Monthly Archive: November 2012

Blister packs of brightly coloured medicines.

Ready, Set? Errr, No….

We head off to Everest Base Camp tomorrow morning, flying into Lukla where, insha’allah, a porter awaits us on arrival. And, for all that the...

Best Face Forward?

Best Face Forward?

I have a really conflicted relationship with makeup. It’s not that I don’t wear it. You wouldn’t see me dead in a posh bar without...

DCIM100GOPRO

Happy Birthday, Son

Twelve years ago today, I woke up with a stomach ache. And, despite being almost nine months pregnant, I blamed it on a curry. (I...

Bodhnath Stupa

The Biggest Stupa in Asia?

“Look!” I say, coaxingly. “It’ll be interesting! It’s the biggest stupa in Asia! We have to see that, right?” “Oh, alright!” says my spawn. (Neither...

Welcome-4

First Impressions of Kathmandu

The term “sensory overload” could have been designed for Kathmandu, a medieval hill city, dirt poor, rich in ritual, dragging its ass into the twenty-first...