Hi Paws, wow wifi back at least temporarily, wow, I have missed it!
Your travels sound wonderful. How nice that the people were so friendly - I'm sure they pick up if your attitude is friendly and open too... I think you were brave doing all that driving... what wonderful memories to have!
I am frying her and it's going up to early 40s this week oh dear.. no air con. I think Sam is just feeling the heat, he is getting very tired and so am I... he just wants to lie on the cool grass in the evening and not walk much... poor lad.
See Katy's thread re today, busy busy. I have to go to the library soon and try to get a computer to print from so this is a bit rushed but I wanted to reply while I had wifi connection!
I went to Western Samoa after studying anthropology, to write a paper. Nobody much travelled there then, and I went to a more remote outer island deliberately - it was like a paradise - so beautiful! You had to be careful as a Western woman though, as it could be quite a dangerous place, so I usually got an escort, male or female, to walk with me. Once you got to a village, the people saw it as a point of honour to welcome you and ensure you were safe. They were very poor and I was very humbled by them... I think it's all touristy now, that was long ago when I was a young thing.
Busy enrolling in music before the worst of the heat sets in here, oh dear, what is it like there where you are? It's going to be dreadful here.
I have bought some stuff for swimming - goggles, cap, etc - but waiting for the kids to go back to school before I start lap swimming to exercise and lose 5 kg!!!! Eeeek. Doctor's orders!
How are you and Woofa keeping? Sending hugs oxoxo