It has been a busy week. The food festival was on, and we have been extra busy and sociable. Another visit to 100 Acres reserve, and a few more photos of those beautiful terns, a couple of food demonstrations by Dominique Rizzo and Fast Ed respectively, a walk up Flagstaff Hill to take some photos, the Festival Evening down at the old jail compound, a swim down at Emily Bay in the most beautiful warm, crystal clear water, drinks with our neighbours, a trip out to the Hilli Goat Farm and Pottery and finally, last night, dinner at Government House. And this weekend we are meant to go over to some friends to make a chook house!
Aye aye aye. In the background to all this busyness are the complex political goings on on the island. I won't go too much into the politics because it is a BIG thing that warrants informed discussion, not opinionated speculation, but the long and the short of it is that Norfolk has been a self governing territory for decades, and now, in the wake of financial struggles, that is all up for....reconsideration. There are recriminations flying in all directions, accusations of impropriety, of mismanagement, of neglect.... Tensions are high, people are fearfull...
The promise of change is both hopefull and terrifying. A lot is at stake, and I understand positions on both side of the argument.
For the first time on this blog I am going to hold my tongue...not because I don't have an opinion, because I most certainly do, but because what I say could be damaging to me and my family.
Keeping my mouth shut is HARD.
Anyway, on to the business of living on the island.