That was the week that was

I’m now back from the annual gathering of the dispersed tribe of Diocesan Youth Advisers and a thoroughly good gathering it was too. It was the turn of the North West to host this year so I duly pilgrimaged north (yes I did see snow) and set up camp in Blackpool.
We were really privileged to have Duffy Robins** as our guest/speaker and I appreciated his input massively (watch this blog). Other highlights included discussions on training, bouncing ideas off people, sharing resources AND a sandcastle building competition!***
To cap it all though it meant I was only an hour away from my beloved Lake District and I came back ‘via’ Rydal in order to have a stroll up Loughrigg. It was fantastic up top; a view right over lakes Windermere and Conniston (in the distance) while being buffeted by the wind was extremely good for the soul.
Snapped this piccy of Rydal water on the way back down whilst indulging in much grinning and singing.
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Apologies therefore that communication from me has been a little tardy, am now catching up …. or trying to.
** If you are in travelling distance of Chester I REALLY recommend this day with Duffy tomorrow organised by Chester Diocese
*** I’d like to claim that the sandcastles were a serious piece of team work development training! Like I said, I’d like to 🙂