The fourth day of our adventurous life here started with the seagulls waking us up early, and oh, how early it was. Despite this, we had a lovely breakfast which consisted of the same gobblygoosh, which was actually quite good. Once we were done with that, we trekked on to the beautiful cathedral green. The rehearsal today was short but very productive. It was shortened because we got to go on a tour of the cathedral. We learned many fascinating facts about the Cathedral’s history, which dates back to the 12th century. The most interesting part was when the head verger brought out the bible that was given to the cathedral by King Henry VIII when he demanded that each church in England had a bible written in English. He said that we were some of the few people that were ever allowed to see the bible up close like that!
After the tour of the cathedral, we had about an hour and a half of free time to spend. Some of the girls went shopping while the boys (now nicknamed “the lads”) went to Tesco’s, probably to buy more chocolate! After that, we had another rehearsal, in which we got to sing through three different psalms ten times. Despite common belief, psalms are actually very fun to sing.
Anyway, after another evensong (which went well, by the way) we ate a fabulous dinner which consisted of more gobblygoosh (we say gobblygoosh because we are never told what we are eating, but it’s always very delicious).
Things got really exciting after dinner when we went on a ghost tour of Bristol! We got to explore some of the oldest pubs and theaters in the area. It was so scary…I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to sleep tonight! The amazing culture, history, and people of Bristol knocked our socks off. Honestly, I think I lost a pair of my socks…
Although the ghost tour was wonderful, the true highlight of the day was when a stray seagull left a gift all over the clothes and hair of Amaia, Harry, Mitch, and William…It was pretty funny.
Overall, we had yet another lovely day in the historic city of Bristol. We learned so much about ghost stories, old bibles, and how you should never upset a wild seagull.
We hope you are all enjoying your summers back at home!
Maddy and Ian