16 Okatopa Pulelulu
the day started with a wee drama. We had to put our first aid learning into practice as a student collapsed in the garden. The teaching staff worked as a team to implement our learning and we got her to the hospital and by all reports she is doing well.
Tonga is always all about the food… and Ahopanilolo our wonderful school is no different. Of course being a hospitality training establishment helps. The practical assessments and exams have begun. We have been enjoying the experience of seeing what the amazing cookery students can produce as part of the assessing team (for lunch AND dinner).
I will leave the pictures to tell their own culinary stories.
17 Okaptopa Tuápulelulu
More yum yum assessments. It is so amazing how far the human skin can stretch as we rocked up for a double three course lunch and dinner again. Luckily we don’t have to eat everything on our plates… but it is SO tempting because the dishes are so nice. Kotoni and I even had to do an extra student each as some of the assessors couldn’t do the evening shift. Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers may be needed to get over here on the next flight to take us on… but luckily we are in Tonga so no one has ever heard of either of these! As Kotoni always says… Ï don’t mind losing weight as long as I can put it back on”… well I say be careful what you wish for!
Just heard good news. Kathy (Milthorpe), Sandy (Molong) and Dimity (Sydney) have booked to arrive for a week at the end of November. Princess Vicki (Sydney) is due in two weeks… so the Nukuálofa inn is still in full swing! :-)… we just need to go on a starvation diet or they will think we have embraced the Tongan eating regime too enthusiastically and may not recognise either of us!