Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 10:49am
Day 5 Tuesday
Just set off in the mini buses from Manchester Airport so we will hopefully be back by 11.30 ish.
We are on the ground at Manchester . See you all soon.
All safely onboard the aircraft with a scheduled departure time. See you soon.
Well after everything running like clockwork all week the final hurdle proved quite difficult as our transfer bus didn't turn up ( well it did but the hotel concierge sent another group on it by mistake). After a few frantic phone calls we managed to get a fleet of taxis to bring us to the airport. We are all now checked in, through security and are tucking into our pre flight snacks. The flight is scheduled to be on time so fingers crossed we will see you around midnight at school.
Please respect the neighbours and leave enough room to allow our 2 mini buses to get through to the car park.
Those of us who chose to spend the morning at the pool have had a fantastic time. We have now retreated to the poolside cafe/bar for our lunch and some shade.
More waterfun later.
So our final day is upon us, sorry to tell you that we had a vote and it was a unanimous choice that the children want to stay!
We have 2 activities today, 1 group have chosen to go into the Ferrari Land area of Portaventura to sample the high adrenaline rides and shows and the remainder have chosen a lazy day by the pool with its artificial golden sandy beach and palm trees for a day of r and r before we leave for the airport this evening.
Please make sure you have plenty of washing powder on standby !
Day 4 Monday.
So one of our teachers (no names but she is in charge here) has excelled at a game of skill and has won Nemo. Now as you can see from the picture he is more of a whale than a clown fish so he will need to take up a seat on the aeroplane tomorrow. We will have a staff meeting later to decide who to leave behind for their seat ! (believe me there are a number of serious contenders ! - only joking the children have been great.)
The staff are footsore and weary but the children are still keen as ever.
We have arrived at Poruventura theme park for our day or rides and shows, we are here until the finale show when the sun goes down.
Day 3 Sunday
Made it back to the campsite safe and sound. Just having dinner before going back to our chalets for a well earned sleep. Night night.
Well a very successful shopping trip over, the Spanish economy has been boosted and we have now retreated to a tapas bar for a snack and drink.
We have completed our tour of the FC Barcelona stadium (for those of us who wanted to). It is now hot,hot, hot (33 degrees) and so we are all drinking plenty of water to keep ourselves hydrated. Off for some retail therapy now (at least the shops have decent a/c).
We arrived in Barcelona spot on time and have spent an hour having a look in the famous Jean Miro art gallery. The children had some very interesting interpretations of the artwork ! Staff were approached by some American visitors who complemented us on the childrens exemplary behaviour and interest in the art.
We are up early this morning for our full on day in Barcelona. Getting some of the children out of bed so early was a bit of a task though !
Day 2 , Saturday.
This afternoon we have spent in the pool (and we mean all afternoon IN the pool !). Now back at the chalets and all showered and changed. We have 22 lovely clean children but slightly wrinkly children. We are now just chillaxin' and waiting for the sun to go down before dinner.
A fantastic morning on the beach and playing in the waves. It's lunchtime now so back to the restaurant.
Our first night went really well, and we enjoyed breakfast al-fresco. We are suncreamed up and are just kitting ourselves up for a day on the beach and in the pool.
The weather is beautiful.
Day 1 went like clockwork, our journey was seamless and the flight was smooth and on time. The chalets are really clean and tidy and we have 1 adult per chalet looking after 3 or 4 children each.
The restaraunt is really nice and the children were really well behaved. Most of them are fast asleep on bed now as it was a tiring day. Our alarm is set for 08.00 in the morning and we have a full day of fun in the sunnplanned for tomorrow.
FRIDAY 9.20 P.M. We have just had our first meal. Sorry to tell you bit the consensus is that "this pasta is well good. Much better than my mums !" And to prove a point we are now on thirds !
We are just checking into the campsite. It looks fabulous.
Landed safe and sound at Reus. A really smooth flight. The sun is shining and the palm trees are swaying in the breeze.
And we made it onboard the aircraft and are just about to leave, signing off until we reach Spain.
Taxi for SJSM.
We made it through check in and security, we are just waiting to board the aircraft.
Check in is open !