TERM 1 WEEK 6
9th-11th November 2018 – THE Domestic Tour 2018
For those of you living under a rock, week six was dominated by Dom tour. 43 members (I say members loosely - George Smith Lomas) descended onto the seaside village of Abersoch, North Wales. The location was sublime with 2 large beaches, a small harbour containing no notable objects, a Jack Wills and of course a Spar and Londis.
This tour was like none before – the expensive, clapped out, dodgy coach was replaced with 2 dodgy clapped out campus shuttle buses. Andy Berry and Connor Horn led the club arriving at 5pm warming the house up and starting the party. Jamie Moss was the next to arrive narrowly beating yours truly by two minutes. Still we got an Asda shop in with dark fruits at £23 for 30 cans.
After one of the most comfortable journeys, the next stop was obviously the fish and chip shop, followed by hours of circle. There was an alternate room featuring Grease and Aladdin, but the main action took place in Alex Reed and Ryan Argent’s bedroom courtesy of Milan Reid and Ollie Heath.
The next day was like any other – brunch in the house / café – football on the beach and day drinks for some. From 4PM onwards, head chef Clement lovingly prepared the tour meal. A new feature for Dom tour with a four-course meal crafted and served for all 43 people. Huge shout out to the salad / pizza preparers Dan Willey and Ollie Heath. Arjun demonstrated his pure lack of table manners and common decency by flapping his arms like he was James Kraven in a Toys R Us Store every time more food was presented. Next time just starve.
After dinner it was time for The Tour Awards featuring Roger Damien. Awards ranged from rogue on tour, to wish they’d never learnt to swim, and of course the award for ambiguous ethics. Flake pints were awarded to anyone who could drive but didn’t, and Jake Fallon won a new nickname.
Finally, more antics and drinking continued. James Kraven performed a very emotional 'All In White' featuring kitchen knives, and everyone got to try out Tommy and Grace’s bed. The next day about 20 of us had breakfast in Zinc and then proceeded to clear the crap out of the house. En route back, we stopped by an edgy lake and got a semi ok photo and then went to a KFC closed for refurbishment. All vans were returned and myself and Jamie Moss were back in Leam for 9PM.
There were no controversies or fall outs, and the tour was total unequivocal success for those who enjoyed it. Huge shout outs go to big helpers for the weekend:
Clement – Everyone buy him a drink next time you’re out with him as he did not have a relaxing Saturday.
Jamie Moss – Took the minibus assessment and was the first one out and last one in. A Stirling effort that one bottle of Southern comfort could not cover. Everyone must buy him a drink when you’re next out with him. Without him tour would have been £80+.
Lewis – Cleaned the whole kitchen and rose to the plate when certain challenges arose.
Will post when T Shirts are in and keep your ears posted RE international tour.