What a pleasure it was to spend a day and a half at Rukurukulevu village in Nadroga. The houses are strong, the gardens lovely and the sea between the village and the island where the Fijian hotel is sited is serene. The cooling breeze blows into the house where we stayed and I recovered from the humidity of Suva. Our generous hosts, Jerry and Mereula, looked after us splendidly and it was so nice to meet with Peceli's friends there. The men work in their plantations each morning and many afternoons a choir dresses up neatly and goes to the Fijian resort to sing hymns and songs at weddings. Other village people work there of course and some perform mekes and traditional ceremonies. They have a beautiful church, meeting hall, large bure and a kindergarten.
It seems to be a good life - far from the crazy politics that obsess a few people in Suva!