Dear Batch mates,
Wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you are enjoying the blog as much as we do creating it. I must give special recognition to my “Siblings” as we call ourselves, my blog team, Ariya, Deepthie & Praxy, for their unwavering support & contributions to keep it alive and interesting.
Needless to say that the blog has grown since 2015 with the current stats showing close to 60,000 views this year from 10 countries!
Many thanks to Seelan who sponsored half the word press subscription cost. Thanks to Esiri, Nisantha , Eddie & Deepthie for your contributions as well.
Let’s not forget the four beloved batch mates we lost this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with their their families during this holiday season
Lastly, consistent with the seasonal mood Ruthraj Edwards, has submitted the following post regarding his beautiful “Pohutukawa” in full bloom from his own garden. Thanks Eddie.
In one of my last posts, I did promise to send pics of my tree when it is in bloom.Herewith is pic of the tree in our garden. It is still not in full bloom but the display will be complete by Christmas day. Metrosideros excelsa(New Zealand Christmas tree aka “Pohutukawa” in maori) has 12 species, all endemic to New Zealand.It is an evergreen from the myrtle family. The local Maori call it “rakau rangita” as they regard it as a chiefly tree and it’s flowers are known as ” kahika” Our garden specimen is only 7 years old but around New Zealand there are many magnificient specimens growing to over 30 metres in height and long lived at more than a hundred years.
This tree in bloom is a salient feature of coastal New Zealand during Christmas.It is nature’s natural decor of green and red.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all(whether you celebrate it or not), a happy Christmas and hope that the New Year brings you all you desire.
Best wishes and warm regards to all our batch mates and their families.
Eddie and Indra,
It is wonderful to have friends who care
And wonderful memories of our faculty days to share .
In this month of December Christmas is a perfect time⏰
To reminisce the fun we had with a glass of 🍷 wine.
So Ranjit and I wish you a Happy 😃 🎄 🌲Christmas and a prosperous New year.
That will bring you lots of fun and plenty of good cheer.💃🏼🕺🏽🥂
Praxy and Ranjit
Oh! Christmas tree
” Seasons Greetings to the Class of 64 from Eagledeepthie in Snow
Here comes Greetings from My Home to Your Home from Eagledeepthie to her
Wish all of you All that is Best for the Holiday Season, and for the coming