Showing posts from April, 2016

Yet another farewell....

We've had such a crazy couple of weekends.  We've traveled a lot the past three weeks due to different being Allegra's farewell.    Two weekends ago I went on a girls' weekend to Yatule resort as sort of a last hurrah for Allegra.   It rained all weekend but it was still nice to get away for the responsibilities and good girl catch up time!  Last weekend, the weather was PERFECT (as it has been lately) and we all went to the Beachhouse to see Allegra play one last time.   It was an amazing weekend.  That place is so beautiful when the weather is nice.   We all enjoyed lots of beach time, good pizza from Eco Cafe, and of course Allegra's amazing music.   Gosh...I will miss her music.  I will miss her as a whole.  I will miss our deep conversations, her up for anything attitude, and our silly, goofy comfort with one another.  One of the hardest things about being here is watching your friends leave.  When we leave, I worry I will h


Lots to blog about....but so tired.   Until tomorrow, this is what Kitty, our babysitter, found in the girls' room last night! Yikes!  You can read about them here .....    If you are too creeped out to read takeaway is that the bites can cause pain, fever, swelling, chills.   "C entipedes are considered frightening by humans due to their dozens of legs moving at the same time and their tendency to dart swiftly out of the darkness towards one's feet".    Ugh!   Thank goodness she smashed it.  Not walking around barefoot for  while!

To market, to buy a....

On Friday I signed up for a tour of the market through AWA (American Women's Association).   I almost didn't go because....really, who are we kidding?  I am not much of a cook and usually tours are not my thing....but I am SO glad I went!    It was awesome!  Ruth, an American nutritionist who has lived in Fiji since she was a small girl led the tour.  It was fascinating.  I never knew all that the market had to offer or how to use half of the produce.  I learned so much! Ruth was really incredible and had SO much knowledge to share.  I just got an email from her jam packed with recipes and nutritional information.   If I even make one or two more meals than my boring usual as a result of this trip...then woohoo! It was time well spent!  Here are the pictures colorful! We started upstairs with all of the spices and seeds.  Upstairs has a lot to offer Suva friends!  Check out all of the different types of dahl.  You can also get chia seeds and every spice you can imagi