Saturday, February 22, 2014

Last drinks at the bar

With my time in India fast running out, I had time for one last visit to the Henry Lawson Club – the High Commission bar.

This place was a great pleasure to run as the bar manager for two years.

Last night, Tania and I said goodbye to our colleagues.

Saying goodbye to David and the kids

We have a tradition at the High Commission that when diplomats and their families post back to Australia, they visit the bar one last time and get to write their name on this dirty, great big whiteboard set up right next to the bar.

It’s a fun way to remember those who have been posted here.

Last night, Tania and I got to write our names up onto the board – it then really dawned on us that this really is the end of an era.

Also...what better way to go out in style than with karaoke at the bar.

Chris and Tania gave us “Islands in the Stream” and Tania gave it her all with her signature karaoke song – “Paradise City”.

It was a fun (if somewhat quite emotional) way to say goodbye. 

Chris and Tania singing "Islands in the Stream
Even those behind the bar were giving it a red-hot go

Tania and the back-up singers
Tania belting out her signature song: "Paradise City"

Saying goodbye to Kamal - one of the nicest blokes you'll ever meet
The singing continues...

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