Wednesday, December 30, 2009

End of 2009 the year that was.... Dec 30th

As you can see it has been a while and in so many ways I wish I had kept going and made a time capsule of what has been a very eventful year. My reasons for stopping seem a bit vague now, but the Black Saturday fires and the related hysteria and fears cut me deeply and I felt my photos were such a silly trivial thing in the midst of so much suffering so I stopped.
The year has been long and at times incredibly painful and difficult, but also full of new friendships and possibilities and excitement. I have left Upwey after 29 years and am going to work at MLC in Hawthorn in 2010.
Kate is 19 and has moved to a cute little flat in Brunswick with Sarah. Josie is in Paris at the moment after finishing her degree at the University of London. She and Josh are in France and travelling for six months.Frank's work has grown and he is frantically busy but also happy and challenged.
    So here are some images from the last week or so - my farewell dinner at Ranges also for Julie, Denise and Tom, christmas day a quiet one this year, Kate leaving and her new home, Josie leaving in August and some shots from her travels, the cubby being demolished by a tree, my VITTA award night,  my last class at Upwey - 8b, a special holiday to near Port Douglas in Qld, EMUG, Bloggers feasts, my girls and some of the great team from Upwey.