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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Thank you to everyone who contributed

 

Communications with the outside world are still sporadic and, apart from the one short and scratchy phone call during which I could give him the code numbers with which to claim the money from WESTERN UNION, I have had no other contact with Horst in Tonga.

However, WESTERN UNION have just now sent me a 'Pickup Notification', meaning that Horst has collected the two money transfers from their office at Pangai on Ha'apai's main island of Lifuka.

I have heard from a different source that destruction was very extensive and that the recovery will take many months, if not years, because building supplies are scarce as is the money to rebuild.

I will keep you informed.

 

A little known fact...

The first testicular guard (“box”) was used in cricket in 1874.

And the first helmet was used in 1974.

So, it took 100 years for men to realise that their brains could be as important as their balls.