We got up this morning with a collective feeling of 'this is the last day, lets make the most of it'. We trotted down to the usual delicious breakfast of, yes, you guessed it, Kippers (for Dominic Roberts), Full English or Eggs Benedict. This delicious breakfast was followed by a practice which was held at Saint Thomas's Church which included an interval where we could visit Pickwick's and stock up on sweets! After our practice we were permitted an hours free time where we could either choose to go into Douglas town centre, go to the beach or simply relax in the hotel. A delicious lunch was next - fish and chips followed by ice cream. Yum! After lunch all the boys were whisked off to Peel beach. Once onto the beach, the boys fought an advancing tide, ate ice cream and played a football match which ended 2-1. Sandy, sweaty and a little tired we set out to Saint Matthew's for another hours practice which, when we left, left us feeling confident about the service in the evening. Upon our return we quickly showered and smartened up into church clothes and arrived downstairs for dinner - Starter: Chicken Skewers, stuffed tomatoes or soup, Main: Whiting and mint sauce or chicken and mushroom pie, Pudding: Apple pie and cream or ice cream. Tummies full we left the Hydro and headed for Saint Mathew's. The service in the high Anglo-Catholic Church was brilliant even though the incense caused some of us to have hoarse voices. In this service we witnessed excellent readings from Lachlan W and Harry J, and moving prayers read by Thomas W. We also heard James B sing his first solo which was perfect - well done James! On our return to the hotel we had a quick supper and were then told to pack our bags ready for our journey home tomorrow. We are all looking forward to seeing our parents after an amazing week.
Thank you to the staff and boys for making this week so fantastic.
Thanks for keeping up and reading our blog.
Maximilian Cross and Dominic Tapper