The best thing about the residential we went on with six young people in August? Recognising my irrelevance!
Not only was it a gargantuan achievement to pull the whole thing off, but it was in totally safe hands.
Just before we were all due to leave, I learnt that my stepbrother was in the UK for one night only! I really wanted to see him so gently asked if I could settle them in on the Friday evening and then leave them to it for the night. I didn’t expect the team to bite my hand off quite so readily.
The following day I turned up and it was like being late to – well, to a residential. Everyone had forged friendships without me and I was irrelevant.
It took me a little while to go from feeling slightly put out to sanguine, proud and relaxed that my team ‘got this’.
Whatever achievements I may or may not have had, this felt like a big one.