Saturday 31st May
The A1 at Newcastle was closed, we’ve been diverted. It’ll be closer to 1.30am we arrive home.
Friday 30th May
7.30 breakfast, hoping to leave Paris early and make good time getting home. We’ll update our progress whenever possible. The trippers will get in touch 30 mins from home so you know when to pick them up. Its been another amazing trip with an amazing bunch of mgs pupils. Its been hectic and everyone has been pushed to the limit both emotionally and physically but its been worth every second. Thank you to every tripper from the france staff 2014
Thursday 29th May
Parc Asterix done and dusted!! Everyone has had a great day, sun was out and screams could be heard for miles. The water rides were popular today, lots of soggy trippers. Packing has started as tomorrow is an early start so we can begin our journey home. Going out shortly for our last meal in Paris. I dont imagine we’ll have any problems getting everyone to bed tonight, its looking like the walking dead!
Wednesday 28th May
A very busy metro journey to the Arc de triomphe photo shoot. Zara shopping for the lads, sephora for the girls, Disney was also a popular choice. Then onto the Louvre for lunch. Finished our afternoon in the palace gardens. Now getting ready to go to the eiffel tower, weve managed to get tickets to go up.
Tuesday 27th May
The earliest morning so far, we were all up and organised to leave for Paris, made it to the the eiffel tower for luch. The french open tennis is on just now so we were able to sit and watch the action on the big screens under the tower. Then a quick stop and more souvenir shopping at monmatre. Checked into hotel, quick change then out for italian for dinner. Finished the night on the river cruise. No complaints tonight about going to bed, some were even begging to go to bed.
Monday 26th May
Started the day with a very emmotional time at the Bayeux British cemetry. Then we swam in the sea, built sand castles, buried Sarah in the sand at Omaha beach. After dinner we had a crepe making demo before the Scottish theme disco at night. A late night, tiredness is starting to set in.
Sunday 25th May
We could not be any prouder of this year’s trippers today, they conducted themselves with diginity and showed an understanding of the history of Normandy. We had some very emotional people but the whole group really came together and looked after each other. Everyone is now running about blowing off steam. Weatherwise its been lovely
Saturday 24th May
Bayeux Market this morning was pouring rain! Had to take shelter in the cathedral. Souvenir hunt has began. Spent the afternoon at Mont st Michel, rain came down again but we managed to find a dry place. Tonight is bbq and frogs and snail tasting. Weather has been brighter tonight so birthday cake for Katherine and a game of rounders.
Friday 23rd May
Thursday 22nd May
We leave at 10pm, meeting point is outside school gates.