Today I met up with Richard for a catch up and to chat about the role I am still doing for a day a month with YFC. It was great to meet up and we met in a cool coffee bar just off Brick Lane called Nude Espresso. I love these places where you can chill, have a drink, hang around and feel no pressure to move on. I want church to feel that comfortable, inclusive and welcoming. Free wifi as well is an added bonus (I want church to have that as well!) – but the best bit was that the coffee was decent coffee (yes … church should have that too!) …. it reminded how long it has been since I have had a proper decent coffee!
YFC is entering exciting and challenging times with a new National Director and a forecast drop in income due to the current financial situation – so if you have any spare dosh pass it their was as they do a superb job – and NO I am not biased at all.
I have one regret though – and that is that I did not have enough time. It’s been years since I’ve been to the Brick lane area and I had forgotten the real appeal of the place to me. It reminds me so much of my teenage holidays spent wandering the Souqs and streets of Qatar while my step fatehr worked there.
As soon as I got out of my car I was hungry for a curry and so here is an appeal – who would like to meet up in Brick lane over the next month or so for a decent meal?