It’s the Autumn edition of SOCIO | Kia ora te whanau o AANZPA Greetings to the AANZPA family It’s time to harvest, store and prepare ourselves for the winter that’s coming. It’s time to rest, relax and reflect on the last year. Make sense of our experiences and the events that have shaped our lives both historical and recent; personal and universal; private and social. Enjoy the autumn sunshine while it lasts; rejoice in the changing of the seasons and know that after winter, spring comes again.
Welcome to the Summer edition of SOCIO | Kia ora te whanau o AANZPA Greetings to the AANZPA family. At last, the sun shines !! The days are long and warm as we ease our way into the festive season. Summer is a welcome time of year as our working lives wind down and we take a break with swimming, picnicking, barbecueing, enjoying the company of family and friends in Another year of dealing with the Covid-19 virus pandemic and becoming used to masks and hand cleaning and social distancing and more lockdowns. Learning to live with an ever-evolving virus that we hope becomes less dangerous to its human hosts as time goes on
Kia ora te whanau o AANZPA
Hello! As we move from Winter to Spring, into lockdown, out of lockdown, out of the dark and into the light, my thoughts are with you in your ‘ordinary lives, expressing yourselves relevantly’ and creatively in your whanau, your communities, your work and your lives.
Many of you will have enjoyed food from your garden or made good use of the plentiful fruits and vegetables of this harvest time. Life has now settled into the new normality of living with COVID-19 and watching the clusters that come and go and sometimes impact on us with levels of lockdown. I hope you are all weathering it well.
Greetings to you all as 2020 comes to an end – what a year it has been. My hope is that you are able to join with those you love to celebrate the season, the ending of one year and the beginning of the next. Blessings and peace to you all.
REACHING INTO EACH OTHERS’ WORLDS. The purpose of Socio is to provide a window into the life of our Association with members providing pieces of writing, poems, photos, reports and reviews that are shared with us all.