Monday, July 29, 2013

You Know you live in the tropics of South Sri Lanka When....

1.One of your primary neighborly relations issues is whether you take the banana's down before the monkeys come
2. You almost drop your tea as you hear an almighty crash outside... then realize it is just a king coconut dropping (you then make a mental note to stop the coconut climber next time he drives past your gate)
3. You are not sure how to get to the high-up mangos in the mango tree...a hook won't work as too high up... but there is a division of labour and coconut climbers do not "do" mango trees... you sigh and put it on your to do list
4. You wish for the first time you had no leather every 3 days they have grown grey and white fur...MOULD has never played a part in your life it is your nemesis
5.You get woken up from your mid afternoon nap to hundreds of people outside your, elephants in silly costume, swirling tops, drums and people dressed as peacocks just outside your gate...(see below)
6. You ask your man every night "where are we going?" - because yes the ceiling fan is on such a high speed and so bloody loud it feels like a helicopter has arrived to whisk you off somewhere VIP style (if only!)
7.You seem to find a new type of fruit in the garden every day...(correction -  half a fruit, the squirrels get there first!)
8. you are not sure if the strange little animal poos kindly left on your keyboard is from a mouse,a gecko or a mutant sized spider... but you nonchalantly lift it off with a tissue and get started with your day in the office regardless ;-)
(you know, going to leave it at 8, it is my lucky number!)


  1. Congrats on the Blog Verity ! Lovely to read about your experiences :)
    look forward to more!

    1. Thanks Sheena! thank you for being the first person ever to comment! I am 100% embodying the "fearless adventurer" - something i have a permanent reminder of in my office right now thanks to your thoughtfulness ;-)