Espy 2 village
In my role as Oxfam GROW! Campaign ambassador, I was recently lucky enough to visit Timor Leste. Travelling with Laurelle from Oxfam, Bonnie the photographer and Sarah the videographer, we went to see the programs that Oxfam are running with their partners in remote rural communities.
After visiting the Oxfam office in Dili, we flew across-country in a tiny six-seater plane. Since the military have left Timor, it is the only fixed-wing plane in the country and provides vital service to the people there. Read more →
Panoramic view of Victoria Harbour
It is the last day of our Chinese New Year adventure. We manage to fit in a little shopping, then head to a beautiful restaurant called Aqua Spirit for afternoon tea. It affords us sweeping views over the harbour. Valli, Maeve, Mary and I enjoy excellent sashimi and cold French champagne. It is a very civilised afternoon indeed. Read more →
Keeping things varied means lunches get eaten.
Like many families this week we’re in the mad scramble to get ready for school. Making sure the boys have all their uniforms, books, stationery and especially giant-sized school shoes will keep me on my toes in the coming days. Read more →
May’s lovely little girls
We are all taken to May’s house for the traditional Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner. It’s called a reunion dinner because typically families get together to celebrate. May has two lovely little daughters and she and her husband Kendrick welcome us to their home. It’s a big ask to have a group like ours into a family home due to their small size. (Smaller than what we are used to, anyway; in Hong Kong terms May’s house is quite spacious. Read more →