This afternoon was time I had set aside to catch up on paperwork and do some emails.

I hadn’t counted on the stream of friends and neighbours – Pakistani, Moroccan and Somali knocking on the door for a range of reasons. One for a chat, another for some help with navigating the ‘system’ of life in this country, and another with food and with friends to join us in eating the food!

A little disgruntled when after only 2 emails had been written and 3 hours had passed in drinking tea and sharing burdens I answer a 4th knock on the door.  Hold on, what am I complaining about? Being part of the community is my work here…and perhaps more important , at times, than emails!!!

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