After finding out that the former Barony St. John Church & Hall buildings in Ardrossan was in North Ayrshire, I knew that I had to contact Deirdre Oakley.
You see, I trained Deirdre and a small team of women from North Ayrshire back in 2003 or 2004 (they went on to become North Ayrshire’s Personal Safety & Self Defence Team) so if anyone knew where Ardrossan was and more importantly, where the Barony St. John was it was Deirdre.
Now remember I said I believe in omens? Well here’s another one for you – imagine my surprise when Deirdre said not only did she know the church – but that she LIVED in Ardrossan …. and so did a couple of others from her original Team.
Now I could move to a new area, a short distance from Glasgow, with a huge hall, near to the people who need us – and I would have a couple of ready-trained local instructors on hand to help out.
Now tell me that’s not an omen!