December 31st is Carol's birthday. The world joins us in celebration. We began with Ice Candles in the snow... 13 of them, to celebrate the Lucky 13 of the New Year. Every second year, we are joined by wonderful guests who celebrate the season at Bondi Village.
Welcoming them home is always a treat. We get to meet the newest (Grant, born Sept. 19). We get to watch the kids grow -- David is getting a bit concerned, because Nicholas is now almost as tall as he is, and Nicholas is still growing!
We are grateful to be included in their "family" for the New Year's party -- which starts off with a feast!
There are always incredible amounts of 'goodies' and desserts. Including Larissa's "anatomically correct" gingerbread people!
And could you truly start a new year without the traditional blazing pudding? Several engineers and doctors are on constant standby to ensure everyone's safety as Kath touches the match!
|John and Augustus perform a duet for flute and|
Then it is outside, for sparklers and fireworks. Brian and Dave are in charge of the actual lighting of the match... but many thanks to to our guests for bringing some of the fireworks along to make the display spectacular!
We are thankful to be included in our guests' lives and celebrations. We have always tried to make Bondi a Family Place, and our guests part of our Extended Bondi Family.
So Happy New Year to you all... be safe, be happy, be well... and at least once during the coming year, be here with us!