We did a basket weaving class where they taught us how to weave a market basket out of coconut palm leaves. You can use them as a basket for the fruit and vege markets or to use in a lovu (underground oven) to put the veges and meat into to cook. At the start it was super hard we both didn’t know what the heck we were doing but it got easier and was pretty simple in the…

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The island we are living on used to be a coconut plantation so there are so many coconuts to be used! We have started to include coconut in some of our meals like making coconut rice and a fijian dish where you cook platain (cross between a potato and a banana) in coconut milk as a desert. The pineapples over here is so nice and sweet and you can pick up three pineapples at the markets for $5! This mocktail…

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I randomly woke up at 6, no idea why, I never wake up that early and certainly not without an alarm. I lay in bed for a while and couldn’t get back to sleep so I went down to the beach and saw the sun was just rising and there was a gorgeous pastel pink and grey sky. I went and got Ben and we watched the sun rise together. It rises on our side of the island and sets…

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  Ben set up this hammock between the coconut trees outside our house, It’s really big and we can both lay in it at the same time. I found heaps of little geckos in the tree on the beach. They blend in so well with the bark that the camera wouldn’t focus and detect them! There’s so many geckos and skinks around the island they pop up in the randomest places like behind the curtain or on top on the…

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  Today we went over to one of the resorts on the mainland, they had just had a wedding the day before. There is the most perfect spot to get married a long lawn lined by coconut palms and ending with a view of the ocean. The tropical weddings on Pinterest always look so beautiful but I could seriously not imagine putting on a wedding dress in this heat, I don’t know how they do it! There is a jetty…

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