Waiting for the Present

Present I spotted these Gondoliers killing time in Venice last month. The scene reminded me of a saying from my school days about the child who was asked by his teacher to 'sit and wait for the present' and was then surprised that nothing came of the promise and he was then told it was … Continue reading Waiting for the Present

Serene

Serene Some gentle strains of music could be heard from a window above. It was appealing to step out of the Delhi hubbub and explore. The staircase wound around and led to a silhouetted wine bar. A group of lads sat sharing beers and banter. A couple sat in one corner quietly chatting, perhaps stolen moments together.  … Continue reading Serene

Superficial Delights: Chilling in the Sun

I was able to take out a few days (and also enjoy some superficial delights through indulgence in cocktails and food) on a couple of  islands set in the idyllic Saronic Gulf in Greece. Travelling to the Islands It is fascinating that vehicles (other than waste lorries) are not allowed on Hydra, so the only … Continue reading Superficial Delights: Chilling in the Sun