Dearest Slim Paley Readers:
I regret to inform you that Slim Paley has gone “troppo” for the moment. As you know, she is an enthusiastic traveller and as her pal and travel partner, we chose Sri Lanka for this year’s sojourn. Our plans have changed from day to day. We even dropped one country and chose another. But in Sri Lanka I seem to have lost her to a gentle country of open faces and Dutch Colonial architecture, which was her passion but now her obsession. It is also a country she visited when she was even a hotter chick than she is now.
Although I have reminded her every day that she might want to think about working on her next post, I can’t tear her away from King Coconut water and Geoffrey Bawa houses. She is in a bit of a swoon over it all, the swaying palms, billowing mosquito nets, the tea plantations, and a country where the coffee is so awful and the tea so wonderful there is hardly a choice for those of us accustomed to our morning lattes. Having toured a tea factory, it won’t be long before Slim will be instructing you all on how to make tea, how to taste it and how you should feel after a proper cuppa.
Fields of tea and waterfalls, Sri Lanka
Admittedly, I have also found myself cheerful at the prospect of unreliable or virtually no internet. Slim did help me meet a deadline so I feel obliged to let her off the hook for now.
You can expect some of her most inspired writing and annoyingly wonderful photos (although maybe some of mine may make their way into her blog) and I can assure you it will be worth the wait.
Sending you all glad tidings from Paradise,
Always an adventure-Who knew low tide was only in the morning?
Many thanks to my dear friend and travel mate for writing my very first “Guest Post”. I promise I haven’t gone AWOL amongst the fields of tea. I will be posting very shortly-I have lots to share!