Closure

Monday 09/04/18: It’s a beautiful time to be back in the west coast of Scotland. The weather is still mostly challenging, with bitter biting winds that gouge the very marrow out of your bones. The rain alternates between falling horizontally and being laced with icy sleet, or there's the snow that quickly degrades from white … Continue reading Closure

The home stretch

Sunday 11/02/18: Eeekk! There are only nine more sleeps until we leave our rural community and head back to Kathmandu for two weeks' debriefing; report writing; R and R; and the thing I'm looking forward to most, a hot shower. All of a sudden, my position has changed from, "We've still got xx days" to … Continue reading The home stretch

We’re Disappointing Saraswati

Monday 22/01/18: Today's adulting fail: Managed to accidentally tie-dye two of my t-shirts because I'm an unfortunate mix of lazy (soaking my clothes overnight in a bucket), stupid (too much detergent along with an inky black top), and pig-headed (I point-blank ignored the advice of Ama and her 30+ years' worth of experience in hand-washing … Continue reading We’re Disappointing Saraswati

Bonfires and menstruation

Bonfires and menstruation

Sunday 14/01/18: I have a terrible confession to make. I did a really bad thing on Wednesday. I did lots of fabulous things this week too but it's the shame of Wednesday that I'm still thinking about half a week later. My sin? I made a bonfire and burned my rubbish in the street. Eeeww! … Continue reading Bonfires and menstruation

New year/mid-sabbatical resolutions

New year/mid-sabbatical resolutions

Monday 01/01/18: I'm in a happy bloated place after a surprisingly decent New Year's day lunch and the talk of resolutions has reminded me of one of my first blogs. It was in September, in the last few days of my life at Shell, and I'd set out a list of targets to achieve in my upcoming six month … Continue reading New year/mid-sabbatical resolutions