In traditional families – or where you can get home for lunch, the major meal of the day here in Sri Lanka is at lunchtime. Whether it’s a vast array of fragrant dishes, or a simple ‘packet’ lunch with just a few curries, a malung and some chutney or pickle, rice and curry is everyone’s favourite.
My friend Mo loves to throw a lunchtime bash – her Sunday lunches are legendary among her friends, and we all look forward to the feast she’s sure to serve up for us.
On my birthday trip to Galle last year, while we opted for a slap up lunch on the veranda of Amangalla
(my grilled squid salad was cooked perfectly – succulent, juicy and delicious)
under the shade a tree on the ramparts opposite, a better prepared group of travellers was having a picnic lunch on the grass (watched over by a very attentive dog!).
I’ve been looking for an excuse to share these lunchtime shots with you and this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme is the perfect opportunity.