The monsoon didn't bother us much. Even though once we had almost non-stop rain for 14 days.
On those days you could get lost on your own plot of land, because there was this curtain of rain and you couldn't see anything else.
During those days we had the wood-stove burning in our little house, which had a “keet” roof. Keet is dried palm leaves.
It was very romantic, like a little fireplace, and gave enough warmth.
Our clothes would be tucked away in metal trunks, and on our bed we would have a canvas blanket, keeping the mattress dry.
We would read many books during those days. It would be so cosy in our little house!