Following upon the success of his Unholy Pilgrims, my nephew and godson Tom Trumble has lately been on assignment in West Timor, where he was received by H.R.H. the Raja of Kupang, a tennis fanatic. I gather that all this is in some way connected with his next book, but you will have to wait and see. In the meantime, Tom’s growing readership may now feast upon his blog. Judging from this intriguing view of the bustling market in downtown Kupang, it might be prudent to ask chef not to tackle fish. However, I am rather taken by those paving stones. They look old to me, and quite possibly Dutch.