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 Tangalle Riviera
Tangalle Riviera is written up in The Sunday Times
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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...