Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Norfolk Island's first Holistic Living Festival

Its just over 24 hours since I started this blog and already have some exciting news.  Norfolk Island is hosting its first ever holistic living festival from November 14th to 19th 2010.  Check out the website for an overview of the festival and its program.

 The festival is the brainchild of our newest speaker of the house on our Legislative Assembly, Robin Adams, along with New Zealand psychic Helen Barnes.  The festival programme includes yoga, tai chi, meditation, numerology, naturopathy, bush walking, angelspeak, fitness and wellbeing, past lives and spirit guides, sustainable living and gardening, and of course massage and body therapies and enjoying the warm November climate here on Norfolk Island.  You've got no idea how excited I am about being able to attend some of the workshops on offer here at home.

The photo above is of Norfolk Islands beautiful Emily Bay which can be enjoyed at any time of the year by all ages of people.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Kick back, relax, find your inner calm

This blogging thing is new to me today, and I don't have a lot of time right now, but stay tuned for lots of information and photos about Norfolk Island, massage, relaxation and organic body therapies.
Norfolk Island is a natural haven for people seeking an escape from busy lifestyles. Just check out the guy in the photo, he's pretty relaxed right now! I first came to Norfolk Island on holiday in 1984 at the ripe old age of 18. I came for 2 weeks, extended to 6 weeks because I loved it. What did I love? I loved the stunning beauty of the place first. Flying in over a really green vista, huge pine trees and grassy green slopes, white sandy beaches and rocky coastlines surrounded by crystal clear waters of the pacific ocean.
I was pretty active back then, selflocomotion was the best form of transport. It's slower than a car and you get to see more. Lots more, in fact you don't miss a thing. I guess that's why 2 weeks wasn't long enough. 6 weeks wasn't enough either. I ended up coming twice a year for 8 years, deferred Uni for a year and stayed in 1986, then moved here in 1992 and its been my home ever since. So what has any of this got to do with photography, relaxation, massage and organic body therapies you might ask? Well, these are the things I do now, 25 years on from my first introduction to Norfolk Island.