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I have been moving very fast the last couple of weeks and haven’t had time to upload my pics or write for my blog. Soooo….I will try to give you all a snapshot of the highlights. On Thanksgiving I went to a dinner hosted by the American Australian Association. About 150 people, most of whom seemed to be Australian.. I did meet a lovely couple. The husband from Sydney and wife from Alabama. She was a wonderful whiff of the down home south that I miss! The aus version of turkey and dressing was not so hot but at least they got the pumpkin pie right!
Last weekend I took the ferry to Watson’s Bay. About a 30 minute ferry ride southeast of Sydney. I had a lovely walk along a path to the lighthouse, passing a nudist beach along the way (not so lovely). The lighthouse and views from the top were awesome. While I was up there a cruise ship came through the strait an d headed out to sea. Pics to be posted soon!
I’ve spent the last 6 days back in Adelaide. Lots of meetings with a pleasant weekend in the middle. On Saturday I took the ferry down to the beach. Got some sun and enjoyed some Coffin Bay oysters. Sunday I was driven all over the Barossa Valley area by my friend, Paul Rixon and his wife, Anne. We stopped at a couple of fabulous wineries, visited a few shops and had a fabulous lunch. Beautiful weather and good company!
One good thing is a recent article published online by Educational Leadership magazine: here
I have been saddened of late by the passing of our dog, Molly. It was particularly hard for me not to be able to say good bye to her.
I will be going home to Nashville for Christmas on the 16th and am looking forward to spending a couple weeks with the family.
Look for Jans Adventures in Oz to resume in the New Year!