Well not really because fate is what happens. I do believe in connections though.
So let me tell you a story. Who would have thought that a chance 15 to 20 minute meeting last year in Ethiopia with Julia Albu, the 80 year old lady (Now 81) who was driving to London would have such an impact on me!
Well plan A was me to drive my Citroen Saxo to Cape Town however the opportunity arose for a dual kindness for me and Julia who is recovering at home now in Cape Town.
So plan B has now commenced. It’s also saved me a lot of time, bureaucracy and money as I have offered to drive Julia’s car, the 21 year old Toyota she loves and calls Tracy back to Cape Town.
It’s been all systems go for 2 days. As well as meeting the wonderful Red Cross Team in Thessalonika who gave me a great welcome. They are twinned with Birmingham and have had many staff exchanges so it was a surprise for me that they knew I was coming! They do a great job and have wonderful volunteers most of whom were asylum seekers.
Just some of the wonderful Red Cross staff at Thessalonika.
Iranian sisters and their daughter who all appear on a Kindness video later
My new hostel for a week. 15 Euros a night but only a 2 bed and been on my own so far. Spotlessly clean and comfortable and great location.
Two lovely Greek Police. I’m now on the hunt for somewhere to leave my car parked up for about 4 months!! They have given me some ideas but need it sorted by next Monday when I fly to Alexandria in Egypt and the real adventure starts. 🤣😂😎