Monthly Archives: July 2010

Saturday – farewells

31st July 2010 by Buff

Following our final big boy breakfast which now also included hash browns, we began the process of site clearance – our flags came down, the bunting was put away, the pioneering sleeping platform was disassembled and rooms were cleaned. We … Continue reading

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Friday – Oxford, ariel bombardment and a Trevethin Hoover!

31st July 2010 by Buff

What a great day! The Fun and Monk busses were loaded and we sprinted for the open road as Oxford and a “shopping trip” was calling. Maps were dished out and Explorers were seen counting their money and disappearing into … Continue reading

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Friday – Our trip to Oxford

30th July 2010 by FreeSpirit ESU

Today (Friday) we got woken up by the crashing of two pans by Buff – we weren’t pleased!. For breakfast we ate pancakes and waffles, then the race against time to set off to oxford for the day had started. … Continue reading

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Thursday / Friday – Captains Blog Revisited (which has got to better than captains breakfast revisited….)

30th July 2010 by Bomb Squad

So what’s been happening in camp land (not Graham Norton dudes!)? Thursday started with the Explorers team building (are these guys not teamy??), well they certainly seemed to be happy and having fun and not too noisy (tiredness is gonna … Continue reading

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Thursday – Zipwire, Go Karting and a Welsh Rugby win!

29th July 2010 by FreeSpirit ESU

Today we started of activities with team building and the zip wire. After we had done those activities we headed back for lunch. After lunch we had go-carting which red team had won. After tea some of the unit had … Continue reading

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Wednesday Evening – Dance Off, Profiteroles and an 18th Birthday

28th July 2010 by FreeSpirit ESU

As I’m sure you know Wednesday was Eloise’s 18th and to celebrate it, the Unit had several surprises for her. We decided to put some pink banners around the hall (as we all know that pink is Eloise’s favourite colour…not!). … Continue reading

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Wednesday evening – Wood Badge and recruits

28th July 2010 by Buff

The Unit managed to secure the private function wing of the nearby Beefeater restaurant and come 6pm we were all safely ensconced in our seats eating a good selection of good British grub. The staff had hung balloons over Eloise’s … Continue reading

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Bomb Squad Blog (Wednesday AM)

28th July 2010 by Bomb Squad

Hi Folks smee again! This afternoon we tried the new phenomenon they call Geocaching.  NOTE – this is not giro cashing or some cyber bank robbery.  It is the art of typing global longitudinal and lateral co-ordinates into a hand … Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning – Snipers and Arrows

28th July 2010 by Buff

Wednesday started, as usual, with a FreeSpirit healthy, low calorie breakfast (3 sausage, 3 bacon, double egg, baked beans, black pudding, mushrooms, toast) and then moved swiftly into “death by pellet or arrow”. The Unit was split into two groups … Continue reading

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Tuesday Evening – Burgers, scarey aliens and an old git!

28th July 2010 by Buff

Our tired and yet still intrepid Explorers arrived home from Chessington a little later than planned and immediately started to prepare a teenagers favourite dinner – burgers and chips (with some rather healthy looking salad stuff on the side!). Three … Continue reading

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