I have been absent for a few days. We went to Vanuatu for my birthday. We had a lovely time. I recommend it for the food, the calmness and the beautiful coastline. The Nivans (people of Vanuatu) where tranquil and charming. Our accommodation was more than we expected. We could lie in bed and see the coral reef, past the palms, sand and lagoon. Ho hum. I continued to add to my sketchbook of 100 drawings in 100 days.