It all started with a Pink/Red Hash run on the previous Monday followed by a BYO BBQ. The Pink lamington cake laced with rum was a bit special. We have had our first visitor, who stayed for his first three nights with us to get established. He was here to body board the best shore breaks, and appreciated being picked up at the airport at an ungodly hour of the morning but was a bit apprehensive of the Hash circle (not being a beer drinker, I took his downdown for being a visitor).
For Valentine’s we dinned at Bistro Tatau with excellent food (including deserts) and service on Friday evening, Saturday was a student dinner at Giodarnos Pizzeria and Sunday we were off to Lolomanu (40 tala gets you a park and a fale, 15 tala for fish and chips, with coleslaw for fish feeding, Rule #2 of the Pacific – Don’t eat the coleslaw or Potato Salad; Rule #1 Only Bottled water) for lunch and a snorkel followed by a quick body board session at Pudding Rock (18k east of Apia) on the way home. Pics of our visitor on a wave. Also went to the 25th Jubilee Ball for NUS, see pic.
F went to Fiji, so I had a snorkeling weekend off Sinalei (stayed in a hut at the surf camp next door, 4 hours in the water @ 110 shots/hour), with the best shots of 3 Spotted Eagle Rays. I filled the rest of the week with painting doors and doorways, washed walls, curtains and a general tidy-up. The place looked good for her home coming. So our house is nearly finished, still some paint left for the bathroom walls and the front door. Thursday Art Group is booming and the Water Aerobics is popular. Went to a Ladies Friday Morning Tea (fundraiser for charities) at Plantation House with Pamela Stephenson (Billy Connelly’s wife) as guest speaker talking on sex.
Hopefully I can load the pics.