Tot ziens Norfolk

Mar 23, 12 Tot ziens Norfolk

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012, Travel

It’s time to say goodbye … Until the next time. We’ve had a great time especially with Mariëlle, Sylvan, River & Lukas. We miss them already 🙁 They gave us a terrific send off and as we zoomed down the runway we could see them on the other side of the field madly waving us off....

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Only on Norfolk Island …

Mar 23, 12 Only on Norfolk Island …

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012, Travel

If you want to call someone in Norfolk Island but only know them by their nickname then … “no worries mate” … there’s a section in the phone book for that. So if you want to call ‘Binky’, ‘Griffo’, ‘Nippa’ or ‘Smudgie’ then you can find them at the back of the...

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Beautiful Norfolk

Mar 22, 12 Beautiful Norfolk

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012, Travel

Some views of this lovely island all with the ubiquitous and unique Norfolk Pine…

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Norfolk Island … a potted history

Mar 21, 12 Norfolk Island … a potted history

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012, Travel

Norfolk Island is situated some 1,500 kilometres from Sydney and 1,060 kilometres from Auckland. It is an island with an unusual & chequered history. Discovery and First Settlement Discovered by Captain Cook during his second voyage in 1774, Norfolk Island was initially used as a penal colony. The first penal colony was...

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Happy Birthday

Mar 18, 12 Happy Birthday

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Happy birthday Sylvan … or nearly happy birthday as it’s really tomorrow but we gathered along with the rest of the Andrew family to celebrate a day early.

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Fun & Games

Mar 17, 12 Fun & Games

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Having a great time with our 2 nephews River & Lukas. They are such cute and lively little boys ! 😀...

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G’day Norfolk Island

Mar 16, 12

G’day Norfolk … or should I say “Wat awey yorlee” which is Norfolks for welcome to you all. The Norfolks dialect is actually a rather unlikely mixture of Cornish and Tahitian. This has come about as the majority of Norfolk Islanders are direct decedents of the Mutineers on the Bounty. After a ‘brief’...

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Norfolk Day 15 … Farewells

We bade a sad farewell to the family (& our new friends) on Norfolk Island today  🙁 We’ve had a fantastic time & it’s hard to believe we’ve been there two weeks, the time has flown by. We’ve had so much fun with everyone but especially with our little 2 year old nephew River. He’s as bright as...

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Norfolk Day 11 … The Big Day

Mariëlle & Sylvan’s big day has come at last after much preparation and activity. We’ve all pitched in with different alloted tasks including the decorating of the reception & wedding location, setting up the bar, cleaning & cooking. My day started at 8am when I helped out with the washing and cleaning of...

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Norfolk Day 8 … Hens and Bucks

Last night was Marielle & Sylvan’s Hens & Bucks party …. and did they go with a bang! The boys kicked off with paintball (& beers) at about 3 in the afternoon …. & man was it FUN, FUN FUN ! The overalls weren’t much  protection at all and so we all got our t-shirts & shorts liberally...

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