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Friday, August 14, 2009

Deep Dive

Why are they looking so pensive in this shot? Well might you ask. This was the day Oliver decided to go for a swim off the dock.
He had been all set to take the dingy, with Loring and Steven out to the lobster boat. Standing between the two of them, by the edge of the dock, Oliver tripped and went head-first into the water.

I didn’t even see exactly what happened, I was coming down the gangplank with Cerentha and Lola, so it all felt a bit surreal. All I saw was Oliver standing on the dock dripping wet and Steven and Loring still in the water. The two of them had dived in immediately after Oliver fell, Loring getting under Oliver and pushing him up into Steven’s arms. Whole thing must have lasted a total of 4 seconds. Terrifying.

Oliver however although a little shocked, didn’t quite realize the danger he’d been in. Afterwards on the boat he said, with much bravado, “I wanted to go under water because I was hot. So… that’s why…”
Yeah right!

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Memories are made of this

This was a magical day, the light was perfect, the kids were in good form. Notice Lola’s new do - although I’m not saying this was her best look per se. Those boys underpants, well, I should have drawn the line there.

Steven arrived on the Friday and we were so pleased to have him. It was a lovely time here with the children by myself, forcing me out of my comfort zone, starting to get to know people on the island better. But all that being said, I am SO pleased to have him here with us!

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Saturday, August 1, 2009


Banding your first lobster is probably not a rite of passage for everyone, but for Oliver it certainly was. It had all his favorite things really - semi-dangerous animal, a tool to manipulate. Heaven!

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