Last Friday, I rocked up to York University to go to the 46th Annual Samaritans Conference and hooked up with my friends from my branch, who were already up there.
We spent the rest of the weekend at plenaries and seminars, which were often thought-provoking and informative. It was also very nice to meet lots (about 1,100!) of other volunteers from all over the place and get a new perspective on a couple of things. The food, accomodation and booze were all very nice too!
We were sponsored by a tea company and ended up carrying almost 1,000 tea bags home with us. Unfortunately, our train home was cancelled and we lost our seats meaning we had to stand from York to London, although we made camp on the floor with some good cheer, occasioned by the presence of some very nice cakes from the Betty’s Tea Shop in York.