Sorry that I’ve been a little bit silent this week (you may secretly be happy about it). I’ve actually been away, which is what this post is about!
So this weekend, I went away for the first time with my church to Newquay! It was the most amazing weekend, I had such a fabulous time and despite it being a very eventful and busy schedule, I feel peaceful and recharged from it.
A lot of you reading this won’t know about my faith or what I believe in, so I thought I’d tie it in a little bit with this post, as it seems fitting.
I am a Christian (please don’t stop reading here!!), and in the past, this was something I didn’t feel comfortable sharing with people. So it feels really good to be able to write to you about it today. I think when I was younger, I used to care too much what people thought, and if I’m honest, I still battle with other people’s opinions, but I’m learning to be confident in myself.
I’ll keep my story short and simple. Basically, like anybody else, I make mistakes and I mess up. The thing (thing?) that gets me through this is Jesus and my relationship with him. I don’t know what you think about all this, but I believe that he died to because it was the only way to save us from our sins (a lifelong battle) so that’s why I owe it to him to give my life to him.
That’s enough of the background stuff for now (if you want to talk about it, please do send me a message).
I’ll move onto the details about the weekend itself!
We stayed in a hotel in Newquay in Cornwall, called Esplanage (I think!?). It overlooks Fistral Beach which is absolutely GORGEOUS. I went there last year with my Mum and was so glad to be able to go back! I had some lovely walks across the beach and people were actually surfing… I wish I had their bravery!
Have any of you been surfing before? I went in the summer last year and loved it! Can’t wait to go again.
Aside from the lovely location, I was so happy with the hotel. So often you go away and take a hit on the bed. I don’t know if it was because I was exhausted or not, but I actually slept so well! The beds were so comfortable which was a huge bonus! The food was also nice, they had to serve about 200 of us, so coped well!
Overall I had such a lovely trip. It was so nice to spend the time with friends and get to know acquaintances better. I’ve discovered that I’m absolutely TERRIBLE at quizzes, so I warn you… don’t pick me for your team 😂. If you’re like me and no good at history or politics, you can usually expect to do okay on the music round. I don’t think I got more than 3 of the questions on that either! Oh well, surely there’s something else I’m half decent at?
What did you get up to this weekend? I want to hear all about it!
All the best,
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