When the weather is this good you would have to be crazy to not make the most of it, and our boys certainly did this weekend.
On Friday evening everybody had the night off to relax, play in the games room or use the sports facilities up at the SBA.
On Saturday some of our boys headed out to make the most of the weather – with Charlie, Mattis, Constantin and Matthias all choosing to get a taxi to Perranporth on the north coast for a surf lesson which they thoroughly enjoyed and hope do to again.
Meanwhile Alex set out early on Saturday morning on his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze expedition around Trevose Head and the Padstow area on the north coast. He arrived back tired after a hot walk this evening having enjoyed the experience (unlike many of his peers, he managed to pitch his tent before the rain set in and was safe and dry inside by the time it arrived.
In the evening, we belatedly celebrated Max’s birthday by eating cake following our habitual Saturday night pizza feast. After all sharing in Max’s celebration, we all settled down to a ‘full house’ game of poker – this lasted right up to bedtime, with Charlie proving that first time luck certainly exists and sweeping the table. He then proved what a good chap he is by giving out gifts to all the people he had cleared out of chips – not before posing for a photo with his winnings.
On Sunday the entire boarding community (minus the poor people with important exams on the way) jumped into various modes of transport and reconvened in the picturesque seaside town of St. Ives on a glorious sunny afternoon. After all buying our Ice creams from the Moomaid of Zennor Ice cream shop, we were given free time. Our 3 Germans and 3 Hong Kong boys all went and decided to explore the food festival that was in progress on the beach, returning with assorted goodies to share. The rest of us made camp on Porthminster beach where we paddled in the sea and played cricket and rounders with Mr Kitto and the girls from Pentreve. We were there long enough for the steps that we came down on to be covered by the oncoming tide, requiring us to paddle to reach them.
There is nothing like a day in the sun on the beach to leave you all quite exhausted in the evening – an excellent pork roast supper has hopefully given us some energy to prepare for the coming week.
Mr P J Thomson