Tom is a loyal and supportive follower of my blog. He lives on Sulawesi, is a rice farmer and an artist. His experiences of living and working in Indonesia sometimes differ from mine, but then he has been here a long time and I am just a ‘newly wed’. I always appreciate his comments as they add some balance to my often rose-tinted view of life. I struggle with the German so have to resort to Google translate to understand his posts. ‘What would Lottie think?’ demanded a reply! Thank you Tom.