Walking through the village early in the morning with Bing (the four legged one!) we were met with the unusual sight of a guy approaching us from a distance wearing a white chefs uniform complete with black apron and dragging behind him a big suitcase on wheels and carrying a heavy shoulder bag. We quietly wonder what this guys story is.
Getting closer to the lost chef we make eye contact, nod and greet .. “Good morning”
“Excuse me mate, do you know where the Westfield B&B is?” – He was quite a tall young lad with an English accent.
We had no idea where it was but just had to help him – a quick Google search on the smart phone and a minute later we find the B&B on-line and then call for directions.
In between the Google search and the phone call the young guy explains to us that he is a trainee chef from Sheffield and had just completed his first shift in his new job in a nearby hotel.
He had been booked into the B&B by the hotel if he could just find it!
The poor guy looked lost, lonely and totally out of sorts.
It turns out he had dragged his heavy bags in the wrong direction from the B&B, but it didn’t matter as the B&B landlady informs us that there was a cancellation by a guest of the hotel where he was working and he needed to head back and stay there instead.
He politely thanked us for the help, crossed the road and started slowly making his way back to the hotel.
Working away from home – it is a long and lonely journey ..
To the lost chef from Sheffield, all the other young people looking for work away from home, our sons and our daughters – take care out there, wherever your journey takes you..
Life’s great adventure ..