For the first time, An Saol had organised an update meeting on its day centre project. We had invited the families who we thought would be interested and there was even one we had never met before previously.

At the same time we had a Christmas get together with great cakes and biscuits as well as tea and coffee.

Für an afternoon, there was a sense of something finally about to happen. Something good.

A lot of work, a lot of patience, a lot of everybody pulling their shoulder against the wheel.