Early in the morning, two big haunches of pork were placed on the spit.Peter had his new Bounty hat ready to wear in the parade. It was made for him by Edie. The picture also shows his shell beads from Tahiti, and a lei made the previous evening by the Tahitians.
One of the best things about the day was having our Tahitian cousins with us - Gladys, Amelia, Sylvia and little Gladys. They had surprised us when they arrived off the plane on Saturday! Gladys came to lunch with a couple of bottles of her famous "Diesel" cocktail. We have some pretty cold, wet and windy weather lately, but Bounty Day was just perfect, and everyone enjoyed getting together outdoors.
There was a lolly scramble on the lawn while we waited for the pork to be ready.
And the meat was worth waiting for! It was cooked to perfection. It was great to see the young fellows pitching in to help carve the pork and ham.
There was cricket on the lawn, and a great game where you tried to hit the people in the middle with balls. Some of my wool felt balls that I produced earlier in the year were pressed into service! It kept the kids entertained for ages!
The best thing was seeing all those kids (about 15 in all) - ages ranging from 2 to 14 - playing so well together!Good to catch up with folk. Norfolk is a busy little place, and sometimes you need an occasion like Bounty to stop and catch up! There were over 60 of us at "Devon" that day.
Fun on the Jumping Castle! This has been a wonderful investment!
The "Sweets" table - so much to choose from!
Such a lot of good things to eat - Norfolkers are wonderful cooks.
This picture says it all - good company, good food - and life is good!