Congratulations, you clicked on the Secret Red Cog. This is my website’s secret cellar, full of my favourite things. It’s a bit like a certain wardrobe in Professor Digory Kirke’s rambling manor. The only difference is that instead of lions and satyrs, mine wardrobe has elephants, one my favourite animals.

What can you say about them? Largest land animals around; they can live as long as 80 years; Aristotle once said the elephant was “the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind.” Indeed. They are amazing creatures. In 2003, I had the pleasure of riding an elephant in Southern India, outside a temple in Trichy-Trivandrum.

Me, on the back of a pachyderm.



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