A short list of things I’ve learnt this week

23 Nov

1. Ukulele is not pronounced yoo-koo-lay-lee but oo-koo-lay-lay.  It means jumping flea.

2. You are not allowed to drive over the central line in the road under any circumstances.  If you do, someone may shop you to the police.

3. Hawaiian police are very friendly once you get on to the topic of the Royal Wedding.

4. Bread is very expensive in Hawaii.  As much as $5 for a bog standard, supermarket sliced loaf.

5. Lava rocks do serious damage when you scrape yourself on them.

6. There are no roundabouts in Hawaii.

7. White sand beaches in Hawaii are created when Parrot fish crunch up dead coral in their beak-like mouths then poo it out.  Insert your own joke.

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10 Responses to “A short list of things I’ve learnt this week”

  1. Little Brown Bird 23/11/2010 at 6:15 am #

    I’ve just had a quick catch up. Your trip sounds wonderful so far 🙂 x

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 27/11/2010 at 6:36 pm #

      It is!

  2. English Grandma 23/11/2010 at 11:50 am #

    All fascinating stuff….we’re all learning from this maagical trip of yours!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 27/11/2010 at 6:37 pm #

      I’m very informative!

  3. Whimsical Wife 24/11/2010 at 5:58 am #

    Another lovely little post – I remain not envious…. Grrrrr & just so you know… This week I’ve learnt you get really cold when you’re to huge for your coat & Friday will bring heavy snow…. Y….. A……Y…..

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 27/11/2010 at 6:42 pm #

      At least you have an internal hot water bottle (ever the optimist).

  4. nmaha 25/11/2010 at 7:40 am #

    This is one of the most informative blog entries I have ever read. My daughter’s going to love the poo bit.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 27/11/2010 at 6:25 pm #

      Nothing like poo to attract the attention of small children!

  5. MummyT 25/11/2010 at 7:29 pm #

    Good lord! I’ve seen parrot fish pooing and it looks bright yellow, rather than white, though that could be the effect of the colour transitions underwater.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 27/11/2010 at 6:24 pm #

      Maybe the yellow stuff washes off?!

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