Any advice please from garden enthusiasts 

This is my dwarf patio applet tree and it has developed curly leaves and there are aphid-like tiny insects on the underside of the leaves. Any advice on how to tackle them using eco-friendly homemade insecticides will be welcome. There are tiny apples already and I fear they might drop off and the tree might die. Thanks.

RU’19 – Update


On the 4th of October, twenty three of  the Class of 64, some along  with  their spouses,👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👩‍👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👨‍👦‍👦👩‍👦‍👦 gathered at Eden Hotel  Beruwala to celebrate another year of entering the hallowed gates of the Medical Faculty in the year 1964.
In the evening we had a great  Singalong 🎤 🎵 🎶  in the Function Room  with our greatly talented  own DJ Faizal who never fails to entertain us with his beautiful voice and great choice of songs . While some took to the  dance floor, l myself had to sit and watch them dance💃🏼🕺🏽💃🏼🕺🏽💃🏼🕺🏽as I could not take part because of back problems. due to recently diagnosed scoliosis.

As expected the food provided 🥘🥘🥘🥘 was of a high standard and we ate drank  and enjoyed ourselves far away right into the night.🌚🌑
My grateful thanks 🙏🙏 go to Sam who introduced us to Hotel Eden. Without him we would have never chosen this as the venue which for the third time has provided us with wonderful hospitality.

The following morning we had a lovely “chit chat “ with all of us gathered around the swimming pool and it was lovely to see such a great comraderie.This was possible because of the small number and we all felt like members of one great family. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 ,
The afternoon was spent sailing down the Maddu river  followed by a visit to a moon stone mine where we learnt how men toiled in the deep mines digging  for  moonstones.
On our return from this trip we had the most fantastic and enjoyable time of our lives reminiscing the past and many of us narrating funny  incidents at medical college where we were  students aspiring to be great doctors of the future….it was hilarious and some skeletons in our cupboards too were exposed which made us end in stitches of laughter. This evening was a great one and as the clock struck midnight 🕕🕕 it was time for us to return to our comfortable beds. We did feel the absence of Dharma who would have contributed to the fun in a great way with his witty jokes. We wish him a speedy tecovery💐💐
Sunday morning  we had to depart after breakfast but with very heavy hearts .
As we hugged each other and wished “good bye” we all agreed again that this was a great joyful reunion and an unforgettable one, and that we should do this again next year same time at the same venue.
All  good things had to come to an end and on Sunday we bade farewell to Eden  and to our friends promising each other to “keep in touch”
May the good Lord bless and keep you till we meet again.
Herewith I am posting photos of our great gathering.


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Sad news update







Dear all
It is with great sadness that I write this to inform the passing away of our dear friend Geetha’s husband. Unfortunately, this only transpired during a random conversation of Wimal with her. He had passed away in February but we did not know about it till yesterday.
Dear Geetha
Ranjit and I offer our sincere condolences to you on this sad occasion. At least his sufferings are over and he is in a better place.
Praxy and Ranjit

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Dear All

 We had a mini get together on our  recent  trip to Adelaide. Though the stay was only  for 6 nights we enjoyed it thoroughly . Meeting with Selvi and Satha,  Sonali and Annesley  and Justin and Nirmala were one of the highlights of the trip.
The day after we landed Selvi and Satha took us to show the city including the Oval and other points of interest  including beautiful cathedrals . Two days later they took us wine tasting and had a glorious time visiting wineries, picking strawberries, visiting Mount Lofty having not only wine but also coffees and lunch.They took a lot of trouble to show us around. Thank you Selvi and Satha for your wonderful hospitality.
On the Friday before we left Annesley  visited our hotel and took us to his house to enjoy a sumptuous dinner at his place. This was attended by Selvi and Satha, and also Justin and Nimala. Other friends were away on holiday and out of the country. We had a lovely time reminiscing the past. Thank you Annesley  and Sonali for the wonderful dinner and the lovely time we had at your place.
In between meeting up with batch mates we did some sight seeing visiting Haigh’s Chocolate Factory, the Botanical gardens  a replica of an Opal mine and taking a Popeye boat ride, St Francis Xavier’s  Cathedral witnessed Chinese dragon dancing as it was the  (Lunar New Year ) and of course souvenir shopping to remind us of our trip.
All good things had to end and we returned home to a freezing England but with fond  memories of the  wonderful holiday we had in Adelaide thanks to the wonderful hospitality of our wonderful batch mates. Hope you enjoy the photos of our trip.
Praxy and Ranjit

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Dear friends in  Adelaide.Ranjit and I will be Adelaide from the 3rd to the 9th of February and will be staying at the Mayfair Hotel in the CBD and   it will be nice to meet up with you.
  We are hoping to meet Annesley at his place on the 8th night. Thank you Annesley for inviting us.

Kind Regards.