Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sunny Sunday

We had a very quiet morning at home with Jenn off and Hunter not feeling well. Nana visited and kept an eye on things so I could meet Gary and Theresa at Rum Point for a bit and we had some lunch, rode the wave runner and lounged in the ocean.
I returned home to find that miraculously Hunter had recovered from his illness and so we played in the pool for a while. Rex had a swim too but I don't think he particularly enjoyed it!
With days of rain the pool is overfilled so two kids did their best to splash as much excess water out as they could. All now tired we will have a quiet evening at home.

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Mock competition day at gymnastics so here is Hunter on parallel bars,
Hayley dismounting parallel bars,Katherine climbing the rope,
Hayley's group recieve their ribbons,

and Hunter's group! All winners! Then to lunch with Aunt Shir, then a visit to ride Uncle Gary's segway, and now fixing dinner for Nana and the Reids... hopefully to the beach or Rum Point tomorrow.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Mother's Day

While I was away Jenn hosted a Mother's Day dinner. Katherine and Hunter helped Granny open her gifts as Hayley looked on. Photo by Nana.

Home again, home again.

First coffee with Nana, then a dip in the pool with some new pool toys, then...
some of us needed a little rest time! Great day to be home; sunny morning for outdoor fun and a rainy afternoon just perfect for rest time! Cleared off and sunny again this evening and Nana has invited us to dinner at "Over the Edge". Tomorrow is a holiday but I have to work in the afternoon preparing for the conference here all week. Should think about finishing my speech at some stage. There's always tomorrow!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Oslo Final

Weather got even colder, foggy and wet our last day. This is the T-Bane station near the hotel late Friday evening after an afternoon in town.
Rainy and foggy also in Copenhagen, that's our plane on the left. Started in Oslo with a wakeup call at 3:45am, 4:15 a one hour taxi ride to the airport, 6:16 flight to Copenhagen, 12:20 flight to Washington, very short connection on to Miami and just made Cayman Airways 8:40pm flight home. So got here at 9pm and home before 10. Got all my luggage, and really the only issue is a very sore part of me from sitting for hours! I think I could use some sleep...........

Friday, May 18, 2007


The Parade.
The psuedo-Norwegian Aussies and Caymanian! Don't think we fooled anyone! Love to all, back in GCM on Sunday. Miss my babies!

Oslo Part 4

The Caymanians with Brazilians, Americans and Portugese in Three Brothers Bar.
One freezing Caymanian with also freezing South Africans and Americans at some unknown place lost in Oslo!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Oslo Part 3

Did I mention that I MISS MY SNUGGLERS!

Oslo Part 2

Figured out how to reduce the size of the pictures so here is one of Darvin and me in front of City Hall. Very nice cocktail party then we went out to dinner with Aina.

And Aina and me by the tulips! Did I mention that it is freezing cold here?

Alive in Oslo

Struggling with the Norwegian keyboard, but alive and well in Oslo! Here with my Aussie friends Judy and Maddie from Townsville, Queensland. Great conference, met some really nice people, but will be broke for the forseeable future! And some people think Cayman is expensive!!??

Thursday, May 10, 2007

That is not me

No, that is not me, just some other good-looking guy who was enjoying himself too much at the Byron Lee concert. Just wanted to clarify before the other pictures made their way to the internet and people got the wrong idea....

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Deck

Finally a little rain this evening on the new but still unfinished deck.
All the humidity made for a spectacular sunset!

Guide to the Botanic Park

Hayley's group presented their kid's guide to the Botanic Park to GM Andrew Guthrie. There was dancing (iguanas fighting above), the handing over complete with speeches, snacks and juice.

Mission House Opening

Andrew Reid, representing Maples Finance and me at the entrance to the Visitors Centre. Mrs. Jack (wife of Governor Stuart Jack) plays our 110 year old piano!
Carla (my boss) presents pictures with Paul, me and the Mission House in the background. After 10 years (!!!) the Mission House is finally open to the public. The original structure was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004 and we have rebuilt a replica using some of the original materials including the old Ironwood posts that it rests on. Thanks to Carol for the pictures.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Same old same old

Sunday afternoon at the beach again, this time with Gary's new toy (L-R Dave, Shirley, Owen, Gary Paul, Liv, Smokie Pants on the raft and Theresa on the boat)
The kids were in the water all afternoon having a blast.
We even brought Hunter's sailboat up and put it to good use. Also brought Rex (who is in love with Smokie Pants), grilled some hamburgers and just enjoyed a break from what has been a hectic few weeks.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Grandma's gone...

Finally got Grandma by to see the Mission House project that we will open on Friday night. It is a replica of the original early 1800's house which was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004. This is the back of the building as the last of the landscaping goes in.
I cooked dinner for Grandma's last night and the kids baked a cake and made a super-sized goodbye card! We'll miss her but hope to get to BC in October.