All the ‘lasts’ of Fiji

Packing up and moving countries is always a stressful time, no matter how often I have gone through the process or how organized in advance I plan to be.  I am a check- lists-and-plans kind of girl but there are always last minute papers to sign, accounts to close, documents to save and various sequencing events to…

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When Winston made up his mind…

For those in Fiji, it will be a tragic event used as a benchmark in their lives.  Where were you when the Category 5, Tropical Cyclone Winston hit on February 20-21, 2016?  Me?  I was at home in my sturdy apartment, fitted with a generator and large water tank, staying clear of the many windows,…

Feeling at home, anywhere

A few months ago, a friend asked if I would be interested in showcasing our home for the upcoming Mai Life Style magazine. Mai Life Style is a biannual, glossy lifestyle magazine for Fiji and the Pacific.  Absolutely, was my answer!  What a wonderful opportunity to share our home with others, a space my husband…

Vanua Levu Island, Fiji

For a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of Suva, we headed to Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island.  The planned, pleasant drive from Labasa (Lambasa) to Savusavu in our cool little 4WD rental, turned into a much longer and adventurous trip.  "Don't worry you can't get lost, there is only one road!",…