Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The trade off.

Work here is actually pretty stressful. For the first few weeks of being here we saw more of the inside of our cluttered and air conditioned office than we did of the sun or sand.

Fed up with it, we started a tradition of dragging the family out to have a swim in the lagoon every evening possible... well... its my tradition... I just drag everyone out with me.

The first day we actually got out for a swim we caught the sunset.

It makes the stress worth it.

Gabriel loves to swim. 

Apparently its common practice for Fijian mothers to give their babies cold showers or baths so that they will sleep well, and become strong.     
Gabriel's Fijian mama Resina
Thanks to his babysitter Resina, "Gabey" gets exposed to this particular tradition daily and as such he has a tendency to fall asleep whenever we take him out for a paddle in the sea. But he really does love to swim.

Monday, 18 July 2011


It's been a long time coming - we've been in Raro for 6 or so weeks now, and I never seem to have time to write a blog. But here I am now. A little bit tanner, scarred itchy bite marks all over my legs but enjoying the location.

I will attempt to get my blog on more often.

It probably wasn't an original idea when they did it in 'Yes Man', but I will credit Zooey Deschanel with my recent jogging photos.

Last week I started taking evening runs/walks/jogs through the backstreets of Rarotonga. Baby gets to spend quality time with his dad and I get to spend quality time with me! Win win.

paw paw

I don't like running. Or jogging. But I do like Raro, and while I'm certainly not going to be getting up at the crack of dawn to hit the streets like Ms Deschanel, the evening is lovely here and just perfect for going for an exercise.