrival of Mark Forbes of Kulu Safaris fame to photograph The Teak House yesterday. Arriving way ahead of schedule having left Negombo at 04.30, Mark set about capturing the essence of The Teak House experience.
It was hard work - Roshan and I spent much of the day 'styling' - flowers, food, and endless, subsequently spilled glasses of liquid gold - our fast diminishing reserves of Sauvignon Blanc! The photo shoot finally drew to a close at 20.00 last night when we relaxed with a glass or two of something.
Supper consisted of a delicious cold spinach soup, followed by homemade fish and shrimp cakes served with a punchy, rustic carrot salad and cucumber in a yummy yoghurt dressing. Simple but perfect after a long day behind the lens. Thank you, Mark. Can't wait to see the images when you are done!
The latest addition to our ever increasing collection of hibiscus has flowered!
And, Tissa and Seeni have finally decided where they are going to lay their heads in the new order of things! The raised walkway between The Teak House and our gleaming new kitchen is just the thing. With their sightlines firmly secured, a gentle breeze flowing through the trellising and the cool surface of the polished cement floor, they have given up their expensive wooden thrones underneath the house, their slightly feral firepit idea and finally made the right choice! Phew......................
They are of course blissfully unaware of their rivals for our affection back in Blighty!
I fear we know the outcome of a chance encounter!
Now, will the carpenter, electrician, stonemason or general labourers turn up today or are we really still in the Sri Lankan moment - dreaming?
Later.................5th Oct 2011
The Tangalle Riviera
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The Marriage of Roshan and Dilhani
After a long wait, we are now delighted to show you the homecoming photograph of our very own Roshan and his beautiful bride, Dilhani.
Awesome Birthday Cake!
When we discovered that my nephew would be celebrating his 12th birthday at The Teak House, we had to make sure that the cake matched the anniversary. And, look what Roshan ordered from his 'secret' cake maker...the coolest elephant you have ever seen!
The Swimming Pool is coming...
After many years, we have finally decided to bite the bullet and put in a much longed for swimming pool. Here is the idea...