I have often wondered how I would cope in a real emergency, in a situation where people depend on me.
On Friday I found out what it was like.
The situation was grim, there were many hurdles to overcome and this was compounded with exhaustion and hunger!
By Saturday morning I had to step up to the plate as the Americans would say. I have to admit there were nerves (after all that is natural) but knowing that people depend on you really helps with that.
I survived and so did those in my care. In the end I actually enjoyed it (in an odd sort of way).
If you are reading this and you were one of the young people in my care I can honestly say it was a pleasure.