Friday 31 May
School mass to mark the end of semester, then morning tea with Tongan Development Bank representatives who gave three students scholarships. One of the bank reps went to school at Kinross in Orange!!!
Saturday 1 june
1st day of winter
Wet depression causing lots of wind and rain but still warm. Had a walk into town for lunch and finally caught up with Chris Egan. She is a friend my sister-in-law Lesley’s mum Nola. Chris grew up in Kirra but she and her husband have lived in Tonga for nearly 30 years and they run the Blue Banana shop plus some fales where they live on the west coast. We hope to visit them sometime over the year and stay a night.
Sunday 2 June
The heavens drenched the landscape last night but clear skies for our walk to the ferry for another overnighter at Fafa…as tomorrow is a long weekend. We are going for the most regular guest award!!! Poor Gordon turned green on the boat ride over but recovered pretty quickly thank goodness. He is no sailor.
YIPEEE!!! Just heard my Tassie friend Tracey and Surfers Paradise friend Sally are planning a visit if we can line up some dates… Bring it on.
Monday 3 June
On June 4, 1863, King George Tupou 1st abolished the system of serfdom in the island nation of Tonga. The historic occasion is remembered on Emancipation Day.