We take project days once every 2 weeks on Saturday for our home improvement, maintenance and decorating tasks. A big, ongoing job for the last 6 months has been working on building Oscar a room above ours. Progress has been pretty slow going at that pace, and so it’s been incredible to have Graham here visiting as he’s been taking these projects on for us.

Building a strong argument

As I’m aiming to move into the capable level of using the Kovol language it’s time to get into working with longer texts. If I manage to go up a level during our next language test in a month or so I’ll be at the stage where I’ll need to do discourse analysis.

Stud in the Mud

*Fair warning, this blog post is about a pig with an injured penis. There are many pig penis pictures and much pig penis humor (or at least attempts at it). * So, as you may know, we got a pig a few months back. Now, the main purpose of having Read more…

Marita season

Life in Kovol goes on and we’re starting to get used to the annual rhythms. We only have 2 seasons here wet (Oct-Apr roughly) and dry. I remember our first years in PNG feeling a bit like a timeless sameness. I missed the 4 seasons and how winter going to spring, to summer, to autumn and to winter again gave a sense of the progression of time. With just 2 seasons that should be renamed to wet and wetter rather than wet and dry all year round felt the same.