Mes Chers Amis et Membres, Bonjour!
First of all, a big “thank you” to everyone for still being faithful to our AFCC and I promise I’ll do my best for all of us to be “back on the deck” ASAP!
Now it’s a year and half that the main subject in all mouths worldwide is Covid 19, and now “Delta” but at least before this second and very strict lockdown, we were so lucky to always be very welcome and enjoy our meetings at the beautiful Diggers Club in Ettalong Beach, where its Managers are looking forward to welcome us back. We were also very busy at the French Market in May and let’s cross our fingers that the next one in November will be held. And very important to share with you that Nouméa is still on the “bucket list” hopefully in 2022.
But this time I decided to get out of Covid 19 and concentrate on a much happier and more special subject. Usually I don’t like to speak about myself but this time I have to…but will be very briefly!
12 years ago I moved from McMahons Point in Sydney to Tascott in our beautiful Central Coast. When sadly my husband passed away, I have been very lucky to have the support of my lovely neighbours, Fran and Ian, who also offered me their precious friendship.
They have two beautiful children, Ben who was 14 at that time, soon to become Juris Doctor in Law, being also a great guitarist, and his sister Nicola who was 12. Now the Nicola I just mentioned is no other than the Nicola, our Super Olympic Champion, who won the Silver Medal in Tokyo and showed the World her brilliant skills in High Jumping!…Yes I am talking of our beautiful Nicola McDermott!…even via its Train Station, all Tascott was proud to let the entire Central Coast know and celebrate her its way!
Now can you believe it? She is still not back home and won’t be back before October. She left Tokyo flying straight to Europe to compete for the Diamond League in Lausanne, Paris, Brussels and Zurich, as well as studying for a Bachelor of Biochemistry through University of Sydney and she is also a very talented pianist. What a legend!
Looking forward to welcoming our Nicola very soon, but her next big challenge will be to join our Alliance Française Central Coast where we’ll take very special care in teaching her French, enough to impress all Parisians, and to win her much deserved Gold Medal in Paris 2024. Now back to our world, my dear friends, it is with great impatience that I wait for the pleasure of finally enjoying our friendly meetings again. In the meantime please make sure to keep safe, healthy and vaccinated, taking very good care of yourself and all your loved ones.
À trés bientôt, j’espère,