Thursday, December 21, 2006

Lovin the fog and the value of 'thanks'...

It's been great to see the fog in the last few days! Maybe you think thats a strange statement but i went walking down by Oxford Island on Wednesday morning and it was just amazing as you can see in the picture. Alrite i know its been cold and it's rubbish for driving but there's something about the fog that gives a bit of a mystical feel that i really like!

This week has been good. Took the local young people from Waringstown to the Ice Bowl on Tuesday night. I was a bit worried about how it would go i.e. would they drink, fight, get thrown out etc.! But it was a fantastic night had by all! Most of the young people are not involved in any organisations like BB, sports teams or youth clubs and so don't really get the opportunity to go on a lot of trips (outside of school) so they were looking forward to it. There was about 30 of us altogether and everyone had a really good night. At the end of the night I was really struck by how thankful they all were. Loads of them came up and thanked me personally for organising which really encouraged me. Sadly lots of people in the community don't really have many positive words to say about the local young people. I just wish they could hear stories like this.

3 comments:

The Wee Brown-Eyed Girl said...

Great photo Neil, yep I like the mysteriousness of fog sometimes too.

Peter Martin said...

Not a fan of fog I have to say... Merry Christmas lad!!

dave wiggins said...

big lad, lovin that photo you jammy git