This issue is a mixed bag that will have something of interest, no matter what your interest. It features romance, creative art, an island foodies’ delight, a serious look at a serious health issue and some more inside skinny on rugby favourites. Our cover story provides the romance, with big time family bonding and a couple who made sure that what they really wanted was each other. By the time Bill Rasekaseka Kanavakalou and Davila Speight got to the altar, their own relationship had stood the test of time and distance. But the really interesting thing about their wedding was that family ties were unexpectedly renewed and Davila ended up with six ‘best men’ to take her down the aisle. Rugger Kalione Nasoko “still feels normal” but he is one of our extraordinary Sevens players. The most pressure he gets still comes from wanting to well for his family, and suspects rugby is “perhaps in the genes”. He is relentless in his drive to do well, and knows that wearing the 7s shirt today is no guarantee of a perpetual place. Peter Sipeli never fails to hold an audience and the article about his development as a creative artist and performer of the spoken word is also gripping reading. His work is familiar from university theatres and literary slams and crowded bars where he brings local poetry to the masses. He knows the value of a space for wannabe creative writers to talk and work, and doesn’t hesitate to help and mentor new poets and performers. He also answers those who ask him “oh gosh, Peter, are you telling people to come out”. Thousands of miles to university and hours of study earned Samson Lee a degree in social work, but his persistence and self confidence has earned him a place in Fiji’s upmarket fashion industry. Those who remember the Tiki Togs era will enjoy his big, bold prints and colours and eyecatching styles on display in his Suva boutique. These days he has repeat customers and new ones come by word of mouth. To end on a note that all readers can enjoy, our favourite Fiji chef Lance Seeto has given a flavour of a new island beach club menu. Don’t miss this one.