Morning Routine

Trumpkin’s Note – August 31st

Good Morning Campers, The story of the Silver Chair is based around a tragic event, when Rilian’s mother dies from a serpent bite.  This tragedy affects everybody who knew her, and the whole kingdom mourns her loss. In the book, there is much talk about vengeance, with Rillian and others

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Trumpkin’s Note – August 30th

Good Morning Campers, Jill and Eustace didn’t succeed in their journey alone: they had lots of help. Friends like Glimfeather, Puddleglum, Rillian and even Aslan the lion helped them along their way, and they never could have succeeded without their support. Almost anything that we are proud of in life

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Trumpkin’s Note – August 29th

Good Morning Campers, This morning, I came down from my home deep in the woods and found that the land of Narnia was staying home, and staying safe.  I miss you all! However, just because we are staying home, does not mean that we are not still Narnians, and Narnians

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Trumpkin’s Note – August 28th

Good Morning Campers, The other day, I went with some of the LIPs to help clear out blackberries from a local field.  They didn’t see me (they were very focused on not getting scratched by the blackberry thorns), but I was there watching! It is always a real treat to

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Trumpkin’s Note – August 27

Good Morning Campers, I have been off at my retreat these last few days, sitting under the tree trunk and thinking.  I visited bluebell valley, and though it is quieter than usual this time of year, I am happy to report that the residents are still living well. It is

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Trumpkin’s Note – August 23rd

Good Morning Campers, Going on an adventures means trying new things.  I don’t know it for a fact, but I am quite sure that Jill and Eustace had never eaten Eels before, nor had they slept in a wigwam.  In order to complete Aslan’s quest, they had to get up

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Trumpkin’s Note – August 22

Good Morning Campers,At Jill and Eustace’s school, there were bullies who terrorized the other students. While every school has some bullies, this school was particularly bad because the teachers did nothing useful to help keep the other students safe from the bullies, and to help them to change their ways.Dealing

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Trumpkin’s Note – August 21st

Good Morning Campers, When Rilian was bewitched, he did many strange things.  He rode around silently in a suit of black armour.  He lived underground, and he believed many strange things about the witch who kept him captive. Even though much of his behaviour was strange, there was only one

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Trumpkin’s Note – August 20

Good Morning Campers, When their adventure was over, Jill and Eustace knew that it was time to go home.  Even though they had many wonderous adventures, and made many new friends, they were ready to go back to their school, their families and the place they left behind. One of

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Trumpkin’s Note August 19th

Good Morning Campers, When things got hard during her journey through Narnia, Jill often cried.  It happened at times that things were just too hard, or too overwhelming.  She cried when Eustace fell off the cliff and she found herself alone in a strange world, and she also cried when

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Trumpkin’s Note August 18th

Good Morning Campers, When Eustace got back into Narnia for the second time, many of the skills that he learned in his first visit came back to him.  Archery, sword fighting, but also leadership and understanding. Once we have learned something, it is always easy to re-learn it a second

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Trumpkin’s Note August 17th

Good Morning Campers, When Jill was in the giant’s castle, the nurse acted like she was being nice to her, bringing her toys and dolls.  However, the treatment didn’t make Jill feel happy because even though the giant was acting nice, she wasn’t listening to Jill or doing the things

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Trumpkin’s Note August 16

Good Morning Campers, When Jill, Puddleglum and Eustace traveled through the northern wastes, there were long days of nothing but baren landscapes, simple meals, and cold weather.  Each day blended into the last, and over time they lost track of their goals and started to only think about simple comforts.

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Trumpkin’s Note August 15

Good Morning Campers, At the end of their adventures, Puddleglum, Eustace and Jill arrived back in Narnia just on time for the Snow Dance.  The dance was a community tradition that included all the creatures of the Narnian forest, but not everybody participated in the same way. In the Snow

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Trumpkin’s Note August 14th

Good Morning Campers, When Eustace and Jill arrived in Narnia, they arrived at Cair Paravel, the great castle on the coast and seat of the queens and kings of Narnia.  Neither had ever been to the castle, and the last time any story went to that castle it had been

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Trumpkin’s Note August 13

Good Morning Campers, The Lady of the Green Kirtle cast a spell on Jill, Eustace, Rillian and Puddleglum to convince them that her dark, underground city was the only world that existed.  She talked around their thoughts until they started to believe there was no sun, no trees, no sky

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Trumpkin’s Note August 12th

Good Morning Campers, When they first met in the schoolyard, Jill was suspicious of Eustace because he was, until recently, somebody who bullied others.  However, Eustace had changed, and because of his adventures in Narnia he had started treating people around him with respect. What does it mean to show

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Trumpkin’s Note August 11

Good Morning Campers, When Jill, Puddleglum and Eustace arrived back in Narnia after their adventures, they were greeted by dancing fauns.  Fauns love to dance, and so do I! I always feel at my best when I am skipping through the steps of my favourite dances. Dancing is good for

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Trumpkin’s Note August 10th

Good Morning Campers, Puddleglum, like most marshwiggles, always things of the worst things that could happen.  If there is a cloud in the sky, he will assume that a storm is coming, and if the sun is shining he will expect a sunburn. However, even though he was always prepared

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Trumpkin’s Note August 9th

Good Morning Campers, Sometimes, I get so busy with my books that I forget to step outside of my home for many days.  When I do finally emerge, I am quickly reminded how beautiful the forest is, and how lucky I am to live in such a magical landscape. When

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Trumpkin’s Note August 8th

Good Morning Campers, The Giants of Harfang called themselves the gentle giants, and at first they seemed to be kind and caring.  However, it turned out that their first impressions were deceptive, and that they were just as cruel as the other giants in their own way. Sometimes, our first

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Trumpkin’s Note August 7th

Good Morning Campers, When they traveled far into Etinsmoor, north of Narnia, Jill and Eustace struggled through a terribly snow storm, giants, many hard days on the road, and even fell deep into the underworld.  The journey was hard, and neither of them could have done it alone without the

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Trumpkin’s Note August 6th

Good Morning Campers, Somebody wise once said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  When Eustace, Jill and Puddleglum started their journey to find Prince Rilian, they did not know how long or hard the journey would be. They had to be confident in themselves

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Trumpkin’s Note Aug 5th

Good Morning Campers, Last night I had a visitor, my old friend Trufflehunter came by to sip tea and share stories, and we talked until the stars came out.  We spoke of our time with King Caspian back when he was just a young prince, of our many years in

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Trumpkin’s Note Aug 4th

Good Morning Campers, Today I woke up and prepared my breakfast, which I like to enjoy at dawn while I listen to the stories of Narnians that come to me on the summer breeze.  My morning oatmeal, however, just seemed a little too simple, and so I decided to make

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Trumpkin’s Note Monday Aug 3

Good Morning Campers, This morning, I came down from my home deep in the woods and found that the land of Narnia was staying home, and staying safe.  I miss you all! However, just because we are staying home, does not mean that we are not still Narnians, and Narnians

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