Our first full day in Scarborough was a nice quiet relaxing one. We attended the 10am Mass at St Joseph's and the 11.30am Mass at St Peter's. It was Ben and Alfonso's turn to introduce SPES to the parishioners and explain a little about what we do (sorry no pictures to prove this due to beautiful Paschal candles being in the way). We have been made to feel very welcome here in the Parish. After the Mass at St Peter's we joined some of the parishioners in the Parish Centre for tea and coffee. It was lovely to have the chance to speak to some of the parishioners, who were all very nice to us.
We were then picked up and whisked off to an absolutely fantastic lunch with Jennie out at her sisters lovely caravan park. Fr William and Jennie's friend Mike joined us and it ended up being quite a long lunch with a lot of chatting. The rest of our afternoon was nice and relaxing also as we took a walk up through the town centre and down by the seafront, harbour, and castle with Fr William. We met Maisie when we were in town so she joined us for the rest of our walk and will hopefully be helping us out during the week as she has done in the past.
In the evening we had a lovely quiet Holy Hour in St Peter's before heading back to Jane and Hugh's house. We had a good evening with time to chill out, chat and have a lot of laughs together (and some tea and cake of course!). It looking like this is going to be quite a 'sweet' week! The boys will be happy especially our sweet toothed Ben, who even had cake for breakfast!