So I’ve been home since two weeks and haven’t been up to much other than co-managing the holiday programme for the Island kids. As usual, I learned a few things. The most important bit; if you like youth to participate, sometimes it is wiser to ask them to come and help out rather than just asking them to join.
In addition, I learned the trivial meanings of mini-beasts, mandala art and harakeke. The latter is the Māori word for New Zealand flax, and you can weave heaps of stuff out of this resource.