Sunday, March 20, 2011

Eternal Hope

Back on January 24th 2011, I wrote about a honeymoon couple who stayed with us. They were from Japan. Aki is from Sendai.

I have sent emails to both Aki and Hori, his wife, but I don’t know if they’ve been received. I do know that they haven’t bounced back to me – yet. I don’t think that I can do anymore at this stage and it’s terrible. I will continue to hope.

On a more positive note we finally heard from our friends in North Queensland. They got through cyclone Yasi with K’s mother in Innisfail and Randall the dog. Randall is an old, delightful dog and couldn’t allow himself to have a wee in the bathroom or laundry. So, in a brief lull of the cyclone K opened the back door and Randall rushed outside, did what he had to do and rushed back in for a very long lie down! When it was all over it was with some trepidation that they returned to the old house perched on top of a hill in Mission Beach.

Not one window was broken! The garden was totally trashed but the house was fine. Now, of course, they’re stranded by the floods. But they’re all safe.

And Randall can wee when and where he wants.



  1. Hi Jan,

    I hope you here some good news from your friends in Japan. I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like over there.

    Randall's prediciment put a smile on my face. Dogs have their dignity just like us humans.

  2. Randall certainly has dignity, after all, he's been on the internet when there was a competition for the ugliest dog. It was something to do with a northern radio station I think. But I don't think he's ugly - he just has masses of character!