Late on a Friday evening in October we were ready to receive our wards for the night. Évi and I had asked our faithful helper, Mario to join us. During the year that he has been with us, the children have really grown to love him and we knew it would make their day when they got to know that he would be snuggling down in a sleeping bag too. The weekend would not have been the same without him, for both the children and for us.
I thought at first that they would not be able to eat all that they had ordered but I had misjudged them all as we ended up going back for more!
At first it was difficult for them to decide what they wanted but they managed in the end to choose something tasty from the huge array of bread and cakes. Drinking chocolate was on the menu for us all and with our meals in front of us we tucked in. We had to store up lots of reserve energy for our long journey back home, a journey that actually did not seem half as far with our tummies full and plans of action for the hours ahead to look forward to.