It has been a very busy few weeks in Elbasan and across Albania as people get back to work.  September is a dividing line and you can feel the difference.  It’s in the work place, it is in the air – it may be in the water, which is why you should use your water filter.

So, I admit I have been lackadaisical these past few weeks for all things other than pune, but we’ll get back to our regularly scheduled program soon.  In the meantime, enjoy.  See you space cowboy.


“I think it was Donald Mainstock, the great amateur squash player, who pointed out how lovely I was. Until that time, I think it was safe to say that I had never really been aware of my own timeless brand of loveliness. But his words smote me because, of course you see, I am lovely in a fluffy moist kind of a way and who would have it otherwise? I walk, let’s be splendid about this, in a lightly accented cloud of gorgeousness that isn’t far short of being, quite simply, terrific. The secret of smooth almost shiny loveliness of the order of which we’re discussing in this simple, frank, creamy soft way doesn’t reside in oils, unguents, balms, ointments, creams, astringents, milks, moisturisers, liniments, lubricants, embrocations or balsams, to be rather divine for just one noble moment. It resides, and I mean this in a pink, slightly special way, in one’s attitude of mind. To be gorgeous and high and true and fine and fluffy and moist and sticky and lovely, all you have to do is believe that one is gorgeous and high and true and fine and fluffy and moist and sticky and lovely. And I believe it of myself, tremulously at first, and then with mounting heat and passion because, stopping off for a second to be super again, I’m so often told it. That’s the secret really. ”

Stephen Fry, “A Bit of Fry and Laurie”

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