It is great to have the house filled up again after what sounded like a lovely break for the boys. Many amazing trips were taken and Malik even managed to fly around the world!
Today saw the fourth annual Bolton House Penguin Swim. The event is a spin off of the well known Polar Bear Swim that is considered to be a way to cleanse the body at the start of a new year. Bolton adopted the “Penguin” Swim as a wonderful way for the Bolton Brothers to bond after the break, and with this year’s theme of brotherhood, the event is a great fit. Today’s event saw six intrepid brothers: Ryan S., Alex, MudMee, Xavier, Matt, and Toby, able to outlast all others. We also saw for the first time, every single guy get in the water, even if it was just a dip of the feet. As per tradition, there was hot chocolate and timbits waiting to help warm everyone up post swim. Well done boys!
As is also tradition, there was pizza in the common room as a little penguin swim celebration. Fabi was particularly excited about the post Penguin Swim pizza party!
So excited in fact, that Fabi and Flavius treated us to a little concert.
There was a thrilling new addition to the common room this weekend. After a broken net kept the ping pong table off the pool table for a while, it was time to bring it back. To the joy of many of the guys, it is now fully up and running.
Bolton welcomed a new brother to the fold this week. Hugo joined our crew and is rooming with Minh. Hugo is from Hong Kong and his kind gentle demeanor is already fitting in well.
Malik worked his magic to create a DNA structure out of candy. It was the tastiest DNA strand he has every eaten.
There is a lot of great energy in the house right now and with snow in the forecast there is also some excited anticipation. Stay tuned!