Cast of Characters

My policy is not to use the names of friends, guests, wanderers, public persons, etc. in these posts.   If people want to raise their hands to say “I was here” – they can leave comments, with or without photos.   All are welcome.

However, there are a few folks who are major players at our farm.  Their names show up, and I want you to know who they are.


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AUSTIN – my sweet husband for the last 100 years or so.  Dr. Smarty Pants.


JUNIA – (Eminoni Raivoka Jr.)  Dear family friend who spent 10 years working in the Baha’i gardens in Israel (“serving, not working” he reminds me).   Now he is at the farm “serving” as our farm manager.

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NICOLE – (Mrs. Raivoka now!)  Came as a permaculture intern, and got caught!

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ASHMITA – our kitchen angel !

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ARCHIVAL – where are they now?

Akka – our number one son – went to Suva.

Monica – our beautiful, brilliant daughter-in-law – went to Suva

Kiki –  (nickname for Keith) – our adorable grandson – ALSO went to Suva.  Go figure!

Vina – who was “our cook, our housekeeper and our dear sister” – ended up with many family duties: she is both an Aajee and a Nanee now.  But she still lives in our neighborhood and she is still our dear sister.

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Other regulars who may show up

Rakesh – my Rakhee brother, Vina’s husband, our carpenter

Jeswant – my other Rakhee brother

“Ratu” –  (Ratu actually means “chief” – but it is Timoci’s nickname)  our friend from the village who frequently does contract labour here.

Lua, Max, Clara, Nigel, Guy, Mami – kids and kids in law who live overseas but occasioally visit

Victor, Alice, Hazel, Leo, Noah, Austin – granchildren from overseas who occasionally visit.

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5 thoughts on “Cast of Characters

  1. Kim, I love your blog. I have heard so much about Figi but the photos really bring it to life. Oh, and your grandson is just too cute!

    Leslie in Virginia

  2. Kim, so lovely to hear news of our beloved Fiji. It seems like a lifetime ago that my little family lived in Suva serving with our Baha’i friends. My daughter Emerald was just 3 at the time ( now 20). Circumstances change and life moves us, but Fiji is forever in our hearts.

    • Hi Judy, How wonderful to hear from you! It is beyond bizarre to imagine Emerald being 20 already! But then we have Akka’s 3 year old here, using the chair that Emerald and Franky used to play on. Actually, Guy, his wife Mami and their toddler Leo are visiting us right now as well. Life really does move on. I hope all is wonderful for you and your family, and perhaps we’ll meet again. Lots of love, Kim

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