On Friday afternoon everyone in the boarding house was exceptionally proud of Penelope who, along with the rest of her form, 4L, gave up their time to volunteer as bag packers in Tesco, raising lots of money for Cornwall Hospice Care in the process – well done Penelope! You can see a photo of Penelope here. After all that selflessness on Penelope’s part, the rest of house indulged in a bit of ‘me’ time on Friday evening, congregating in the lounge to watch a film in their ‘onesies’, accompanied by several rounds of toast with chocolate spread, and toast with peanut butter. It’s lovely to have Hannah in the house for a couple of weekends, and needless to say she was one of the ‘onesie’ brigade!
It’s everything in balance here in Malvern though, so when Saturday dawned bright and sunny lots of the girls pulled on their gym clothes and spent the morning in the sports centre working up a sweat. In the afternoon there was time for shopping (this is also a form of exercise when you take it as seriously as our girls do!), prep and an afternoon nap or two. In the evening, we powered up the Nintendo Wii, firstly for a bit of competitive dancing as Crystal showed us all how it’s done, and then for some Mario Kart, where Emily powered into pole position.
On Sunday we enjoyed a lie in and a tasty brunch to set us up for some closely fought ten pin bowling games. All three houses bowled together, which meant that Eliska could show up all of the boys by beating them easily, and Veronica could demonstrate the skill of bowling while never taking your eyes off your mobile phone to as large an audience as possible! After dinner we all settled down to complete the last remaining bits of prep, tidy our rooms, and prepare ourselves for the week ahead.