Upon arrival at the Long Island Farm, we were greeted by a well-outfitted gentleman, in his British accent. His name is John, a friend of the farm owners Glenda and Neil. He's helping with the guests. He also, on a frequent basis, gives presentation about Falkland Islands' life, culture and history.
After a short conversation, he asked "what do you do for a living?" Before I had the chance to answer, he apologized. I explained that's how we Americans would ask too and we quickly went on to the programs ahead.
Time slipped by fast and after tea and sheep and horses, it's time to say good-bye. The last thing that John said to me was "I thought you are a film star". It took me a while to realize what he said, after translating from British to American English. I guess, in a way, we all are the star in a movie called "My Life".:-)
In this image, Paul, the son of Glenda and Neil, was shearing the sheep which are set wild during the year and only came back (with the help of the dog, I'm sure) for shearing. He made it seem so easy and it feels so poetic to me. Oh, by the way, Paul is also a sergeant in the army. It reminds me the old days when people were not as specialized and were a lot more dexterous.