Some news from Peter Maishman & family.
Some time ago you asked how I got my nickname 'Spiv'. When I was quite young I received a tip on a horse and was told to put £1 on it - I only earned £2 a week so it was a big ask. However, I was at the surf club at Point Lonsdale and I told some of the older members who were going to Melbourne if they would put the money on - this they did, together with some of their own, and would you believe the horse came in at 8-1. We all won money and from that day on I was called THE SPIV. Not a very complimentary nickname but I am known by it throughout the Surf Lifesaving community Australia wide!!!
Jenny and I have both had right hip replacements this year - the Birmingham Resurfacing Hip Replacement (obviously from the UK) - we are doing OK and looking forward to more activity in 2003. I am now in my 8th year of retirement and, must say, still enjoying it immensely, being very involved in the local golf club and having been a member of the surf club for 48 years still take an interest in the running of the club. I was employed with Caltex Oil Aust. for 34 years holding many positions but must admit, I don't miss the stress of business today.
As you know, Jenny was born in Geelong (80 kms south of Melbourne) and has enjoyed renewing friendships etc. now we are living down at the coast. We both look forward to the football season (March - September) and of course support the Geelong Football team in the Aussie Rules comp. Jenny's father played, coached and was a huge personality at this club and is in the Legend's Hall of Fame, so as you can gather, she has the blue and white blood in her veins. I jumped on the bandwagon when I met her!!!We have two new grand-daughters to add to our family this year (see under Births). Brett and Donna Maishman and Ruby (5) have just returned to live back in Melbourne after 2 years in Sydney. Perhaps another little one in 2003?????
We send our warmest wishes for Christmas to all the Maishman Clan and
may 2003 be safe, healthy and prosperous for all.