Category Archives: Aitutaki – Cook Islands

Stray Dogs and Immigrants

On Friday, February 24th I spent a few hours volunteering for the SPCA’s annual Bake a Difference fundraiser. The event is tied in with National Cupcake Day. Helping animals and eating cupcakes, could there be a better way to spend … Continue reading

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Starting Over…Again

Last week, on a beach walk with a visiting friend, we spoke of the big changes in our lives and how we were coping with the upheaval. Trish and her husband John had just been settling in to their Vernon … Continue reading

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The Plane It Never Come

The most memorable trips are the ones where everything goes wrong. These words, from a friend, have proved hilariously true over the years. It’s not that I don’t remember the good trips, the ones where everything went perfectly and fun … Continue reading

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One Last Tale from the South Pacific

Hello, one last time, from the Big Blue!   In a week, our South Pacific Adventure will come to an end. To quote The Grateful Dead, “What a long strange trip it’s been”. I’ve been putting together a musical slide … Continue reading

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I Like to Watch

Hello again from the Big Blue!   When it rains it does indeed pour. After much planning and preparation to ensure our little resort would run smoothly with only yours truly at the helm, Prez jetted off to Auckland, New … Continue reading

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100% Turkey

Hello again from the Big Blue! Here’s a surreal moment for you: standing in a little grocery store, in shorts and a tank top, sweating, watching everyone else sweating, feeling the heat draining every last ounce of energy from your … Continue reading

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