Wednesday, 17 November 2010
sri lankan softies
She loves "different things." When newcomers to what her taste chooses arrive, they are usually wowed by what she currently has as decoration around the place. Apart from books, that is. Lots and lots and lots of them all over the place.
Things are cheap in Sri Lanka. She buys a lot of her clothes there and many other things. We're currently using cutlery from there and they once shipped home for me a full 12 piece dinner service in what is a very well known top quality brand. It was chosen as a birthday present for me and it's beautiful. I made sure to take it with me when I left my former home. It's white with an edging of crimson and gold. It's made there and the twelve piece setting, several sizes of plates and bowls and both cups and mugs, together with shipping cost a fraction of the cost here of a six serve service. So I really have much more than twice as much as a normal service would give. It was a totally unexpected present too. Asterix and Tintin books are printed there and are again worth the cost of shipping home as they retail for about $1.50.
So here's some stuff from the latest trip. I see several bloggers have started to keep chooks in their backyards. Well, we couldn't do that in the inner west, but we have our own resident chook. Certainly well bedecked in colourful finery. She makes her nest on a corner of one of the leather lounges. She's quite friendly with the snake peering over her shoulder. He's large, but not as large as they come. His body goes along the back of the four seater lounge and his tail dangles down the other end of the arm.