I have to apologise for not blogging in the last month or so. My stepmother, Adi Miliana Riley, became ill with cancer and passed away in Sydney on 31st October. It was a traumatic time for all of us and I had to concentrate on living family members rather than long-dead ancestors.
We buried her on the 12th November 2008 in her village of Nadivakarua in Bua, Vanua Levu, Fiji.
I then stayed in Fiji for another week or so with my father, to keep him company and to do some research on his family.
I arrived back on Sunday and I will resume normal service as soon as possible.
Please take a moment to give thanks for your parents, whether living or not, and let them know how much you appreciate them if you can.