Sunday, October 26, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
It was an especially good day for our Sarah, in the riding, as you can see by the ribbons around Brambles' neck!!
The Poultry cages are always popular.
The bikies come to town. When they all drive in through the gates just after opening time, I must confess I just love the thrill of it, and admire the bond that exists between the rider and his/her bike!Our Show Society President David admires the display of entries for traditional Norfolk plaited hats.
John entered the olive wood table he had made for Poppa and Melissa. Meanwhile, Simon's magnificent greenwood rocking chair won the Best Exhibit in the Hall!!A wonderful array of cakes and sweet goodies! Oh to ne a Judge in the Cooking section!!
This is where they keep the balloons before they go on sale!!
The kids line up for Fairy Floss
This intrigueing model was in the Floral Art Section
And this vegetable model of a chook was in the schoolchildren's section
At the Show we get to see the best of what this island and its people can produce! And it makes us realise that whatever the future holds, with financial crises and the like, we are surrounded by all we need to sustain us!!
And by the way - forgive me for having a little boast - but ny marmalade got first prize for the second year in a row!!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
On the very first day, Anna and Amy joined us for Emily's birthday lunch, and eleven days later, the girls have not been apart for a minute, day or night!!
going up the hill to Sweeties (the lolly shop)........
One evening the Pony Club had a farewell barbecue for Evie.
The girls really looked forward to seeing Kim, Charles and William when they came back from Samoa this morning..
Gottaloveit is part Clydesdale, and somewhat laid back, but Emily does wonders with him.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Silly hat and silly present - but Greg is a believer that life was meant to be fun, and his wonderful sense of humour and hearty laughter are his trademarks, and lighten even the most serious of occasions.
Greg surrounded by a large extended family
As usual, plenty of good things to eat!
Here Paulette's son-in-law Barry talks about her fascinating life. Paulette sustained an injury to her leg when she was a young girl, and it became infected. It did not heal properly for over 50 years, when she had a successful skin graft. Now that is fortitude!
Both Paulette and Greg have had their fair share of health problems, but the idea of slowing down, becoming an invalid and losing their independence has never occurred to them. They have both worked extremely hard all their lives, but consider that ninety is far too young to start slowing down.