Went to town today for a few errands. We bought a few kitchen gadgets, including a nice wok with 4 small soup bowls and spoons. Now I can make that chicken long soup I learned to make in Fiji. I also bought a jersey dress for school. It was only $20, including tax. That’s the thing around here, tax is part of the advertised price and they don’t tip. So Leon’s haircut was $10, period.
I also had to call the utilities company. Boy, their service is so much better and friendlier than ours. We could learn a few things.
When we got home, there was a knock at the door and a nice friend of Donna’s, Sunny, came with a big smile, a card and a warm apple cake. Not a bad welcome, eh? Cake was delicious with a good cup of tea. I started drinking tea with milk and sugar since I arrived in Fiji. It’s my new thing.
No plans for tomorrow. We are just sorting out little details like bills, cellphones and tv signals. The weather was cooler today and I should have worked on the garden some more, but I am a little tired of playing pin cushion for the mossies. Maybe I’ll be more with it tomorrow. It did pick some peaches from the yard to let ripen so I can make a fruit crisp,
On Wed, it’s Australia day. We plan to take in the festivities in the town, then we are driving back to Melbourne for 2 nights. I have a 2 day orientation there with the International Teaching Federation. We are staying with another exchange teacher from Colorado. It should be interesting conversation. Pics and stories to follow.