Saturday, December 23, 2017

Last day of school

Here in Australia, the school year ends with the end of the actual year. Yesterday was Jonathan's very last day of year 8. Here is a last day of school photo, taken in the same spot as the first day of school photo back in late January or early February. In the photo below, he is wearing his more casual sports uniform. He didn't have to wear the tie and the blazer for the last day of school.

And here is a photo of all the stuff Jonathan brought home from his locker over five days of hauling stuff.
Time to sort and organise the bedroom so all the stuff will have a place for five and a half weeks, until it is time to go back to year 9.

Meanwhile, happy summer vacation!

We went shopping for Christmas fruit. When I was growing up, Mom and Dad always stuffed our stockings with oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines because citrus is in season in the US in December. Now that we enjoy Christmas in the summer, we have a whole range of ripe summer fruits available instead. Shown below is our fruit for the week. Cherries, nectarines, apricots, watermelon, kiwis, mangoes, bananas. Except for the bananas, they don't stuff in stockings as well. I guess the citrus in the stocking is another Christmas tradition we will have to work around.

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