Norfolk Day 8 … Hens and Bucks

Feb 26, 09 Norfolk Day 8 … Hens and Bucks

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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 “redecorated” with various paint colour, in addition to the huge purple bruises we all got from the paintballs . Plus after crawling through a creek which was ankle deep in mud & goo I finished up in a truely ‘glorious’ state for the rest of the evening 😀 . The bridegroom to be was of course dressed up by the best man in a white dress & veil so we could all identify him more easily for target practice. Honours were pretty much even between the red & blue teams although my moment of glory came when I captured the red team’s flag & was half way back to our base when I was unfortunately brought down by a hail of red team paintballs. We then adjourned for a barbie (&beer)  & re-dressed the bridgroom in a lovely little nightie after tieing a heavy chain around one of his ankles. We then moved on to one of the local clubs to play Guitar Hero on their massive overhead screen. It was at this point that Sylvan was further trussed up like a turkey & led to the roundabout in the centre of town & left for a while, much to the amusement of a passing busload of tourists who also came back to watch. Unbeknownst to Sylvan a little “arrangement” had been made with the local police. So after we’d blindfolded & tied him to a palm tree in the middle of the main high street the police duely turned up, “arrested” him, bundled him in the back of the police car & drove off, sirens going.He was eventually delivered back to us at the campsite...

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Norfolk Day 7

Feb 24, 09

We spent a great day down at Emily bay on the south coast snorkeling. Emily bay is naturally enclosed by a huge reef and we were able to snorkel right up to it where the waves were crashing against it on the other side. The marine life we saw was incredible; highly coloured parrot fish , Angel Fish and numerous other shoals of brightly coloured fish along with the beautiful towering sides of the coral reef itself. The water was warm & crystal clear so we could dive right down to inspect the lower levels of the coral. I bought a disposable underwater camera and had reeled off 20 or more shots in minutes. Fingers crossed they’ll come out ok as aiming it isn’t exactly an exact...

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Norfolk Day 5 … Reunion

Feb 22, 09 Norfolk Day 5 … Reunion

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The whole family has now finally arrived in Norfolk! Ma & Pa, Gerard & Herma all flew in from New Zealand today. Gerard & Herma have spent just over 4 weeks touring New Zealand whilst Ma & Pa flew in direct from Schiphol via Hong Kong. We’ve celebrated tonight in true Aussie style by having a ‘barbie’ We’ve moved from our temporary accomodation in with the four of them into a very swanky holiday home literally next door to Marielle & Sylvan. The grounds of our holiday home will also be the location for Marielle & Sylvans wedding reception. The Hen and Stag (or Bucks as they call it here) night is planned for Wednesday. The guys are going paintballing followed by a barbie …. the hens are having some sort of pyjama party....

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Norfolk Day 2

Feb 19, 09 Norfolk Day 2

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Annelies slept for nearly 14 hours solid last night and caught up on some much needed rest. We took it quite easy today did a little shopping before Annelies met up with Dee (one of the bridesmaids), Dee’s Mum, Nari & Judith( another of Marielle’s bridesmaids) to look over the location for the Wedding ceremony & wedding reception. The wedding ceremony is going to take place in a lovely location on one of the cliff edges under a beautiful stand of trees. Marielles friends seem to have organized everything for her and we’ll all be pitching on on the day to help decorate & prepare things. In the afternoon we headed down to Emily bay with Marielle, Judith & River. The water as ever was crystal clear and lovely and warm and I managed to do some snorkling over the reef there and saw quite a few exotic looking fish. So all in all ….. another good day!...

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A dozen and counting …

Feb 19, 09

… that’s mozzie bites. The local insect population seem to like Guernsey blood. They seem to be pretty partial to Dutch blood too as Annelies thinks she may have even more than me.

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