As I write I am in a very different type of paradise to what I have been for the past few weeks, sat on a beach overlooking the sea! The sun is shining, the music is playing and it’s the teams last day together before some depart for home, it’s unreal how quickly time has flown, I’m pretty sure none of us are ready to leave! Since my last blog we have left the village! sad times!
Leaving Savuna and leaving my new family was one of the hardest things I have done, I’m already certain I will be back in the near future! Over the weekend we went white water rafting which was so much fun and absolutely stunning!! We all turned into big kids (well….Tim and Harry) it was great! Over the past 5 weeks I have learnt so much and had so much fun I’m going to miss the village and all that inhabit it…..even TP the cat. I can honestly say this is the best thing I have ever done.
To give running water to a Fijian village who have struggled for years without it is an amazing accomplishment and to experience a Fijian funeral is one I will never forget! Although it was a very sad day it wasn’t a sad time as villagers from all over came to celebrate her life and feast and party.
Teaching the children in the classroom was one of my top highlights of the expedition it was great to see them so eager to learn and share my knowledge with them. Another of my highlights have been quiz nights. We have had so much fun, as each one became more theatrical, last night was stars in your eyes……and tonight Mathew we will be….the Spice girls! A very funny night! The whole trip has been filled with giggles and from the boys too!
Although I came to Fiji to help the village I feel that they have taught me so much more! I’m taking away so much more than a tan and a lot of mosquito bites! The way of life is so different here and is so relaxed I love Fiji time, anyone who knows me knows that I’m always late, therefore Fiji time is a perfect way of life for me its going to be hard getting back into the rat race back home! Overall it’s been a unique experience that I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to partake in! I’ve made some great friends in the team and some great friends in Fiji who I already can’t wait to see again!