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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s been a long time between Blog posts. As it is with most people this time of year, we’ve had a hectic few weeks and, at times, I’ve felt like I’m drowning. A couple of weeks back I was so stressed and my blood pressure felt so high, I was quite concerned about my health. I’m trying to lower it and not get too stressed but that’s just my nature I guess and I find it very hard to wind down and relax. Work has been full on with getting end of year reports out but we can breathe a sigh of relief that they are now done.

The girls both received very good reports from their teachers and the new class structure has been announced for next year which both girls are very happy about. They are going to remain with their current teachers. Lucy will be in a combined 2/3/4 class and Alice will be in a combined 5/6 class. I think Alice is happy not to have to share a classroom with Lucy.

They’ve had a fantastic year this year both receiving awards at presentation night. They both received sports/swimming certificates for representing the school at zone carnivals and Premier Reading Challenge Certificates. Alice also received Jnr Girl Champion for Athletics, a Premier’s Sporting Award certificate and medal. She also received an award for the “Most Improved in Year 4” which is a huge achievement for her. She has worked really hard all year. We are so proud of both girls.

They both received Gold Merit Awards which enabled them to go on this year’s Reward Excursion. They headed off this morning to Robina in Queensland to spend a couple of hours at Bounce. I’m sure they’ll have an awesome time, I just hope they don’t come back injured.

All their activities are winding up for the year with Swim Club finished now until next term. Gymnastics will finish on Saturday with their end of year concert. This year’s theme is ‘Musical Theatre’ and the girls are in a ‘Cats’ routine.

Their CAPA night was lots of fun with both their classes performing a routine. It’s good to have it combined with the high school so we can see the talented band members, art students, plays and fashion parade from the Textiles students.

Our last day at school and work is tomorrow and then we’ll start to get ready to head back to the Central Coast to spend Christmas with the family. I’ve been busy packing, sorting clothes and presents but I think I’m slowly getting there.

Lana the elf has returned to cause some mischief around the home. The girls are very excited to look for her every morning to see what she’s been up to. Me? – not so much.

Not a lot has been happening around Tabulam lately. They have started work on the new bridge so that’s all systems go for the next couple of years. We have cows out the back again and a few of them have had their calves. They’re a couple of weeks old now but these photos were taken when they were 1 or 2 days old. They are adorable when they are so young. The girls like to give them names and at last count we thought there were 4 but one seems to have gone missing so we’re not sure if it survived.

It might be a few weeks before I get a chance to Blog again so Merry Christmas to anyone that reads my Blog and I hope 2018 is a good one with lots of positive energy.

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