One of the things about a holiday home 5,500 miles away in the Tropics is upkeep. Flight booked today for this year's essential maintenance and renewal trip!
Things deteriorate fast in the Tropics. Colours fade and chair covers need replacing regularly. Lampshades are a nightmare! Anything metal rusts and toasters and small electrical items do not last long. Hence the need to book a flight, hit the best fabric shops in Colombo, make appointments with soft furnishing guru, Jayawardene, and head down south to get the house looking ticketyboo for the upcoming season of winter sun.
And, it's not just the house that needs maintenance. Our faithful hounds need worming drugs that we cannot buy in Sri Lanka and, on this occasion, new vet beds! After ten years, we have got the routine but it all takes time and quite a bit of forward planning. Arriving after a 10 and a half hour flight and a few hours' drive to discover you have forgotten something is not what I call a joke - well, not a joke in good taste anyway.
So, flying out on 1 October for a whirlwind ten days! Or what Chris calls ' a hardship posting'!!3rd Aug 2012
The Fishermen are back!
Whilst we are unable to visit, we are thrilled to 'see' that the itinerant fishermen are back on our beach.
The Southern Expressway is now open to within 15 minutes of The Teak House
After a wait of 17 years, we are delighted to let you know that the final section of the Southern Expressway was vested a week ago! It will now take between 2 and 2 and a half hours to travel the 234km from Colombo Airport to The Teak House. It is expressway all the way but the last 15 minutes.
Extending our low season pricing
In light of the terrible impact on tourism since the horrific attacks of Easter Sunday, we have extended our low season pricing across the summer months. There will never be a more affordable time to visit this enchanted isle.
The Tangalle Riviera
Tangalle Riviera is written up in The Sunday Times
Special offer for Stays in May and June!
Book and pay for four nights and get one night's free stay. Offer applies to stays up to and including 30 June 2016. Enjoy five nights for the price of four and really experience this 'rare piece of heaven on earth....complete with a fabulous chef!'