Saturday, January 02, 2016

Welcome 2016

As we all start 2016, the New Year, I cannot help but be thankful that I actually made it here in one piece.

December was a mammoth month for not only me but for our family.

December saw our eldest child, Oliver, finish high school - an end to an era for our 17 year old and I guess, with options open, the beginning of a new adventure for him and we are so proud of him and the way he is becoming an absolutely charming young man! While Oliver is now facing life decisions Alexandria, started made her transition into year 10 without a hiccup.. There is never any need to be worried when it comes to Alex and school work but as a mam I do still worry!!

Noel missed the redundancy cull late November! Thankfully! Needless to say December was quite somber in his workplace and with having a four week break over the Christmas period it should be interesting as to what things will be like upon his return.

I too had some interesting swings and roundabouts in 2015 and managed to find more than the occasional brick wall. I was presented with opportunity and decision in the last two weeks of December which makes January 2016 exciting in many ways..

We all had a wonderful Christmas! Having our family with us, being surrounded by love and happiness is one of the greatest gifts anyone can have although, at times, it is not interpreted that way!!

Grandma, my mam, is down as per usual from her home on Bribie Island and enjoying the extra hot Melbourne summer we are having at the moment. Aunty Clare, Noel's sister, and Charlie also flew in from Sydney to share the Festive Season with us all. It's magnificent that with all the miles between us we still manage to get together and celebrate the important moments in life.

Nana and Grandad, who had a horrible 2015 with an accident on a cruise ended up with Nana having an impromptu hip replacement and an awful long road to recovery, were in great spirits as were Uncle Sean, Noel's brother, and Aunty Vicky, Christian and Daniel.

We saw in the New Year surrounded by some very special people but it wasn't an overly massive evening!! Nicely relaxing in the pool, chicken souvlaki's for dinner and with a few champagnes we said goodbye to the year that was and welcomed in a year of new beginnings and endless possibilities....

Happy New Year everyone... May all your dreams come true in 2016 xxxx

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