OUR JARGON BUSTING GUIDE TO BR-EXIT * and MORE! 🤣
(*BR-exit – Hundreds of Big Retreaters hitting the road and leaving their worries behind on Friday afternoon as they head off for the possibly the most relaxing wellbeing festival ever…)
Transition Period – The five minutes after the Big Retreater arrives on the Castle Terrace, drink in hand, during which they slide into a state of utter relaxation. (See: settled status)
Settled Status – The sense of wellbeing that sits lightly on the shoulders of the Big Retreater throughout their long weekend.
Irish Border – The place just 5 miles downriver from the Castle Terrace where the Irish Ferry lands... and the border’s very much open, so fáilte!
Backstop – the reassuring knowledge that the Gin bar is never far away…
Meaningful Vote – A raising of hands amongst mates faced with too many choices of which class to do next.
Malt-house Compromise – the point in the evening when a dedicated whisky drinker gives in and embraces the fresh botanics of the Big Retreat Wales Gin and Tonic.
Free movement – That yoga class first thing in the morning where a Big Retreater just get the moves ... and the moves get them
Single Market – The happy crowd of solo travellers coming to the Big Retreat to have an adventure and make new friends
Frictionless Trade – When the kids suffer devastating ice cream envy yet walk away happily after a straight swap.
No Deal – The moment when one of the kids decides he doesn’t like the swap after all.