It was back in 1986, the same year, my hubby was posted from UK to Solomon Islands as part of the British Aid Programme.
A month into our arrival, Cyclone Namu hit. My hubby, the then chief pharmacist for the Islands, was busy organising emergency supplies and possible evacuation of the central hospital. While I was left to fend for myself in a foreign land.
I wondered what I could do to help with rebuilding . . . .
I met Solomon Island teachers in need, who were super committed given that many receive very little salary. They carry on in spite of this without complaint. So, when I was asked to help with teaching in a local school, I jumped in.
The climate was constantly HOT and HUMID and the scenery is not unlike views in ‘Death in Paradise’, which is one of the reasons I love to watch it. This was one of the stunning views from a house we lived in later, (our first house there, was in a valley).