To reflect the growing diversity of the Falkland Islands, a weekend of events was organised by volunteers. Of course, what do many people miss when they move to somewhere new, apart from friends? Yes, food.
|Meat deliveries, pre-supermarket|
|Collecting penguin eggs to survive the winter|
|His Excellency the Governor and his wife sampling Peruvian food.|
|Falklands Fayre - Upland goose pate, smoked trout, mutton chops,potted meat.......|
|The minimalist Irish stand - Hurley sticks, Guinness, soda bread and Irish Stew. What more do you need?|
|The cheerful Zimbabwean ladies.|
|Man vs Caterpillar|
|An old Filipino recipe....|
|The Dog trials get underway... "Guilty!"|
|Another happy sheep shorn.....|
|Probably the best chicken I've tasted......over an hour on the grill and still succulent.|
|Not fast food.......but worth the wait.|
To keep them occupied, the organisers (all volunteers), laid on a tug-of-war between the boys and girls. The contest was very close until someone said "Heave", and the girls went backwards at a rate of knots.
|Girls vs Boys tug-of-war. Girls won.....|
|Sheep looking happy to lose the woolly layer.......|
|Start of the mile race.|
|The mile race heads out to the turn.|
A great weekend: lots of exotic cultures, mixed in with lots of traditional activities. And all within walking distance of our house!