Tag: Yearly Reviews

  • Yearly Review 2021

    Yearly Review 2021

    It’s mid-afternoon and I’m sitting at the kitchen table at Pat and Jack’s place in Lismore. Pat is sitting on the back verandah making her way through one of those “word game” books, and Jack is having a mid-afternoon nap on the couch.… Read the rest

  • Yearly Review – 2020

    Yearly Review – 2020

    It’s all “party of five” here in Sydney for NYE tonight. That’s the maximum number of people allowed in homes tonight, though I’m sure tomorrow’s newspapers will tell of stories of people who’ve breached the rules.… Read the rest

  • Yearly Review – 2019

    Yearly Review – 2019

    It’s the morning of December 28th, and I’m sitting at the kitchen table at Pat’s place in Lismore. Pat is wandering around the house doing bits and pieces. Jack and John are sitting on the verandah discussing the state of the world (from fishing licences to global warming).… Read the rest

  • Yearly Review – 2018

    Yearly Review – 2018

    “Where will you live? Will you live in Goonellabah?”, a relative asked me on the phone the other night, when I told her about my retirement plans, which involve returning to my hometown, Lismore.… Read the rest

  • Yearly Review – 2017

    Yearly Review – 2017

    “I’m not sure I can make it all the way to the midnight fireworks”, I said to my friend Kate, as we spoke earlier today about plans for New Year’s Eve in Sydney, where we have tickets to the celebration at Barrangaroo.… Read the rest

  • Yearly Review – 2016

    Yearly Review – 2016

    So, it’s the end of 2016, and I’m currently in Lismore where I’m spending time with my family. Although I’m working through the Christmas/NY period (while colleagues with families take a break), it’s been great having a few public holidays on the back of the weekends.… Read the rest