Family Update

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 […]

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A True Yorkshire Welcome?

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 […]

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Crossing Languages and Cultures

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 […]

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