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Sunday, 17 November 2019

Random Musings

Hi All. I was going to take a little blogging holiday, but thought I'd just fire some random things on here to let you know that we made it back from the cruise ok. It's not all about the trip tho.
There were good times, but as I suspected, it's not our preferred mode of travel, mostly because of the sheer number of people. 

Dravuni Island, Fiji

Dravuni Island in Fiji has only about 158 inhabitants (not 400 as I thought), no vehicles and no roads. I thought that arriving there with a cruise ship full of passengers would be awful. However it was better than I expected. The Islanders were so gracious and the island was just beautiful. I hope they made enough money to keep themselves going all year by selling coconuts, icecream, barbecue lunches massages and colourful lavalavas.

Suva Market

Suva market (Fiji) - the biggest fruit and veg market that I've ever seen. I wish we had one like this. Very little plastic.

We didn't buy much - I'm not one for souvenirs, but this lovely coconut chandelier came home with us and came through customs with no problem whatsoever.

We're happy to be back home with our solitude and garden, which is looking pretty, although a little overgrown.

I'm busy with Intercept Fabric Rescue(earlier post) since my return. It's only been going 7 weeks and we are working hard to get systems in place. We have quite a few new volunteers joining us following a great article in the local paper.
We've rehomed a lot of clothes and bedding with those in need and some of the team are skilled upcyclers.

Upcycled by Jenny Hill

Zillions of soft toys go to the landfill throughout the world - this one has been rescued, plastic nurdles removed and restuffed with fabric waste to make it a dog toy, others will become hand puppets. 

There's lots to get on with. It certainly makes me appreciate home.


  1. Hi Anne, lovely to hear from you!
    I too have been on an unintentional blog break, life gets in the way sometimes 😊
    I’ve missed a few of your posts, I didn’t know you were on a cruise. I’d love to go to Fiji one day, but it won’t be by boat, I almost get ill just looking at the sea! 😂

    1. And lovely to hear from you Cheryl - I've missed your posts. Honestly the ship was so big it barely swayed - We didn't need any of the seasick meds we took with us.

  2. Coming home is one of the best parts of a holiday I think...that's how I feel when I've been away from here for a while. I like that familiar feeling of "home" and am always glad to settle back in. Love the upcycled "dress" clever! Meg:)


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