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OK, so I’m still crap at blogging, here’s an update of the events of August. Hope you’re still reading… Just to give you some context of where I am composing this blog entry (off line, of course). I’m in a community hall in Puttalam, north of Colombo on the coast, surrounded by mossies and trying […]


Right, I’m really not very good at keeping this up to date, am I?  I think I might just post some random observations, and try and get you up to date on my comings and goings properly some time soon.  My laptop is at the laptop hospital at the moment, with a faulty motherboard, so […]


We had the annual VSO staff and volunteer conference in Kandy. I’d been on the organising committee for the 2 day conference, and we’d come up with some quite interesting sessions getting folk to think about where their placements fit in relation to our beneficiaries, the organisations we work with and the goals VSO is […]


26th-27th July

11Aug08

Another trip to Tangalle to the Consumer Action Forum meeting, but this time I stayed over and broke up the trip, plus had a great time staying at the beach!


We got the train to Nuwara Eliya, which was amazing, if not rather long – 8 hours. We were in the observation class carriage which is at the end of the train and has a full length window at the end of the carriage and bigger windows so you can watch the countryside go past. […]


We had a meeting in Polonnaruwa which is on the way to Trinco, but not that far East. I hadn’t been to this area of the island so it was good to see the changing terrains and the wild elephants and monkeys. The heat was different too, not as sweaty as Colombo. We had the […]


I was slightly ill this week, but in quite an odd way. I just slept for 24 hours, didn’t eat for 48 hours, but with none of the expected toilet type activities you would anticipate with the heat and curries. I think my body was telling me to look after it properly, so I’m avoiding […]