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Well, oil be damned

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November 15, 2017

Apostolic Jerusalem Anointing Oil: The oil you can buy in Honiara that heals everything.
An upturned rubbish bin with a poster plastered across it announces, “Are you tired of that…

Life

Another hole in the fence

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October 17, 2017

We came home tonight and spotted a new hole in our fence. That makes a total of five holes that you can see lined up next to each other: four…

Life

Beating the Beetles

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October 14, 2017

The Solomon Islands is currently under a biosecurity threat from the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle. As the name suggests, they are beetles with a horn with a taste for coconut trees….

Food Life

A Guide to Afternoon Tea in Nid’s Office

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October 11, 2017

Having gone from a fast-paced, high-stress work environment to a sloth-paced, chill office, I go through some real lulls throughout the days here. Dealing with afternoonitis is more important…

How To Life

What we’ve learnt about taxis

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October 6, 2017

Taxis are another affordable way to get around town in the Solomon Islands. They’re a good option to get somewhere at night when buses aren’t available (or safe), or…

Life

The Holiest of Holies

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August 27, 2017

There is a hole in my fence.

A human-sized hole.

While Nid was taking pictures of the hole with my leg hanging through it to show Instagram, it occurred to us…

Life

Getting a car

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August 12, 2017

Getting a car was not on the agenda. We sold our car the day before we left New Zealand thinking that we wouldn’t be car owners for the next…

Life

A Solomon Island’s Love Stori

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August 8, 2017

Stori time at the office is not only a good chance for gossip, but also a good way for learning the lay of the land, practicing Pijin, and getting…

Life

It’s been a long time, without you my friend.

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August 4, 2017

Today we had a celebratory flat white to mark our one-month anniversary here. That’s right, they have flat whites here! The coffees here have that telltale long-life aftertaste, but…

Life

Time goes by so slowly

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August 1, 2017

Everyone in New Zealand has heard the term “island time”.

A term that is often used as an excuse for things that don’t run to schedule, lack of punctuality, and…