Rained overnight and a showery morning. Very quiet at college as all students are on work experience. Spent a couple of hours doing a marathon blog update at a local internet shop. This is our second last cooking class: poached pears, eggplant fans and whole snapper cooked in a wok. Yum yum
Thursday 20 June
John has headed back to a minus something in Canberra today. He actually said today was a bit too hot for him… Ha I hope he remembers those words when he jumps off the plane. it was lovely to have him visit…especially as he came laden with scotch, gin, pens, data sticks and heaps of recipe books for school. Thank you Sione (‘John’ in Tongan). Had a palangi (non Tongans) concert this evening. A heap of the volunteers entertained us with singing, playing ukulele, dancing and even reciting poetry at a hall near our college. I rode my bike with my headlamp tied to the front handlebars as a bikelight to illuminate the way around potholes. I managed to escape a band of marauding dogs enroute which freaked me out a bit… so took the long way home to avoid running the gauntlet again. Made it home just before a big downpour which continued most of the night.
I woke early for some reason on friday and actually managed to get online at home first go to check some emails. Bad news starting with ‘c’ is never welcome and we send all our healing love to very special friends Helen and Vaughan in Newcastle. Helen and Vaughan are also a regular usually humorous commenters on our blog.