today we’re going to a christmas market. its in the city centre.
its called glow. I’m going with my mom and sister and my niece and nephew. It should be fun!
There is live music, a food market, and there is even a ferris wheel! I dont think I’ll go on the ferris wheel. I love the atmosphere in there though. So many people milling around, such a nice, festive atmosphere.
I think I’ll get something to eat from one of the food stalls. They are quite expensive but the food is so nice! So yummy! I might get a crape, or a doughnut, or something else!
The highlight of the market is that a park has been turned into a winter wonderland. This years theme is christmas time in old cork, you know, like long ago what it was like to be spending christmas in cork!
I’m so excited to go! We’re going to have an amazing day I think!
So today my supervisor in friendly call got a call from the local radio broadcaster here in cork. They want to do a radio documentary about friendly call. They want to talk about how people are experiencing isolation and loneliness, and about the friendly call service. My supervisor asked myself and 2 other volunteers to take part in it.
So on Sunday afternoon, we are going to do it. We’ll all be interviewed, and a documentary will be made for the radio. When it airs I will share it here with you all.
I am so excited! This is a great opportunity!
Its also a great opportunity to get the work of friendly call out there, and show off our great service!
I’m listening to the radio. I’m listening to a talk show, from earlier in the week, I think its last friday. A mother is on talking about her 12 year old daughter and her friend, who were almost abducted on their way home from school a few days ago.
It is so scary! 5 foreign guys in their 20’s, and one guy in his 40’s approached them, the guys were in a car, and they beckoned the girls to get in. The girls knew not to, but they panicked, and luckily another man in a van came along and blocked the car and allowed the girls time to run off into a nearby store.
God knows what would have happened if he hadnt come along! The girls may have been seriously hurt, or even killed!
Whats the world coming to? Kids cant even walk a short distance home from school nowadays! Everywhere is so unsafe, nothing and no one is safe these days.
I really shouldnt be listening to such things before bed. Now I definitely wont sleep thinking about this.
So here are 2 photos from yesterday. These are of us getting presented with the cheque for friendly call. I hope you like them. I am in these photos probably not looking at the camera though…
So the storm is almost here! The news said by midnight the winds would be really strong and there would be a massive amount of rainfall!
I am so glad to be at mom and dads house!
I think its gonna be a looong night!
I am safe though and thats what matters!
I hope there wont be too much damage from the storm. Today the sun was shining, it was 21 degrees C here! So the calm really did come before the storm!
Anyway, I’m sure the howling winds will keep me up, so I will prepare for a night of little to no sleep!
How are the storms in the USA now?
Spain had a massive one too and 8 people died in it!
I hope nobody dies in our storm!