7 April 2008

Village visit

On Saturday after spending time at our land we went to visit Victor's family. Here he is with his Mum (and the great bananas she gave us), his sister (who is very pregnant) and his Dad (who recently had a bad fall but seems to be fine now.)

It is nearly Songkhran, the Thai water festival and New Year. Our nephew, Banjo, is preparing himself by practising with his water pistol! (Or do you call that a water rifle?!)

Victor's Mum proudly showed me the nuts on their macadamia tree. Last year it had only 3 nuts but this year it was full. Victor's brother, Somnuk, works on an experimental macadamia farm and he planted this tree.
I got quite a surprise when I took the photo of Ranee to suddenly hear chickens above me!


gretta at lothlorien said...

I remember Somnuk being very interested in macadamias. Will you plant one at your place??

Victor and Rachel J-L said...

Yes, it would be lovely. Although the nuts are almost impossible to crack. Do you remember we broke the back door at Parramatta one Christmas on a macadamia nut? The nut didn't break.

Megs said...

happy Songkhran Rachel and Victor!!!!!!
I remember that nut breaking incident!
A hammer works well, on hard ground!

gretta at lothlorien said...

Maybe just buy them in the shop, then!

gretta at lothlorien said...

Did you have a happy Songkhran? We saw it on the telly and thought of that huge water pistol!

Megs said...

Rachel, today Eowyn said you're her 6th best friend and Victor, you're her 7th - the first 5 were school friends!
love m

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