I have said this before, and it still bears out to be true. The beauty of house sitting around the world is the exposure to day to day life and simply what it is like to “live” in an area. This is very true in our four months in Fiji. We have passed the initial “this is soooo cool” phase, as well as the unique local activity phase, i.e. diving with sharks. Now it is simply the joy of experiencing a different culture in a different environment.
The dogs we are watching are a joy to look after, and incredibly affectionate. It is also wonderful that they have such an appetite for fresh fruit.
One of the challenges I have set for myself is to record the incredible flowers and birds that surround us. I was doing very well posting my photos to instagram. That is until I left our iPhone in a taxi. Looks like we will be doing some shopping when we get to New Zealand in the New Year. Did you know that it is quite challenging to post to instagram without a phone. Suggestions?
The other aspect of living in this unique location is being able to enjoy the incredible vista which we are presented with every single day. Even on the “dreary” days it is outstanding.
How you choose to respond to your life is entirely up to you. For us, it involves embracing each little aspect of our days. Being able to keep an eye out for the perfect flower, or the light hitting the clouds just right. That, to me, is time very well spent.