|Tom and me having breakfast at The Olive - I had corn fritters and Tom and Linda had a big fry up|
Tom and his mate Tom Lindfield (Linda) came to Norfolk for the last week of the school holidays. His mate Linda is the friend whose family have kindly adopted our son whilst we are living here on Norfolk. It was so good to see my big boy again and it was great to have the other Tom here too as he had not yet been to Norfolk Island.
|Here's my Tom and Linda with me after our lunch at the Governor's Lodge|
|Tom and his dad after being told to smile at the camera!!|
Tom had full access to the family car and loved driving Linda around the island and showing him all the bits and pieces that only people here living would know. They caught up with friends and had a great time doing what teenagers do. They joined us in supervising the Blue Light Dance held at Rawson Hall where all the kids had a great time.
|Here's Tom and Tom - not such a great photo but the only one I took at the Blue Light Dance|
The boys had my camera and took many pictures. They want to make a large collage of the photos so they can look and remember how beautiful this island is. Some of their photos are shown here.
|Our beautiful Emily Bay|
|the "Running of the Bulls" on Norfolk|
|Its hasn't stopped raining since "the drought" of this summer hence how green Norfolk is again|
|These are the roots of very old olive trees near 100 Acre Wood - magical|
After the boys left the island had a Relay for Life weekend. Lots of teams joined in the walking which was over a period of over 18 hours. Rob and I didn't walk but we were there in spirit all the way!!! A walker from New Zealand was trying to get into the Guinness Book of Records for most hours walking on grass and I believe it happened too. There was such a great turnout, lots of money raised for cancer research and these photos show some of the participants.
|This is the start of Relay for Life - first hour of walkers on the school oval|
|The school oval was a huge camping ground for Saturday 17th July|
|Here is Steve with Rob. Steve and Elizabeth were on the Committee Team - well done|
|No, I didn't walk but I walked every step "in spirit" - here's Mel and Anna|
|This is Alison Christian and George Smith. Alison is the boss of Norfolk Online and George runs the radio station and the Youth Centre - they are stalwarts of Norfolk Island and they are both held in high esteem on the island|
|Local lad Carl Holland|
Customs, Immigration and Police had their inaugural Christmas in July party on 22 July at Bailey's Restaurant which is in the Governor's Lodge Resort. We had a kiddies table with excited children and an even larger table with lots of excited adults. It was a fantastic night with fantastic food, however, the highlight was that Mrs Santa joined us and handed out gifts to everyone.
|This is the adults table - jeez we had fun|
|Here's Mrs Santa (Cheryl) and Andrew|
|Here's Anna receiving her gift - she's about to sit on Mrs Santa's knee - yes, we all had to!!!|
|Here are all the boys with the new "crack a woody" hats that Mrs Santa gave them|
The kids loved their pressies as we adults did - all the boys got hats with other goodies - of course they all had to wear theirs and the girls got different gifts and we were all pleased with ourselves. A great night had by all - thanks to Kev from Customs (in the Santa hat).