Freddie Wong, Norfolk Island resident, chef and coffee drinker wants to retire. So he started a coffee farm. Why not? On 5 acres you have to do something. He thought it sounded relaxing, “Sitting down every day with a cup of coffee seems nice”, he says. He learned the basics from a now aborted coffee plantation initiative on... Continue Reading →
Fancy bananas with your electricals?
Sharon, our host, weaves the car into an electrical shop, pops some spare change into the honesty box and picks up some chunky bananas. Also for sale are potatoes, rockmelon and capsicum, should you fancy a rockmelon with your hairdryer. It is all part of the organics scene here on Norfolk Island, though for islanders it is not... Continue Reading →
Norfolk Island – a snapshot
Norfolk Island, a tiny dot in the Pacific, is wildly scenic. And a good place to hang over New Year when the rest of Australia is broiling. Take a look:
Yorlyi have a good new year – a Norfolk Island cheerio
Yorlyi! Yorlyi have a good new year? Over at Norfolk Island there hasn't been any internet coverage and that hasn't altogether been a bad thing (once you get used to it). Yorlyi is Norfolk Island dialect for hello, how's it going, nice day, you'll be right, see you later. Kind of a multi-purpose greeting, a bit like... Continue Reading →