This year our youth and family camp at Fraisthorpe has been enjoying good weather most days but today it is raining. Having been busy for the last few days I decided it was time to get off the field for break before I get cabin fever.
Next year the Elim camp will be at a new site and there will be more interesting places to visit nearby offsite. At Fraisthorpe Camp it has usually been a choice of Bridlington or the shopping outlet at Hornsey. I have had enough of Brid, which I never liked much, and I have now overdosed.
I went there today in the rain. A memory that will stay with me is the repeated scene as I walked by, the sight of retired people in the many down-market cafes looking out into the gray skies. Their thoughts seemed to be written on their faces, “Is there life? No, not in Brid!”