The Big Issue : Edition 473
CHRISTMAS WISHES FROM NSW (L–R) FRONT ROW BOB S, EDDY M, NEIL, PHOEBE 2ND ROW ALAN H, PAUL V, MITCHELL, DAVID I, DORIS, SCOTT, MARGARET 3RD ROW MICHAEL T, ALAN, GARY G, ADRIAN, BRADLEY, BILL, ANITA, GLENN F BACK ROW TREVOR C, MICK F, ANDREW W, CHRIS, ROBBO, STUART B, GLENN P, PETER D, TIM B, DAVID S, MICHAEL C 16 THEBIGISSUE5–25DEC2014 NSW Here’s to a merry and, above all, safe Christmas. Thank you for your wonderful support. I am looking forward to another year of bending your ears! I’d like to give a special thank you to Bertoni restaurant and Hill of Content bookshop in Balmain – your support is stupendous. Mitchell, Town Hall House, Balmain Thanks to all my customers for your amazing support and generosity this year. It’s been amazing. Hopefully 2015 will be even better. My favourite memory from this year was heading home to Tasmania for my high-school reunion. An awesome time was had by all. See you in 2015. Marcus, Five Dock and Rhodes To all my customers, thanks for all your support. Have a Merry Christmas and safe New Year. Hope to see you in 2015. Mick F, cnr Market and George Sts and Neutral Bay Thanks to all my customers for supporting me throughout the year. I hope you all have a good Christmas, and a safe and joyful New Year. Look forward to seeing you in 2015. Tim, David Jones CBD I hope to have a lovely Xmas this year. Bradley W, Dee Why, Collaroy, Newport and Avalon I’d like to wish all my customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Especially Ciara and Judith. Bob S, cnr Park and Castlereagh Sts and Town Hall To all my customers: thank you for all of your support and encouragement throughout the year. May 2015 be a year of looking into your soul and trying to grow, and may Jesus encourage you in the walk of life. Love and cheers. Trevor C, Katoomba This year I hope to spend Christmas with the residents of the accommodation I moved into in February. The best thing that happened to me was returning to sell the mag, and meeting new customers on my pitch. I would like to wish all my customers a very Merry Christmas, and a peaceful and Happy New Year. Michael C, cnr Margaret and Clarence Sts, and St Leonards Station My early years are my fondest Christmas memories: my cousins and I would head to Nan’s house in Dundas. Each year was always an adventurous discovery, like when we erected a teepee. It was useless for future reference, but frustrating fun. When we were old enough, we explored the cellar where my father and his two brothers experimented with chemistry. We found the ingredients, which led to us having a few experiments of our own! Glenn P, cnr King and Pitt Sts This year has been good for me. People in Parramatta have been really supportive. A big thank you to Alison, Angie, Lucinda and Mary. Hope all of our customers have a great Christmas, and I hope to see you all in the New Year. David S, Newtown and Parramatta COVER STORY » BY BIG ISSUE VENDORS EVERYWHERE ILLUSTRATIONSBYGEORGIAPERRY Still Smiling Christmas wishes and reflections from our people, all around Australia.