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weekly travel theme: dance

On our recent trip to Sri Lanka and India we were able to watch lots of dances.

With the exception of the fire dancers all the other dancers in Sri Lanka wore traditional masks


this dancer is one of the many demons in Sri Lanka’s pantheon

At the end of each Kolam performance, Gera Yakka comes to dispel all evil influences resulting from “evil eye” and “evil mouth”



Dancers in a cultural show in Kajuraho, India




Dancers in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India



One dance involved balancing on the dancer’s head one pot, then two, then three, then four and

finally five pots as well as standing on two upturned metal beakers (which must have been very uncomfortable)


This theme was chosen by Ailsa. Why not tiptoe through the tulips (you’ll see why I say this) on Ailsa’s blog to see some other dances and dancers

Weekly photo challenge: lunchtime

This week’s weekly challenge was ‘lunchtime’. This one was a tricky one for me since I don’t have a camera phone and don’t usually eat lunch. However, for once DH announced he was hungry and wanted lunch today so I took this photo with my compact camera which goes everywhere with me and is the nearest thing I’ll get to a camera phone for the time being.

a chicken club sandwich served with chips liberally sprinkled with black pepper and the most delicious dipping sauce – a sort of sweet chilli sauce with lots of ginger in it – delicious!

Do you linger over lunch or snatch a quick sandwich on the run? Takeaway or eat-in? What would your ideal lunch be? Have you ever eaten the perfect lunch?

post OWOH

Valentine Dunkin’ Donut hearts on sale in Thailand

The excitement is over and lucky people all over the world have been notified of their winnings and are now waiting with bated breath for the arrival of the postman.

Jasmine at Nature’s Whispers was the lucky winner of my giveaway but she will have to be patient a little longer to see what she has won.

Although I didn’t win anything, I was lucky in other ways: I have had the chance to wander through the pages of blogland and discover some wonderful blogs waiting for a rainy day and time to explore them.

One World One Heart event

Hello and Welcome!

First a little history lesson:

In 2007 Lisa Swifka came up with a wonderful idea to  link bloggers around the world to encourage them to visit blogs they might not normally come across and in the process possibly forge international friendships.  An incentive to visit the blogs was the possibility to win a prize or even several. By the simple means of leaving a comment each time you visit a participating OWOH blog (One World One Heart) your name will be entered into a draw that will entitle you to win something. That something could be a piece of handmade art, a poem, a book, a CD, etc. etc. The rules are carefully explained in Lisa’s introductory post. Please note that you should be a blogger to be eligible to win a giveaway – this is after all an event aimed at bloggers around the world. Each participant must be willing to mail (at their own expense) the giveaway to anywhere in the world. You may not win an actual prize at all but you will discover many wonderful blogs to surprise and delight you. At the time of writing this almost 700 people are participating.


I am participating in this event too and my giveaway will be a souvenir from Cambodia where I am going for a short trip at the beginning of February.

In keeping with this year’s magic carpet theme, if you click on the category “Faraway travels” you can see some of the photos I’ve taken in some of the exotic places I have been lucky enough to have visited. You have to click anywhere on the banner at the top of the page to go to my home page where the categories are listed.

Comments must be made before 15 February to be eligible for the draw. Either include your blog’s URL or your e-mail address in coded format eg. myname at yagoogle dot com so that I can contact you if you win.

On February 15th the winner will be randomly picked (with a random number generator) and announced on this blog. I will email the winner and he/she will have 48 hours to respond with their postal address information. After 48 hours an alternate winner will be chosen.

Don’t forget to spread the word and visit the other participating bloggers too! The list of  all the participants is on Lisa’s blog. Thank you for taking the time to visit me, I hope you enjoyed your visit.