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Life on Mars

I flew back from Thailand the day after Cameron arrived in Sri Lanka so after a good night's sleep in Colombo we were picked up and driven down to our jungle house in Hikkaduwa. It was probably the first time I've been happy to get home after being in Thailand - mainly as it didn't involve returning to Europe in February.

Cameron produced Life on Mars, and as the series is set in 1973 there was much enjoyable talk of Ford Cortinas, the Tufty Club, and the evil BBC testcard girl - who still gives me nightmares to this day - during his stay. He'd previously sent us over the dvds of series one and Faye pointed out that watching it in outdated Sri Lanka is more like looking at life set in the future rather than the past.

We treated Cameron to the usual tour of the touts of Galle Fort, the swimming pool at the Lighthouse, and, of course, the bad music of Hikkaduwa's clubs before he escaped to the luxury of the Kandalama for a few days and met up again for a last supper in Colombo's Gallery Cafe before he flew out.

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