By the way . . .
overly indulgent Christmas morning, we spent Christmas Day at Diane and
Grants in Butterwick.
started the year off at a New Year's Eve party at Danita's. We were
able to watch the fireworks on the Harbour from a park near her house.
We spent New Year's Day at Manly Beach at the waterslide park and on the
February, Frances and I attended a Rod Stewart concert at
a winery in the
Hunter Valley. He did all of his best songs and we had a lovely
attended the Hunter Valley again later in the year with her workmates and
visited the wineries and flew in a helicopter at the Hunter Valley Gardens.
was quite hectic as well. My students were involved in a couple of
large functions, each for over 450 people. The first was for the
launch of a film that our school developed and for which we were awarded a
National prize. The function was attended by national celebrities and
Federal politicians. The second was the Year 12 Graduation supper.
Two of my students were recognised with prizes. One for excellence in
the Inner West and another was awarded Regional Student of the Year.. At the
end of this year I was promoted to Head Teacher and next year I will be
involved in mentoring new and graduate teachers.
14 people for Thanksgiving, we missed the Maranos but welcomed Jason this
year - a new ex-pat American. We also enjoyed a pre Christmas lunch
with Frances' family the next day.
boys all spent a few days on vacation in Brisbane and visited Linda and the
looking forward to a busy Christmas season and to resting up for next year
when Frances and I will be visiting Hong Kong in January for two weeks.
Christmas and Happy New Year!