Give a girl a sofa, snacks and the right companions and the conversation will venture into realms you’d never have anticipated!
The Snug has been running at Loreto for three weeks and in that time the chat has covered everything from the profound to the mundane to the downright ridiculous. We’ve hotly debated the virtues of chocolate vs. crisps vs. popcorn and discussed whether mountains are better than the beach. We’ve wondered about extreme acts of forgiveness and shared advice on how to armour oneself against jellyfish. The students taught me what happens at a Catholic mass and I taught them the difference between a waffle brain and a spaghetti brain. We’ve talked exams, friendships, romance, religion and cake. Somehow, in the midst of all that, we’ve found time to consume many kilograms of biscuits.
The room is feeling truly cosy now and several girls have asked where the decor has come from. They were genuinely touched when I explained how many people wanted to help make The Snug a welcoming place for them.
Thank you to everyone who has donated items or supported Step’s work in Loreto in other ways - the love and generosity you’ve demonstrated to these young people is already having an impact.