Watching the Donald Show on TV. Dai’s rotis

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I don’t know who else is watching the Donald Show but I find the whole thing pathetic and somewhat entertaining.  This guy has sure hit the headlines around the world and even people in the Himalayas are discussing Donald Trump more than anything else it seems. I do feel sorry for those poor air passengers with US green cards who are being denied entry to the USA at New York and other international airports.  And now we have the judge who has ordered a temporary stay so those passengers cannot be deported.. I wonder how all this is going to end and how Theresa May is now feeling after being photographed holding the President’s hand in the White House.

As bad a cook as I am, I want to learn  how to make rotis. I love them. Rasmi & Rekha used to make them sometimes as an afternoon snack together with potato and pea curry. I miss those days very much and now never have any rotis so I must learn. I’ve seen some videos on the internet so I will follow them and try to learn how to make them. Kumar says that he tried years ago but it always ended in failure. When the girls get here from Nepal, I hope we’ll be getting good rotis and curry again. A couple of weeks ago a local Nepalese friend made some exquisite samosas which she brought here one evening. They were the best samosas I have tasted in my life.  Pooja, do you make samosas and rotis ?

I am gradually getting more online as my eyes improve but I am being very careful and won’t be spending nearly as much time online as before. It means I might not be commenting so much as I used to and sorry about that but I must protect my eyesight first.


Am I the only person who has never been to Starbucks ?

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I feel like I’ve disappeared lately. The truth is that lots of things have been happening here and I haven’t had much time to be online. Going back about a month ago I was having a problem with my eyes due to excessive hours online. My eyes are now much better but we have been bogged down here by things to do and fighting against the bureaucracy here.

Portugal has been cold. I mean cold for Portugal. Parts of Portugal have had minus temperatures but Lisbon has been down to about 4c as far as I remember. The days are mostly sunny and the afternoons warm and up to about 16c in the sunshine. We have been trying to move into a larger apartment but no luck so far. It’s the terrible bureaucracy which is against us. We will have to rent somewhere soon because of our changing circumstances. I am trying to find somewhere which is within walking distance to Kumar’s workplace so that he can save his transport costs. We’ll worry about the girls when they get jobs.

Am I the only person left who has never been to Starbucks ?  People are amazed to hear that but it’s true. I’ve never been nor wanted to go. I don’t drink much coffee and usually have a strong preference for tea. I also have quite a preference for eating and drinking at home except of course when I’m travelling or touring.