Tag Archives: Kovalum

Kerala 1

Dwakara Lodge, Kovalum Beach Sunday 2nd September I thought R & R meant Rest and Recreation. I have since discovered that it’s an old army term meaning Rest and Recuperation. So I am here for some much needed R & … Continue reading

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Kerala 2 – Thinking about my body

Monday 23rd September. Noon A bunch of bananas, slices of fresh juicy pineapple, and much else … it’s good to be eating again. That’s a major reason for deciding to stop and unwind for a week or two. There is … Continue reading

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Kerala 3 – Beach bums?

Tuesday 24th September Kovalum is organised. Although, as is my wont, I am here at the very start of its season, it is possible to imagine life here at, for example and in particular, Xmas. The many small lodges, whether … Continue reading

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Kerala 4 – Sybaritism

Moon Cottage, Kovalum Monday 30th September, 7.45 am! Nigh on a week later, I emerge from a my lotus eating bliss to pen a few words. Outside it’s raining as if there’s no tomorrow. Inside, I’m showing the scars of … Continue reading

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Kerala 5 – The World Enters

Moon Cottage 30th September. 10.15 am Somehow, hours have passed. Breakfast light, muesli which is fresh fruit salad with oats. Plus reasonable tea, black no sugar, (hot) milk separate, and, using my nearly pint enamel mug, in English quantities. And … Continue reading

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Letter to Son No. 1 – Kerala

Moon Cottage, Kovalum October 1-6 1985 Somewhere in the mists of time and post offices, Letter no. 4 has disappeared. There is no note about it in my diary. However, I did send a now lost letter to my parents … Continue reading

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Kerala 6 – Busy Doing Nothing

Kovalum (still). 7th October 1985 Writing this is not easy. I have to make an effort. A game of cards or Othello; a thriller or the Walkman: all is easy when accompanied with constant nibbles and lubricated with another joint … Continue reading

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Kerala 7 – Allepey

11th October 1985 8.30am Sheeba Lodge (25/- double inc. bathroom) I got away at last. This was partly because I joined up for a while with le Suisse Claude, our routes coincided to here, and partly because Kovalum was beginning … Continue reading

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