Nigel Devine - Owner, Orbis Support Ltd.
Orbis Support provides supported living for disabled adults with learning disabilities who wish to live in their own home. Their work supports people to live and be part of their community, playing an active and positive role supported by well trained, well paid, and well supported staff.
His company has provided the main sponsorship of the upcoming “Christmas at the Cathedral” concert in Newcastle, which will benefit the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Here he tells us about his weekends…
Do you ever have to work weekends?
Yes, but less frequently now though. I have a great team behind me meaning I can spend more time at weekends doing what I like doing.
Are most weekends the same?
Each weekend is very different. I do a lot with the family. My young grandsons like football and travelling on the Metro and when I can combine both it’s great. I particularly enjoy visiting the Tynemouth Market, go out eating , and watching football. I always love the weekends.
Do you find it hard to switch off?
Yes I hardly ever switch off, from the moment I get up to the time my head hits the pillow.
What do you do at a weekend which you can’t fit in through the week?
It’s all about family. I enjoy eating meals with family and spending valuable quality time with the grandkids.
Morning exercise or a recovery lie in?
I usually get up around 5am and I walk along the beach. My Facebook photos of the sunrise are getting a lot of fans.
Big night out or a night in the house?
I gave up drinking 18 months ago but I still go out and enjoy a good social life. I’m particularly looking forward to the Christmas at the Cathedral event in Newcastle on 14th December. I have attended the ‘Christmas at the Cathedral’ concert for the past five years and have grown to love the event and the people associated with it. The combination of the beautiful cathedral setting, and the holiday spirit makes it truly special. It’s a time when people come together to celebrate and give back to those in need. I am honoured to be a part of it and contribute in any way I can.
Do you watch or play sport at a weekend?
I do, I watch one of my grandsons play football on a Saturday and I’m either at the match or watching the Toon on TV.
Where do you like to eat out at a weekend?
I love the Low Lights Tavern in North Shields for its pies, I also love St Vincent’s in town, amazing food.
What’s the best thing about weekends?
I just love that there is so much to do, family, football, friends, food and walking along the beach of course.
Of a weekend, you’ll usually find me most happy..?
Watching the sunrise and watching the Toon win!
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