Sundaes at Walsingham

Sundaes at Walsingham

It's day one at the Pilgrimage

MondayPosted by The Sundaes Mon, August 01, 2016 16:33:42

Today the Sundaes travelled by mini bus to Walsingham, we had lovely weather on the drive up and now as I write this, it has turned slightly chilly with some cloud in the sky but no rain yet.

When we got on to our camp site we found out our tent had popped when Mary, Sarah and Aileen had been pumping it up. So we had to do some last minute surgery on the tent by making a prosthetic tent leg. Sophia then broke her chair and we had to screw the screw back into the chair leg.

So a few things we have done today are, we visited the café and we got our fetching dark navy blue t–shirts for this year, we have signed up for some of the activities this year so look forward to hearing about those on Wednesday, we have also got our slot for the night walk 10:50 - 11 on one night so we are looking forward to that. We have the same pitch as last year but they have changed the layout a bit. This year all the sections are named after angels and the café has ironically been turned into a Pokéstop with Pokémon all around it.

Leaders meeting and opening liturgy tonight followed by a barbeque and disco this evening. Sarah, Mary and Aileen are currently cooking dinner for us, whilst we are having a mini karaoke session.

One thing we have learnt is never come camping without duct tape. Also the boys from Chichester have invaded our campsite whilst playing football.

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Getting ReadyPosted by The Sundaes Tue, July 26, 2016 19:55:30

Today we met up to get up to speed with the final preparations for our pilgrimage. Lillian, Katie and Abbie were missing which was a shame.

We reminisced about last year and wondered where our camping area would be this year. We liked not being too near the toilets, but near enough. We liked to be near the water cow, but not too near! We learnt last year if you don’t occupy your pitch ‘boys’ will take it over and play football. We are wise to many things now having joined the pilgrimage before!

We intend to rush along to the café very soon after arrival and sign up for the singing and dancing workshops that we were too scared to do last year! We are going to be big and brave and try to embrace all the experiences offered to us!

This year we are glamping! We have very posh tents (which we hope are water proof), we have tables to prepare food and eat off, and we also have the kitchen sink! We are still going to be travelling light, with a 2 bag limit per person-a challenge for some more than others!

Packing is an interesting thing, Rebecca has already packed her bag, some have done the pre packing washing and others have done nothing at all! Some people own two toothbrushes! We shall see who has forgotten their jimjams on the first night!

We discussed food; bacon seemed to be mentioned a lot! Everybody seems to like bacon! We also talked about the code of conduct, Aileen's shirts!, Communion at Walsingham, the Barefoot Holy Mile walk, The Walsingham Legend (we couldn't remember it) and Godparents.

Aileen, Mary and Sarah feel last year was a training exercise, this year the Sundaes will have everything in hand and they can relax and enjoy….

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