IT has become a tradition for the Express editorial team to end the year with a specially themed staff photo for the last edition of the year.This year’s theme was, true to our calling, “Words”. Each staff member had to choose one word that describes their life, dreams and/or hopes, for themselves as well as for their loved ones and our community.The Express team is going on a break for the festive season – ending a year filled with many heartwarming and life-changing stories and a busy November celebrating our 35th anniversary. The next edition of the newspaper will be back in your postboxes on Wednesday, January 9.We would like to thank our readers and advertisers for their wonderful support in 2018. May this festive season be a time filled with many moments of joy and peace spent with loved ones.And may it be a time when the Express team’s words also shine bright in all our reader’s lives: i.e. Time, Serenity, Courage, Rain, Gratitude, Persevere, Change. See you again in 2019!