Attached is a small article I have sent to VSA for possible inclusion in one of their publications. It charts the process of getting sewer rods ordered and delivered from the UK – quite an exercise! Sewer Rods Delivered
We continue to maintain good health but Arawa is pretty sodden- we haven’t had more than 1or 2 days without a torrential downpour for some months now. A major plus is that it helps keep the temperature reasonable but humidity is very high. We are pretty well isolated from the rest of the world – a local chief died in Buka on Wednesday and they haven’t yet been able to transport his body back – it appears to be coming back by boat to-day!
We finally managed to find some plain flour in a shop yesterday – there has been none in town for a few weeks now. Any bread we could get tasted awful. Rosie has become a dab hand breadmaker but without flour even she couldn’t produce bread. The rumour is that sugar is the next commodity we wre going to run out of . Why someone can’t plan this all a little better I don’t know! (” Hey we are completely out of flour/chicken/ sugar/rice,etc- we better order some more from Rabaul so that we can get a delivery in the next boat in a month’s time!”)
Dave is off to Kimbe on Monday and will be away for just over a week – so the next posting is likely to be delayed -but it might have some interesting new perspectives on Papua New Guinea!
It is very sad news about the Earthquake in Christchurch and plane crash at the Glaciers. Our thoughts and prayers with those involved.
I spotted this interesting hibiscus recently – where the stamen normally is there is another small flower!
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