After the unfolding of the sad news from Japan this week the state of emergency there continues to be an ongoing cause of worry, sadness and concern to the rest of the world. It is in our thoughts.
Yet less than a month ago no we were wandering around the southern most tip of India
seeing at first hand the reconstruction that has gone on... after the last Asian tsunami.
Poor fishing villages and homes have been completely rebuilt along the shoreline.
I have downloaded the second section of photos from our holiday and here is a taste of Kerala.
Calicut north of Fort Cochin on the coast is the place where calico was shipped out. The pool and hammock say it all.A few days to relax after a very busy time in Mysore. Slowly making our way back to Fort Cochin for the flight back to the UK.
I wish that I could have brought this courtyard garden home with me... Its just perfect. I love these old colonial wooden homes with an interior courtyard- so different from any garden in England.
Another breakfast and ..... another omelette as we get set for the day...
But how delicious does this supper in the evening look?
And in the bedroom an antique teak 19th C daybed for lingering on ...
The Courtyard restaurant- Fort Cochin...
And here was a perfect little homestay called Precious I think which I passed on a walk and awarded the 'best garden of the trip' award to...isn't it special? You can find it near the Vasco da Gama church and the cricket field.
And finally a church which we passed en route to the Spice Market -
decked out in Mother Teresa's colours of cobalt blue and white-