Ken Patterson's Messages
The nearest to conflict was in Novisad, Serbia..... requesting a black coffee for breakfast.... eventual diplomacy was achieved with a modified breakfast ticket from the manager.... and we were asked to leave any guns with reception!
See you soon.
Good to hear from you. I bought a Zoom MP3 recorder to capture field toons but the digital memory card doesn't work. I hope to get it sorted here in Lima! Love from Mazza and Ken.
You would enjoy the race track that is Havana city! No exhaust systems evident... such noise, such aged cars, such a pong!
Picasso Trigger Fish is the name on our undersea plastic fish spotting card! Great Frigate Bird sounds about right too. Geko is currently behind fridge in Bungalow 5! Any other name for Mafia Bread Fish Crew? x
Uppercuts and jaw breaking or hooks and flies?
Plenty of holiday chicken action here. Live chucks n the corner of a restaurant and pottery ones on the sreet.
Great to see you, Mary. It was a good do all round and your Pavlova prompted me to make one for friends in France. They would be excited to have you onboard at the local ceilidh, wish we could have been there. I've been a bit wabbit(as they say in Poolewe) since all the driving and flying back and forth but this weekend we're visiting loads of gardens.... let's see if they can match Inverewe!?
We've been enjoying Cuba and miss it now. Safely landed in Lima and are settling in.
Hi Jeff and Pam. We're just settling in at Casa Bella Lima.
Search for both Marions-blog as well as this one!
We're leave tomorrow for Cusco where we'll start to feel the altitude. Looking forward to seeing Machu Picchu.
Love to all
Guinea pig is proving difficult to get a hold of.... I've had some alpaca and that was tasty.
Feeling acclimatised now and off to Machu Picchu tomorrow.
Saw a harpist. Did you know Apu means 'mountain'?
Looking forward to seeing you both in Oz.
It's all going well, lots more stories to tell! Love to all
Food does seem to feature high on the agenda.... yum!
We've been off-line in Aguas Calientes but there's a new batch of MP thoughts on page now!
I've completed four watercolours ... two I'm happy with ... the others are at least a happy memory.
Apu is probably Quechua or Aymara: it refers to the mountain spirit as well as the mountain itself.... the spirit is responsible for the weather etc and pumas are important and Pacha Mama who is Mother Earth.
You need Singani! it's Bolivian. But it tastes like grappa.
Poss a whole lime and ice in a glass, add two measures of Singani, sugar cane syrup (or sugar) then top up with orange juice.
We're wary of what we think are clown fish... they keep turning and coming straight back at us. Church was great!
See you soon in OZ
Ken and Marion x
Hi Jette and Erling
Lovely to hear from you! happy Christmas and New Year.
We move to New Zealand on 2nd Jan!
Glad to hear you got home safely.... even though with more incidents!
We'll keep in contact.
Ken and Marion
Much love Jane.
We saw albatrosses galour yesterday. Everything good with us ... off to Christchurch today!
Hi Alice. All you need is a retractable dog lead, a tight harness and a wardrobe designed to show the paw marks.... you got the cats easily to hand.
Love from Ken and Marion ... some lovely gardens here x
Jeannette, Patrick, Micheline et Jean
Nous attendrons notre sejour en charente cette annee..... en avril
toute notre amitie bises Ken et Marion
Have a good do on Friday.... love and a shovel
Thinking of you as we sun ourselves! Will send you a postcard if we can find a post office!
Ken and Marion
Thanks for a great time in Avalon.
You're now included in the blogs.... photos yet to be sorted on mine.
Ken & Marion x