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Sunday 31st May

24 Hours to departure...

...well folks, here we are again; the Year 6 residential trip to the Isle of Wight is almost upon us and, in timely fashion, the weather has decided to throw the proverbial giant spanner into the works. In this case, the giant spanner happens to be the threat of high winds and rain on Tuesday, particularly in the morning. This certainly poses a problem with regards to the planned festivities shuffling up the side of The Matterhorn and scrambling across Half Dome at Sandown Rocks...Mrs Capindale will certainly have her expert belaying skills put to the test if that goes ahead. Following her informed professorial explanations of the behaviour patterns of cows during inclement weather, disclosed on the trip in 2014, I feel it is once again time for Mrs Capindale to get the weather lowdown from the Isle of Wight cows in the know...rain and high winds are unwelcome guests on a Year 6 residential trip as is the enforced presence of a rain jacket on the top of my bag. Let's hope it stays there and is not pressed into action on the top of my body!

Regardless of how the weather actually turns out on Tuesday, we are safe in the knowledge that Mrs Holt will have a plan B,as cunning as a very cunning fox who has graduated from the University of Cunning,up her sleeve and all will be fine. Whatever happens, I will be on hand to capture the quotes and the action for you all to follow right here on the official blog page. Ok, ever the optimist,I'm now off to the PE shed to collect some sports equipment for us to enjoy playing with on the sun-kissed golden Sandown sand...and to find some giant golf umbrellas...ever the optimist but always the realist.

See you all soon when the real fun will truly start :-)

The Blog Bloke