Sunday, 30 August 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Thank you Truprint for 50 free prints and thanks to you guys for the memories, here's looking at you!
Friday, 21 August 2009
While there was all this music and dancing before the king, the rest of the tribesmen were battling it out on the rugby pitch. A huge new trophy was to be presented and the tribal cheifs needed it to be blessed before they could use it. At just the moment our friend was showing us the spring where the King's water came from the chiefs showed up amazed that the pastor was there already when they arrived to use the water in a blessing ceremony. They asked our friend to pray and bless the trophy and then they thanked us for being the means of the minister being there at the right time. Can't see that happening at the Parish Cup!
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Les got 21 in his class mark and Fiona got 23 (turns out Macedonia hadn't moved after all.)
The scores on water direction are not conclusive. Papay is anticlockwise, and Westray will let us know when they next wash... for the scientists it appears it is all to do with plumbing, thanks for the explanations Brian and James and thanks Lesley for the link. Read more here http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/CoriolisForce.html
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Monday, 10 August 2009
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Well , while at brunch we watched these cute peedie fantails dancing round the garden, quite close up they don't seem to mind humans. We hear bird chirrup at first light (including a cockeral sadly) and today the cows were boglan to get shifted. They did get shifted and we were amused to see they were put in a field with jumps still set up from the gymkhana - we will let you know if the cows jump over the moon. And YES the moon is upside down and it is waning the wrong way!
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Tomorrow is our 28th wedding anniversary and we plan to buy a tub of flowers for the front of the house the Korean couple have a tub of leeks growing - we suspected at first they would be welsh.
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
1. Dubai - why had nobody told me there are no toilets in the ladies - just a hole in the floor with two grabrails! Anyone else in transit take note.
2. Melbourne - as you walk into arrivals there is this massive picture of the Ring of Brodgar - it happens to advertise Highland Park but also puts Orkney on the map in a big way.
3. Auckland - we all had to put our bags on to the floor on arrival to let this gorgeous wee spaniel sniff them. He never lifted and eyebrow (or leg) at ours but we did see him barking at one girl's bag until she took out a mars bar - (no foods allowed into NZ due to restrictions) Good Dog - but no biscuit.
Our business is being babysat by our friend Sarah, our car is being minded by our friend Cameron and our house is being occupied by our neighbour's son and his wife. Our Great Big Blog is being read by you ..... so thanks to everybody, but especially to God who has made all this possible despite having a very short time to change track.