We played Boccia in the Hall, as well as our usual conversation and cups of tea or coffee in the John Wesley Room.
Kelly’s brother, Lee, who has been running Discos for Oxford Phab for many years (as well as much other support), brought in the video of his wedding for us to watch.
Some of us also played hockey in the Hall.
Another exciting night of Bowling, including this exciting strike on the last bowl, which did not quite allow Tom to steal victory from Chris
On Sunday morning the day started bright and early and, not quite so early, we made our way to the Climbing Wall and High Ropes.
The instructors are very good, and rope in anyone in the area not actually climbing to hold the rope, which means they know were everybody is, but also means there are fewer pictures.
Finally it was time to have some lunch, check the chalets, load up and go home.
Our little convoy set off for Poole, where we found somewhere to park near the Quay.
Both groups met up to eat our sandwiches on the Quay, and then the afternoon boat party set off for our nautical adventure !
We all enjoyed our trip.
They even laid on a Optimist Dingy race for us !
Finally we had to return to rejoin the other group.
We all dined on fish and chips
and had our traditional group photograph on the Quay
Can you spot the difference ?
Finally we returned to Avon Tyrrell to eat cake, chat and play games.
So many people (24) went this year that we used 5 cars. as well as our trusty minibus.
The weather was lovely, so the journey was dreadful ! As well as the normal attraction of a day at the seaside the Bournemouth Air Festival was in progress. Since its formation in 2009 the festival claims to have entertained over nine-million people, and they were all on the roads between Oxford and Avon Tyrrell that day !
We arrived, only a little late for the Archery session we had booked, hastily ate our sandwiches and unleashed our inner toxopholite (shoot arrows in the general direction of the target).
After archery we unloaded our luggage, and our valiant kitchen team cooked the choices we had selected of spaghetti bolognaise, pasta carbonara, or a vegetarian pasta option.
Another keen group of forest foragers had been gathering wood and pine cones, and we had another campfire in the fire pit next to the cabin.
We also had cherry tomatoes and baby sweetcorn as a vegetarian option, but delicious for everybody.
Although the weather started hot, as it had been for many weeks of uninterrupted sunshine, shortly after we started to eat our delicious burgers, it started to rain.
The rain was much heavier than last year, when we had to shelter from showers, and we abandoned the gazebos, and retreated indoors, filling Simon and Sarah’s flat to capacity. The chefs soldiered on under difficult conditions, and we enjoyed our meals, in rather cosy conditions.
Wesley Memorial Church members held a Garden Party, with donations going to Oxford Phab.
This was a delightful opportunity for church and Phab members to mingle and enjoy each others company, as well as cakes and scones made by church members.