We don’t call him smiley for nothing…
Hi there my name is Niall “what’s the craic”, I am from Ireland and I am the Smile of the week this week. For people who don’t know me, I’m the new Maintenance Manager of the Centre for a whole year. Yes , a manager for a whole year! I know, I’m surprised as well an Irish man let loose on a Scout Centre like KISC to run and maintain it to a high standard. They don’t know what they let themselves in for. /Joke./ Is it though?:D/
When you come over to this breathtaking place and you see something wrong or not working don’t be afraid to fill out a maintenance job sheet and put it on my desk! The other staff members have no problem filling them out and putting them on my desk especially on my days off and when I come in the next morning my desk is completely covered with them and near enough all of them are from the lovely House Manager (Ninna) and her glamorouse assistant (Racheal). Half of them are that a light bulb is not working and it may needs replaces as we say in Ireland “Its tough at the top level”.
What makes this place so special? Well, the views, skiing, guests, working with different Pinkies from all over the world. Also, experiencing other cultures, enjoying their company and having the craic with them on nights out and also during the day. But what makes this place special just for me? I grow up in Ireland all my life and I love the place from the bottom of my heart, but I needed to get my head refreshed taking a year out from full time work as a electrician and coming here has being the best decision I have made so far in my life. This is a brilliant opportunity to give something back that I hold dear and that is sharing the scouting experience that I have lived with all my life to the other Pinkies and also to the guest that come to stay with us. I call it Living the dream and that is why a wake up every morning with a smile on my face every day.
Just one more thing. When I was younger I was told you that you can do two things in this world: you could either sit there and cry about what has happened or you could laugh it off no matter how bad the day has gone, they don’t call me smiley for nothing…