Saturday, March 29, 2008

Almost all back together

Saturday afternoon and the family is almost all back together, just waiting on Miss Kris who is back tomorrow. Nice sunny day for a swim in the pool and the water is warmer now too.
Rex is happy to have everyone back.
Thank godness I don't feel as bad as I look! Held the camera underwater and this is what I got, kinda looks like the morning after an evening out!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter weekend in Little Cayman

I spent the long weekend in Little Cayman without the kids. They were to go camping with their aunt on the big island but ended up getting sick and having a quiet weekend indoors. Owen and I searched for whelks while the girls enjoyed a swim at Point-of-sand.The weather was beautiful for just about any watersport, so we did a lot of fishing and conching but also took some time to relax.
Having collected a pot full of whelks, Gary and I enjoyed some rocky mountain refreshment and marinated conch while the pot came to a boil!

Chef Owen and I then did some quality control prior to serving the "Little Cayman Escargot"! More pictures to follow.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Auction and Sports Day

Hayley at Sports Day today, Hunter was home sick with fever.
His Excellency and me at the Governor's Art Auction.
Our own "Vanna White" (but much younger and prettier) working hard at the auction.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Odds and Ends

This is one of my orchids (a cattleya) in bloom. Right now I have a few beautiful ones so it is like having my own mini orchid show.
Going to Little Cayman for the day is not without its consequences: I returned to find this lovely display behind my desk (I think it is their way of getting free lunch out of me for a month) and I have now enhanced it with additional pictures of my staff, until I could figure out which one had found the spare time to create it! I love my staff and I appreciate their sense of humour, but do not necessarily agree with some of the choices of persons being honoured!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Weekend Projects

Did my orchid presentation at the Orchid Show on Saturday and Sunday mornings, had a full house for both! This is part of the display. Event was well attended and a good success. I did not buy a single plant but some kind soul did give me one!
In the afternoons I have been working on my deck extension. Ran out of lumber today so a good excuse for an afternoon break! Stayed in and watched a depressing movie with Jenn last night. Should have gone out. That might have been at least slightly less depressing!

My deck work has been closely supervised by this chap. I don't think he knows I am slagging off just yet! We are heading off to Granny's for the afternoon with a few visit stops along the way. Have a happy Sunday!