For some reason I spend ages keeping the software on this website up to date, but I never actually write anything on it. Perhaps it'll be useful one day.
For those not in the know, I've spent more or less the last month of my life in a tent, or various tents to be precise. The day after my final A-level exam I was whisked away to Norway to camp with some Scouts we made friends with in Iceland for a week, along with another week of sightseeing in Bergen, Farsund and Stavanger. I had an absolutely brilliant time, other than being travel sick in Bergen! English Scouts have something to learn from Norwegians, you can be sure.
After that, with only five days to recover, I spent a week with my own Scout group at Peak 2010 – about 4,000 people all camping in the Duke's garden at Chatsworth. Some of our Norwegian friends came to stay with us, and apparently it was the best camp they've ever been on!
I had to leave Peak early though, and with the few clean clothes I had left I headed over to Stafford for Soul Survivor A with the church youth group. Even though I was absolutely exhausted by this point I still had a brilliant time – definitely beneficial to my life, and we'll see what new avenues open up for exploration in the coming weeks and months in that department.
Now I am 'resting' at home again, although I have a pile of e-mails to act on and work on Friday and Saturday, so one can hardly call it proper rest. I also need to buy a new phone pretty soon, because my trusty K750i is starting to wear out a bit (I had to charge it twice in five days from leaving it in standby!), my iPod's been through the wash and my PDA keeps hard-resetting itself for no apparent reason. I've got my eye on a HTC Hero so I can keep my existing Pay and Go SIM card – even the iPhone 4 only gets 500MB internet on most contracts, so I'm sure it should be more than enough!
And next Tuesday? I'm off to serve on the stewarding team at Soul Survivor B down in Somerset. I'm really looking forward to this – perhaps it's a bit strange, but I'd much rather be part of a staff team helping out at an event than just someone sitting watching it. Plus, I get free entry and hot meals. It's win-win!
Anyway, enough dilly-dallying, I have 8 e-mails to follow up.