It’s Teuila Festival this week in Samoa so we are all praying for fine weather – can’t win here, one minute we want rain for water, then the next we don’t want it for a festival that attracts many, and runs mostly outdoors! It finishes at the end of the week with the crowning of Miss Samoa – yes, beauty pageants are alive and well in Samoa (who happens to be hosting the Miss South Pacific Pageant later in the year, as well).
But, the bigger celebration for me was being able to use my new toilet (which finally got a door and some walls today!!!). Had to use it for a few days looking over my back shoulder to make sure no-one came down the driveway and caught me out!! It’s 75m up the driveway so you do need to plan your visits, especially if it rains in the middle of the night! But it is located close to where our eventual units will be built, sometime in the future. Funny how toilets can bring out the passion in people!!!
Now, an update on my garden. We have started to enjoy regular meals of sweetcorn, the tomatoes are ripening fast, and beans still in abundance. I have planted out another 80 tomato seedlings, so busy watering those carefully morning and night, but hopefully with a better water supply this time. Seems my next challenge will be to plant some more lettuces and see if I have better luck with these ones, after the first were a disaster!