Rosie celebrated another birthday this last week – we had Elaine and Chris around for a meal – special treat of lamb shanks cooked in red wine with the last of our prunes! To finish off a photo of a particularly colourful Arawa sunset
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Excitement of the week – a couple of VSA volunteers travelled back to Buka on Saturday morning in the PMV (public minibus).After two hours of travelling came across a roadblock with a group of rather threatening looking blokes with knives. The PMV’s did a quick u-turn short of the roadblock and headed back to Arawa where they remonstrated with the police (apparently it all turned out after all to be a police roadblock to try to recover a stolen vehicle), refueled and headed off back to Buka, getting there this time . An unpleasant 3.5hr journey turned into a 9hr endurance feat!
Have a nice week!
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FRUSTRATIONS OF THE WEEK
1) Saturday night PNG EMTV advertised All Blacks vs Springboks at 8.00pm – up until 7.55.Group had gathered in front of best TV and me in my Safari suit, broad Afrikaans accent and Vuvuzela to add colour – all we got was some junky Aussie chat show for 2 hours – while we waited to see if the broadcast was merely delayed!
2) Monday night – watched the replay of the World Cup final on our snowy old TV only to have the power cut at the end of the regulation 90min – before the solitary goal in extra time!
Report above – it worked to-day!
Greetings again with the latest update. With all the hype about football I though it might be appropriate to fill you in on football in Arawa plus fill you in on details of other developments. It’s always great to hear from “home” in this isolated place.