Raksha Bandhan 2017

7th August 2017, 9.30 am Scrolling through my social media feed, seeing pictures and posts from friends and family makes me long for home. Festivals are best celebrated with friends and family. I’m sitting here in my office, watching the clock ticking, waiting for the post to arrive, waiting for my rakhi. Waiting to click … Continue reading Raksha Bandhan 2017

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CRICKET … LOVELY CRICKET

Cricket O Cricket!!

Roland's Ragbag

cricket4 ‘Watching Cricket’ . . .  Watercolour . . . WHB – 2001

CRICKET … LOVELY CRICKET

With my dog and my lunch and my wife by my side

I’ll go watch the cricket today I decide.

The sun it is shining, a book in my hand,

I’m ready to watch the lads make a stand.

In the trees now the birds, they natter and chatter,

Makes me feel sleepy but what does that matter.

 I see deep square leg take a wonderful catch,

But then fall asleep for the rest of the match.

They missed my support, but I’m quite happy now,

I can go back to sleep ‘cos we won anyhow.

bar-curl1. . .  and talking about Cricket, I am reminded of that great joyful Calypso – all the rage in my youth! (now you know how old I am!)  . . . the  ‘Victory Calypso – Cricket Lovely…

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Diwali ’16

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Amsterdam.

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Suomen Talvi ’16.

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Social Media Status

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Things I did in Lapland =D

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