As a self-employed private tutor, I have been fortunate that my student base has continued to expand. My work is interesting & varied & it keeps me grounded & balanced.
I have had a year of worries with my Mother having lung cancer out in Africa & at her worst the oldest daughter & I made a hectic dash out to Africa to support my Dad through a touch & go time. She pulled through by sheer determination & grit & we then spent 3 weeks helping her to adjust to the restraints of a broken leg & hip due to the chemo.
My two brothers & sister made long journies so we could all meet up with the folks on the farm - a wonderful time catching up with them & their families for a change.
It also gave me the opportunity to catch up with friends & family in Johannesburg because my sister in law & cousin kindly put us up & had an open house for friends to visit & catch up! Daughter, who kindly took unpaid leave to travel with me, requested a visit to Milky Lane - an ice-cream parlour which was her favourite so we indulged her ....
and we joined cousin for a meal out while watchin rugby at a sports pub .....
SO my wish for 2012 is just that the year will bring health & happiness to everyone
Best wishes for 2012 Dee ♥