Well I am back in Perth and I am lovin' summer! Hot stinky 35 degree days are so much better than freeze your arse off winter days.. Today I felt like going for a drive, so drove to North Beach and then did the coastal drive to Hillary's Boat Harbour for some Wok in the Box and then a relaxful sit in the sun to watch the waves roll in.
Melbourne was very enjoyable. It wasn't the every-day-at-the-beach kind of holiday that it was like last year, but it was still very cool to be able to relax with a glass of champers, try work out the daily newspaper puzzles, watch dvds and celebrate the end of 2008 with a bunch of mates.
What a year 2008 was! The Wheelcats won the NWBL premiership for the 3rd year in a row. The Western Stars gained a new coach and went from last to runner up team in the WNWBL final. The Gliders travelled to China, Japan, and USA for several different tournaments as well as many training camps at the AIS. We then won the bronze at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics (my first ever Paralympics!). The Wheelcats then travelled to Kitakyushu, Japan to compete against the worlds greatest. I also started building my dream house which is soon to be completed hopefully some time this month.
So what will 2009 bring? Well I will be settling into the new pad, making a house a home. Will go back to studying my Bachelor of Legal Studies (majoring in Criminology) after deferring it for a year. Then I have the honour of playing for my three beautiful basketball teams again. Will it be 4 in a row for the Wheelcats? A feat that has never been conquered before. Will the Western Stars be able to go one better and stop the Hills Hornets 7 year reign? The Gliders have been revamped with new staff. A fresh new look will be good for the Gliders. Western Stars coach John T has been appointed head coach and has Ben O and Matt D have been appointed assistant. No manager has been appointed yet but Im sure he or she will be able to get the job done. Though, having to put up with 12 - 16 girls would be a tough gig (snaps to Sonia who did an awesome job the past years). Lastly, a casual job may be on the horizon. Just to fill in what will already be a busy weekly schedual for me :)
Anyway, hope you all are having fun safe holidays.. if you havent already started working that is :)