Monthly Archives: November 2017

Terrible Weather

The last few days the weather was uncommonly severe, strong winds, pouring rain and leaky roof …   This morning I found that this tree branch in front of our house had come down, barely missing our power line! And … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … World Peace!

Ritsu was home less than 24h from her last trip and is already off to visit Anuradhapura in the north.     She found and shared this wonderful display of 4 major world religions peacefully united on one altar …

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Out in the Boondocks #streetphotography

I went on a long-ish but also very picturesque trip with our driver Priyantha today, to his home village, about 1h from us. During our move an antique table lost a leg and I had a hard time finding the … Continue reading

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Visiting Lenny at the Hospital

Without going into too much detail, Julius’ friend Lenny had a pool mishap over the weekend that got him hospitalized. Once Julius was back from school and I checked back with Lenny’s parents if visits are ok, we hopped in … Continue reading

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Keeping busy on Sunday

Mommy is off on a mission to the Maldives, and as tempting as it is to just stay in all day and veg, I dragged Julius out for a long walk to the ocean and then along Galle Rd, where … Continue reading

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Another CCR 5K Sunday run … with a twist!

As every last Sunday of the month, Colombo City Running hosted another public 5K race. But this time I felt it was my turn to sacrifice my run in order to volunteer, which means helping out with registrations and then … Continue reading

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Saturday delights

This Saturday we combined the time around violin practice (earlier this weekend at 1PM) with a couple of fun activities: For lunch Julius had requested to check out Dinemore, a chain store which he got to know via his Friday … Continue reading

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Water Shortage

Another call back to Ethiopian times … The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said that water supply to several areas in Colombo would be disrupted tomorrow (25). An eighteen-hour water cut will commence from 8 am tomorrow including … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … more newspaper clippings

Ritsu in a full page ad featured in all major newspapers. Click to see the full page. Here some photos from the launch workshop:

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Ever since we left the US in 2002, we grew apart from the whole Thanksgiving thing more and more. But it is fun to turn back the clock and see how / what we tried in all those years: Fiji … Continue reading

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Another walk foiled by dark clouds

I was scheduled to meet with Ritsu at a furniture place, 20 minute walk from here, but when I looked out of the window, the oncoming clouds did not fill me with confidence. There was also rumbling and the occasional … Continue reading

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Good Night (rainy!) Colombo #streetphotography

Despite dark clouds looming and thunder rumbling in the distance, I grabbed an umbrella and went out for my evening walk. This is as far as I got (3 minutes from the ocean) when I felt the first drizzle and … Continue reading

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Snorkeling

Before yesterday’s beach clean up in Hikkaduwa, we had an hour to put on snorkel gear and explore the nearby shallow reef. It was pretty crowded and the reef thus not in best shape, too many people able to trample … Continue reading

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Beach Clean up Hikkaduwa

Today’s fun activity was joining a beach clean up organized by Julius’ school. We only had to drive to OSC (half hour on early Sundays) and then we hopped on a bus which brought us to the beach of Hikkaduwa … Continue reading

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Trying 2 new food places

Always on the look out for fun Saturday late (after gym) breakfast / brunch options, Ritsu found an article about a new place pretty close to us: Superfood Cafe A little cafĂ© that’s part of a small boutique hotel in … Continue reading

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