To my beautiful kids,
My Mum enjoying a Champers in Heaven
My dear ol’ Da,
Pockets of family, dotted around the country
Old friends across the seas and across the road,
New friends, in-between friends and those malnourished by friendships lost
Those bereaved and burying and those expecting and delivering
Bertie and Nellie who have learned to begrudgingly accept one another.
The stoic bloke who slashes our paddocks
All the many people who have ever made me laugh out loud
Those inspiring makers, growers, farmers and real food people
Writers whom leave me bedazzled
The patient, the forgiving and the accepting
Even the grudge-holders
The people I’ve upset over the years: I’m sorry-I know I can be difficult
the haters, the judgementalists and the intolerant
Small-minded people, the people who are cruel to animals
the people who are just plain cruel.
To optimists, dreamers, schemers and rascals.
Of course to everyone else I've neglected to mention.
But most of all, to my beautiful, loyal and supportive wife, Cate
Happy New Year