My day at home… Woke up with a failing voice maybe getting a cold too. Made Kotoni some french toast and avocado and saw him off to work. Cleaned a few louvred windows before Lolo and Saane came over to weed the taro patch that is outside our bedroom window… Lolo owns about 7 acres of land which is a very valuable asset. He leases out some to a shop, some to the happy clappers next door and then there are our two rental houses. Because Lolo’s elder brother has no children Lolo has rights to the land… That is the law. He told me that some years back his brother had tried to sell some land but Lolo was able to stop the sale because of this traditional land ownership legal arrangement. Quiet night as Kotoni had a half day..end of semester.
Saturday 6 April
Kotoni whipped up some banana pancakes for breaky (with Rage TV on in the background… just to add the surrealism).
While back in Orange Gordon and I would usually spend Saturdays going for a coffee walk then heading home to read the newspapers and do odd jobs around home. We wondered what the routine may look like once in Tonga. Well the only difference seems to be the lack of newspapers,!
This morning there was also a rotary children’s fair so we called in there after a coffee and grabbing some ‘kibble’ bread from the bakery (you have to get there early or it sells out and the white bread is pretty airy). We ran into a few people around town including Brett the High Commissioner at the market.
Decided to grab a video to see how it would go on the laptop. The ‘video shops’ here are really places where they copy movies onto discs that you buy for a couple of dollars ($1.80 Aus) . We had selected ‘The perks of being a wall flower’ and found the recording was visually great but had trouble getting the sound very loud… Oh and you have to ignore the occasional text message that comes up stating this is a festival copy and not for copying or distribution!