|Back in UK!
I am so happy to be back! I went to Sainsbury's and spent £99 on food, scrubby stuff and hairdye. My hair was turning blonde which was slightly terrifying. Minuit seems okay to see me, although she disappears for hours and presumably eats food at other people's houses cos she is a tub!
It is soooo nice that even if it is hot, one does not get covered in a disgusting layer of dust, and that is one showers, one does not have to cover with a layer of insect cream and sun cream and insect spray and lime to keep away leeches, and even better, when it is raining, I can just think it is beautiful and not put on two layers of socks and trousers to avoid the plethora of leeches which always follow the rain! and even better, I do not have to wear BROWN every day and can even wear pretty dresses cos they will not be destroyed by the climate, and I will not be called a whore for exposing a shoulder, an ankle or wearing glitter. *sigh*
I want to see ROMEO AND JULIETTE and King Arthur! Penny, I know you are reading this - will ring later - what are you doing tomorrow???
off to write five papers for international meeting :-(
and a little sinhala poem about leeches so I do not forget
vessa thienna kotta, koodella innawa
vessa ne thienne kotta, mata heena havennawa!
|day in Galle
I do not know if this works!! It is all very confusing. I feel disgusting. I feel like a very bad person. I am going to write this here so I feel better! I always think I can handle the jungle, and that it is another segment of my life. But feeling so very disgusting and so very dirty and bloody and seeing huge red bumps all over your body for so long is just getting me DOWN and today I felt like I NEEDED a hair dryer. I feel really bad thinking that because that is western nonsense. But I am yucky! and I smell. And I am hardly seeing any little cuties because they are going extinct and that is depressing too and the government has changed here to a stupid socialist Bell Party who buys up the rain forest so lazy people can try to plant tea for two years and then realise that the land is too sloped and tea cannot grow there and then the reain forest is gone forever! it is tooooooo depressing. It is difficult to know whether to stay a part of it and try to stop the inevitable or realise that we are doomed and become a Mills and Boone novelist.
I do not know what to do but if this Sri Lankan pervert who tells people I am his GIRLFRIEND (see prettily hand penned letters to Penny and HU) tries to feed me rice and curry or rub his leg against mine in the trishaw, I will hurt him...
see you in ten days! *sob*
please have red wine and cheese ready for me - someone???? I will bring silk in exchange?!!!
I am in a very expensive internet cafe - well it is a tiny room really with no coffee because Sri Lankans do not have coffee but TEA - and I have come here first! I am very afraid to open my emails as there will no doubt be too much work and grief and bad news. I have had no headaches yet in Sri Lanka despite the worst leeches I have ever seen, including two in my armpit, and rain and fungus! It is really massochistic...but email will surely give me a headache - not sure why I came all the way on a dodgy bus playing bollywood music for this.
I must really hurry - I miss you all and hope you are well - the only real news to report is about the little cuties, of which I have seen several, one even for a whole hour, but that may bore!
|leaving for Sri Lanka
I am very tired and still have a dissertation to read but am leaving for Sri Lanka tomorrow. I still have to clean the house and love the cat, and cuddle the hamster too as well as put my hair in curlers so I will have one more day when maybe I will not look like a sweating mass. Then Tuesday I will be eating coconut curry, and maybe for that once I will not yet be sick of it, and hearing the hoo hoo hoos of purple faced leaf monkeys.
I have no idea how this works! Or if this entry will go in. But anyway, for Kate and Neil and Penny and Ed, I hope you can see some little cutie stuff here over the next two months. Current Mood: stressed