It is Monday night and over the past few days, the life of the family that I wrote about last week has remarkably improved. First there is gas, so hot water, heating and a functioning hob. Still no doors on the kitchen cupboards but now they are filling up thanks to the generosity of the […]Read More Family Update
This has been written with the permission of the family involved. Yesterday, a lady came into the cafe with her four children; two boys aged 8 and 7, and twin girls aged 3. Gorgeous family; well behaved, polite. They arrived in Leeds on Monday, from London. All British citizens, coming to Leeds for a new […]Read More A True Yorkshire Welcome?
Volunteer Jess Bradley shares reflections from this morning… The sun was shining this morning as the café doors opened just before 10am. The day started slowly with a small trickle of customers, the first of whom, it turned out, could speak a number of languages, his journey through life having taken him through several different countries. Talking […]Read More Crossing Languages and Cultures