James and Emily: A Few More Photos

At the risk of boring those not interested in pictures of my children, another entry with photos of Jimblebee and Emblebee (as we sometimes call them…).  I actually think there are some nicer photos here than last time.  I’ll keep going through all my old shots and will put up more if and when I … Continue reading

Cut Off From Passport Him That Pisseth Against the Wall

Five minutes from my house is a wall.  A long wall, made of brick, and in many ways unremarkable.  But it is a very interesting wall, and I’ll tell you why, if you’ll let me.  First of all, it is one of the exterior walls surrounding what used to be the royal palace until King … Continue reading

Mountain Biking Nepal: Shivapuri

One of the good things about life here is affordable child care.  We have employed two maids, Santu and Lila.  They are excellent. In Nepal people often call their maids or nannies “didi”,  which is the word for older sister.  Lila mostly cleans and does a bit of cooking, while Santu mostly takes care of … Continue reading

James and Emily: A Few Photos

One for the grandparents and those who have commented that their favourite posts on this blog are the ones with babies in them.  I have loads of pictures of James and Emily, going back the 14 months since they were born.  Some are good, some are bad, most are just mediocre.  I’ve taken a quick … Continue reading

Packrafting Nepal: The Indrawati, Balephi Khola and Upper Sun Kosi

Another “what I did on my holiday” entry, I’m afraid. I went with http://www.wagle.com.np on a four day pack rafting ‘proof of concept’ trip over Easter. Day 1: We took the bus to the edge of the Kathmandu valley then hiked with the boats and full camping gear on our backs to Sipaghat on the … Continue reading