Dr. Bobby

THE DUCT TAPE TRICK

(Warning: graphic pic at bottom) 

 

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You may have noticed in the photos of the preceding months that Lili was often hobbling around with duct tape on her toe. Some people asked us about it, and the reason for the tape is simple: Lili had two warts on her big toe. 

We asked our friend Dr. Bobby Parmar (our rad family doctor and naturopath) what to do and he said: Easy! Use some duct tape. So we did - and it works. Two months later both warts are gone - the little one in fact disappeared in a couple of weeks, big ones take longer.

This was a good learning experience for all, and Lili took responsibility for all the taping herself - she will now also know to reach for the tape in the future if she ever needs to.

(For the scientifically minded, warts at caused by a type of HPV - Human Papilloma Virus, and it dies if deprived of oxygen. No burning, chemicals or dry ice needed.)

 

Thank you Dr. Bobby! 

Thank you Dr. Bobby! 

ALLEPPEY BOAT TRIP

Now most people who come to Alleppey do so to take a boat trip 'on the backwaters'. There are beautiful canals (sort of) and lots of life and nature to see. The six of us opted to hire a boat for half a day and off we went. It made for a rally nice day.

 

 

Here we are setting out.  

Here we are setting out.  

The traveling family! Our skipper in the back is called Sreejit. 

The traveling family! Our skipper in the back is called Sreejit. 

We stopped to buy water and the store had two young hawks on a perch! It was so lovely we all took turns holding them. 

We stopped to buy water and the store had two young hawks on a perch! It was so lovely we all took turns holding them. 

Lili's turn. 

Lili's turn. 

Scenery off the boat. 

Scenery off the boat. 

Lili took this picture. 

Lili took this picture. 

It was late morning so we saw many people doing laundry. 

It was late morning so we saw many people doing laundry. 

Enjoying veggie thali for lunch in true South Indian way - off banana leaves.

Enjoying veggie thali for lunch in true South Indian way - off banana leaves.

Yum yum! 

Yum yum! 

A couple more scenery photos by Lili. 

A couple more scenery photos by Lili. 

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YAY FRIENDS! DR. BOBBY, ROB AND EMILY!

We went to Kerala not only to see Kerala but to meet with Dr. Bobby (or Boctor Dobby as Lili calls him). It was so great to meet him - he was traveling with his lovely partner Rob, and Emily, a friend of theirs from Vancouver. 

 

Lili and Dr. Bobby on Marari Beach

Lili and Dr. Bobby on Marari Beach

Emily, Bobby, Lili and Rob at the lobby of the Ramada in Alleppey. I have to extend a special note of gratitude to the Ramada staff who were extremely kind and welcoming to us even though we were not staying there (Bobby & troupe were). We spent some really great times at their pool and games area playing carrom / carambol and badminton. 

Emily, Bobby, Lili and Rob at the lobby of the Ramada in Alleppey. I have to extend a special note of gratitude to the Ramada staff who were extremely kind and welcoming to us even though we were not staying there (Bobby & troupe were). We spent some really great times at their pool and games area playing carrom / carambol and badminton.