😾️ Attacked by a cute little cat

It’s quite painful to type today. Read on to find out why. This cute little girl cat turned up a few days ago and has been hanging around. But comes inside and steals our own cat’s food. So I put a feeler out in the local resident’s group...

How to feel fulfilled

As I write today I can hear the buzz of our gardener using the grass-cutter outside. Although lawn mowers are present and used in Vanuatu, the tool of choice is the grass-cutter. They are light, cheap to buy and run, and easy to repair. In the hands of an...

😫️ Wasp attack!

Today – a few hours before writing this on a Saturday afternoon – I was working in the garden when I felt something land on the back of my neck. Sure enough, next instant there was a sudden VERY sharp pain! If you’ve had the experience of a wasp...

🍸️It’s Friday!

When you leave the central business area of Port Vila and drive up the hill with the harbour on your right, you pass many places where it’s customary for people to gather on a Friday evening for a drink with friends. Since it’s almost Friday evening as I...

🌴️ “He’s gone to Santo”

“Oh, he’s gone to Santo” …meaning the island of “Espirito Santo,” or substitute any of 80+ other islands they might have gone to. It’s a common response here in Vanuatu. You go into a government or business office, and...

🏃️🏃‍♀️️ Escape hatch tune-up

My best friend is from Europe, and her family on her mother’s side are Jewish. Which means nearly half her family was wiped out in the Holocaust. However not all. Some Jews in the 30s and 40s escaped Europe in the face of the Nazi threat. Some of her family had...