Been off the blog for a few weeks as I've been away on holiday to Sri Lanka. We booked it in the dark depths of last February and it made a wonderful respite from the wind, rain and general winter gloom of the UK. Amid all the Buddhist temples, sacred cities, whale watching, gob-smacking landscapes, wonderfully friendly people and general loveliness of the place was the must-see attraction for a paperwallah - The Pinnawala Elephant Dung Paper Factory. 

It's a fascinating place and one of a number of similar concerns in the area between Colombo and Kandy where former working elephants are cared for. This was linked to the Millennium Elephant Foundation which seemed less of a tourist magnet than the nearby Elephant Orphanage. Here's a quick gallery of images and if anyone's interested, I'll be posting loads more general pics of Sri Lanka on my Flickr stream when I've trawled through them all.