It’s Buddha’s birthday ……. 3 times over!


A celebration of Buddha’s birthday told in a style as if in conversation with Buddha himself. The conversation with The Two Doctors is quite respectful and describes his birth through to enlightenment and death. As Buddhists ourselves we will be celebrating today quietly and mindfully.

A Year in Nepal: Chapter 4 There’s a One Eyed Yellow Idol ….


This is likely to be the final post in chapters released from our part written book, A Year In Nepal, in which we sought feedback to help us with the remaining chapters. Here's the fourth chapter, regarding Religion in Nepal: (You should start from previous chapters published so far here Our Book, A Year in … Continue reading A Year in Nepal: Chapter 4 There’s a One Eyed Yellow Idol ….

A Year in Nepal: Chapter 1 First Impressions


A Year in Nepal" is a book I have been writing since the beginning of this year, 2019. I'd got to my 6th chapter and somehow ran out of steam, lots of ideas, content, adventures, but just couldn't continue or explain it! I let it sit there for two months, and despite encouragement from friends … Continue reading A Year in Nepal: Chapter 1 First Impressions

It’s Buddha’s birthday ……. 3 times over!


Today is Buddha’s birthday, May 18th, or Baisakh full moon in Nepal’s calendar, together with the anniversary of his enlightenment and of his death. In Kathmandu almost every single person will be visiting temples, monasteries and shrines to celebrate. We have experienced such a day in Nepal as we walked to the top of the … Continue reading It’s Buddha’s birthday ……. 3 times over!

Picture behind the story #21 “Murdering Chillies” in Kathmandu!


My sister in law decided she wanted to make some chilli pickle so asked her husband, Dr Madan, to go out early morning and buy enough to make a few jars. We drove out to the Swayambhu area (Monkey Temple) because apparently this is where two ladies sold their only crop on the side of … Continue reading Picture behind the story #21 “Murdering Chillies” in Kathmandu!