Moyes downunder

Stephan, not best pleased!Great to have Stephan Moyes in Sydney last week, although I suspect he thought living downunder was slightly more relaxing than it is in reality. Timing was poor all round and I feel bad that there was so much going on, but I think it worked out well and he had a good time, but if you know Moyes, you’ll realise that it may be hard to tell. DSCN2945

Moyes is defined by a few things, loyal friend, laid back to the horizontal, resentful Grangemouth dweller, re-educated Network Administrator and, possibly most of all, ex Electrician who hates all electrical work! So I guess that his arriving in Sydney to find that we have a constant stream of Electrical needs was something of an unpleasant surprise, oops – Pure coincidence Steve honest! Anyway, he chipped in with his own inimitable style, and we were grateful for his help. 

On the road for a few days…

Back to beautiful Bombay…

Bombay really is a memorable place, as are the other parts of India I have been lucky enough to visit (New Delhi and Agra, home of the Taj Mahal). The people seem warm in spite of their circumstances, although, that could be considered a patronising western view? Each and every one of the children I see on the streets in Bombay look happy, and the adults seem oddly, well, satisfied. Could be religion, culture, or the fact that DSCN2968the burden of aspiration weights heavier on the fallen, that on those who have never contemplated betterment? That’s my philosophical point of the day, well, just today.

Comedy weather entry in the Sydney Morning Herald, I’m reading it on the plane as I head for Singapore… Is the weather in Mumbai really SMOKE?