It emerged that we had all had a tiring week when gathered and shared our favourite moments of the week as is traditional. We started the evening in Thaikhun, a trendy Thai restaurant with some lovely smelling raw spring rolls. Abi had bought a couple of books from an outreach event, which were free but for the price of an eventual review, and worked very hard to find them good homes.
After the meal, we took a short walk down to the Dice Cup, a board game café, and almost called it a night there as it was packed. We decided to wait a while and a table quickly became free. We played a quick game of exploding kittens before trying our hands at crashing dragons into each other.
We didn’t stay long, but a couple of conversations we had during the evening struck me. First was a few friends discovering a shared passion for the collectable card game Magic. Second was a conversation about camping in which people have very different opinions. I am glad that Young Friends can find so much in common, but it is also a real pleasure to know that we inspire each other to try new things and reconsider our opinions. I cannot speak for anyone else but I came away from this event feeling a little reinvigorated and readier to take on the rest of the week.