It’s been two months since I left Iona. I met up with fellow-volunteer Krystof a few weeks ago and, over the past three days, it’s been great to welcome another Iona colleague, Adam, to Bristol. We’ve dodged the rain showers (and only got drenched once!); we’ve done a little exploring around the city; and, crucially, we managed to see some county cricket at Taunton yesterday in perfect sunshine (featuring a certain “South African Englishman” named Pietersen – click here if you’re unsure!).
As you might
imagine, we reminisced about our time on Iona and reminded ourselves how
fortunate we were to have been there with such a wonderful group of fellow
volunteers and resident staff members (and some of the guests were pretty good
So, if you’re
reading this as one of our volunteer/resident staff friends, rest assured, I
can virtually guarantee that your name was mentioned in our various discussions
over the past three days – and ALL with great affection and warmth!
Very special people, very special memories.
PS: Adam has been away from South Africa since
February (I think?) and won’t be returning home for several months yet (still
to visit/work in Rome, France, Portugal etc etc)… somebody has to do it!
PPS: Adam used to organise beach cricket for guests/staff etc every Sunday afternoon on Iona!
Photo: Adam+Steve at the no.1 Harbourside Café,
3 weeks ago