One of us a psychologist (Dr B) and one of us a scientist/teacher (Dr C), now both retired. We studied together, graduated together, raised a family together, ran a UK/Nepal Educational charity together. One of us is from Cumbria, one of us is from Kathmandu AND was the first woman from Nepal to get a PhD (1971!). The other got one too! One of us was born a Buddhist, the other one wasn’t.
You may be wondering about the blog title. It was inspired by two books, The Buddha Walks into a Bar (Lodro Rinzler) and Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar (Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein) PLUS a weird thought and conversation we had one day in a wine bar in Spain which was “if Buddha was sitting here now with us what would we talk about”? We decided it may NOT be deep full-on Buddhism, but would probably be about all sorts of things (eclectic) such as the wine, the city (Malaga), politics, the cricket score, our backgrounds, history, philosophy ……. in other words, a relatively normal intelligent conversation exploring each other and a wide range of topics. Since that day we have often sat down in many wine bars and laughing, said to ourselves “where’s Sid (our name for Buddha whose original name was Siddhartha) we need to start the conversation, what should it be.” And so our blog is a reflection of this …… eclectic!
For several years we have travelled the world together in a mindful way exploring culture, architecture, museums, galleries, wine ……. But now with old age and health issues creeping up on us, much of our travel is relatively local or just “in the mind”! We are trying to write a book too, A Year In Nepal, of which you can read and comment on the first few chapters by clicking here Our Book or from the top menu.
We have kept our old posts relating to tales of Wine, Philosophy, Politics, Travel, and of course of 10 years attempting to develop the primary education system in Nepal. All of the posts in these categories can be viewed from the top menu. If you’d like to contact us please use the form below, we WILL reply.