Just a quick post on a friend’s laptop to let you all know that we are safe and well in our new house on West Kola Ridge.
Getting the internet on here can be a task of epic proportions, so it might be a while before we get things up and running with e-mails and so on. We do have the phone on – the grandparents know the number – and everything else is fine (except that the power fails quite often and so does the water, but that is normal here). The pool is great, we use it every day.
We are spending Xmas day in the upstairs bit of our house, the abode of Andy Williams (another lawyer, whose laptop this is), who has also invited a couple of other folks around. The menu looks like:
Chicken roasted in banana leaves
Mud creab and mango salad
Coral trout fillets with lime
Crayfish on its own merits
As for the drinks, it will be Solbrew, followed by Solbrew and then perhaps a few Solbrews. Did I mention they make a beer here called Solbrew? You can’t get much else for a decent price. A bottle of ‘Butterfly Ridge’ el distustingo costs about 15 Oz dollars. I say NO. Thank for sending us a decent drop, Paul and Anna.
The day will also feature swimming and laziness. We’re not going anywhere, as Christmas day in Honiara is apparently a bit edgy.
Anyway, Louise has to work on the Thursday and Friday, and then we are going away to a resort called Lola’s (also called Zipalo Habu) in Western Province. We leave next Saturday and come back on the following Wednesday. You can imagine us snorkelling in coral lagoons, and so on. Should be fun. The kids wil enjoy mucking about on a proper sand beach, too.
Merry Christmas to all reading this, and we hope the new year finds you well.