Friday, May 31, 2013

A birthday party in Geelong

from w

A babasiga lad turns sixteen

Last night we had a party in Geelong for Jordan who was sixteen yesterday. We'd invited members of the Fiji Geelong Friendship Club to come to our home for kava, birthday cake and plenty of fine food. It was a lovely evening of friendship, Fijian music on the TV from a gizmo of some kind, and plenty of kava flowing. Thank you to Bale, my daughter-in-law, for most of the cooking and Andrew Snr made kokoda a dish made with coconut cream and raw fish.

Jordan had surgery a fortnight ago at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne with very modern technology, a magnetic nail  was inserted into his femur to correct a leg after an injury sustained three years ago in an accident in Fiji.  Doctors and nurses hovered around him at his appointment on Thursday because Jordan and another teenager, from Bendigo, were the first children to have this kind of technology in Australia. Every six hours a computerised magnet is used so we have to watch the clocks to switch on the magnet.


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