Cook island get togethers

Traditionally, the cook islands celebrate the 1st birthday of a child’s life, just like we do, but it perhaps has more significance in their culture and therefore was promising to be quite the affair! I had been told that up to 80 people could be coming!! Dickie certainly was preparing food for the masses when I awoke that Saturday morning.

He was making a potato dish called ‘minus’ This is basically potato, beetroot, mayonnaise and what I would call piccalilli with egg shavings on top. It’s like a potato salad. Read More »

New Zealand

Friends who have travelled to New Zealand before myself have come back with the general concensus being that it is the most beautiful place in the world. I was worried that by hearing such good things about this country; I would have an anticlimactic feeling upon my arrival.

In fact it has been the opposite. I am overwhelmed by the beauty of New Zealand. It is familiar and yet vastly greater in terms of that familiarity.

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