That was how Kayleigh greeted her grandparents, Bill and Nancy, this morning as they set off for their Annual Bondi Weekend. "Happy Bondi New Year!" she cried, zooming in to wake them up. Her teacher reports Kayleigh has been talking about little else this week other than her trip to the 'college' as she calls us. College, cottage... you say potato...
There is a wonderful thing that happens with family traditions, and we are delighted to be a part of the Baillie Family's. 2010 celebrates their 30th year at Bondi. That's impressive. And a little humbling. And a whole lot of wonderful.
We gave them a carved wooden bowl to commemorate the occasion. But the real memories for the Baillie family won't be in anything as tangible as that. The real good stuff will be the memories of the faces of the children, the grandchildren, the great grandchildren... and the bonds formed through years of family traditions.
We're honoured to be part of that, and hope it continues, this Happy Bondi New Year, for a long, long time.