I don’t know why, but…

… last night, just as we were heading out to run youth group, there were four police cars, empty, and one fire engine, full of people, presumably firefighters, blocking the road directly in front of us + had the police helicopter flying overhead through much of the night. Which was a bit strange. 

Also: last nights youth group = very good. Higher intake than normal and all five of the … ones who cause us more issues than any other on the evening plus three new faces but, all told, it seemed to go very well indeed, which was good as I could have fallen asleep just prior to it starting I was so wrecked.  These past couple of years doing the youth group on the council estate have been pretty good which, bearing in mind we’ve now done it every term week for the past 15 years, is good… This is possibly the best year on year group of terms we’ve had I think* which is strange because this is the first year wifey and I have been considering taking a break… We’ll see, still mulling over that one – although a decision would have to be made soon so that appropriate things can be done to see if it’s still runnable, but having now done this so long we’ve seen three other groups start up and stop around us…. Dunno. It’s been a good run with a couple of hard years interspersed, but it is something that we feel that we do well – certainly the craft table that wifey’s bought into force more this year than ever has never been quiet… 

Ahhhh changes changes. Who knows what any year will bring.

*and yes, for the benefit of the group leaders who read this I know that last weeks was pretty dicey but I think we dealt with things pretty well and this weeks reflected that.