Behind the radio silence, there has been activity.
An afternoon at the emergency doctor's. Amidst the frontline germ warfare an elderly couple ate sandwiches and drank coffee from a flask. Gave a whole new meaning to health tourism. Imagine their surprise when a doctor called out their name. A small child created a lake of vomit on the floor. The doctor shouted out 'Harley Davidson' and off he went, little pukey-chops.
But also the perfect antidote. A day out with my mum and sis to an idyllic buddhist garden.
|Chinese lanterns everywhere. The garden opens on certain evenings during the summer and the lanterns are all lit.|
|The garden has the loveliest feeling of serenity. My sis said it was perfect. I think she might be right.|
|The monk who owns this property bought a field and then set about creating an authentic Japanese garden himself. To this day, in his 70s he is still the main force behind things. It was he who was making tea and scones in the little cafe.|
|A lake with koi carp, shaped trees, bridges, bamboo, pagodas. All the traditional elements are there.|