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Friday, August 26, 2016

Creative Spot by Mahendra (Speedy) Gonsalkorale

When all around us we hear horticulturists, floral experts and excellent photographers talking about their hobby/hobbies in their language, Speedy chips in with some helpful notes.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Creative Spot by Razaque Ahamat

Now its Poppies from this heroin or morphine . More Roses from Summer. Enjoy the spoils of my toils!!. I enjoy, so why not you --- fairly shared, no fears & no tears is bliss. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Plant in the Quiz (continued from a previous post)

This post is a continuation of Indra Anandasabapathy's recent "Floral Quiz". For easy reference and to refresh your mind, I have reproduced the picture here. Viewers were invited to identify the flower.


This is a close up of the plant in the quiz

"Floral Quiz" flower - lilac color

Something lighthearted while sipping a jeroboam of wine.

Sent in by Razaque Ahamat

All of you may have at some point experienced the bloody nuisance  calls known as " Cold Callers".

Here are a few that we had to deal with!!

1.Telephone rang and my wife picked it up and the caller said "Can I speak to Dr.Ahamat"
She replied "He does not live here any more, he has left me"...... I laughed
Caller "who was that laughing? She replied " Oh,That's my toy boy" and put the phone down!!

2..Another time I picked the phone & the caller said "Can I speak to Mrs. Ahamat?"
I replied " Which one, there are SEVEN here. I am a Muslim you know"
Caller " You must be very busy"
Reply "Are you deaf or what? Can't you hear me out of breath & panting"
Got cut off.

3.I picked up the phone.
Caller " Good Day, Sir...... nice and warm today!"
Replied " What do you want?"
Caller " Can I speak to Mrs. Ahamat, please?"
When being polite, one cannot be rude!!
Reply " Oh, being a nice day, she is out GRAZING"
Silly bugger said "When will she be back?"
Replied " At noon, that will be her MILKING TIME!!"
Got cut off.

4. This one is not the 'bloody cold callers'.
I had been very constipated for a few days and had an awful time trying
to deposit it with a lot of 'pushing' & panting. It was very painful indeed.
Coming out of the loo I told my wife "Now I can appreciate what you guys
may be experiencing at child birth"" She glanced at me & grinned!!
Then I went into the garden as usual and did a lot of digging and "did" my back.
Came indoors holding the small of my back and told my wife if she would please
give me a 'rub down' and held the tube of 'Feldene'?????
She said very sternly " You must be joking"!!!
She thought I wanted some medication to my "AHH.. SOUL" applied!!!
I said it was only ' a little bit higher' her hilarity!!
She did a grand job of it later anyway... cannot complain. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Creative Spot by Indra Anandasabapathy

Any guess as to this plant's identity? Hint- it comes in lilac, purple, white, red & pink. A tropical plant adapting itself now to colder climate.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Lakshman Jayasinghe in Sri Lanka

LS Jay (Specialist in  Radiology and Nuclear Medicine in Brisbane, Australia) and his wife Jecintha  are on holiday in Sri Lanka. They visited me yesterday (18 August 2016). Suren (GP in England) and Sweeny Iyer were also expected, but they couldn't make it yesterday.