There has been a goodly (yes, that is a word!) crowd of people over Christmas and it has felt like being with family.
Derek and Amy Chapman have been here for a while. Amy's bags were stolen the first day back which was a huge bummer - we gave her a special dress for Christmas to cheer her up. The Chapmans will keep their apartment in Prague and will continue their bi-contintental lifestyle.
The Stuarts have been ice-skating and sledding in all this snow but are probably missing the 40 degree celsius summer weather in Perth.
Shannon Hopkins left this morning for Switzerland and she will meet up with us in London for a spell. We are conspiring together on a world tour for 2004-2005.
Sasa Flek is packing up his office (in our bedroom) and moving it today. He has been translating the Old Testament. Of course he will stay here in Prague
Kim Moeller is sleeping on our couch, but has been helping us clean up the house. She is headed to Sydney in a few weeks for a graduate dance/movement traning.
Jessica Stricker never made it back for Christmas and we missed her - we will see her again for her summer pilgrimage I am sure.
And the Joneses (us) are packing up the Giant Peach, making the Salvation Army richer, stealing boxes from supermarkets, consolidating our stuff - which in itself must be a spiritual discipline.