Lionel continues to be busy at work. His job is to continue until the end of April and the possibility is that he will have work of some sort there after that and so that is really good. He is looking forward to a break over Christmas - finishing on 24 Dec and going back on 5 Jan.
Amanda is busy keeping everyone fed and clean, schooling Josh and trying to organise some travels for us in 2009. I will also write a Christmas letter sometime...
Rebecca is loving school, youth group, swimming and water polo. She had winter champs for swimming at the weekend and swam really well, finishing with all personal best times, 2 bronze medals and 2 times for the Hampshire County championships. She swam so well that the head coach has moved her up a group (no early mornings yet, just 4 evening sessions and 8am Saturday morning).
Joshua is continuing with learning fencing and is making the most of his final two weeks of being home-schooled. He is off to the local junior school in January and will be in one of the three Year 6 classes. Schooling at home was going well, but he reached a point where he was settled in England and was feeling confident in himself, so he was ready for more than just the two of us at home!