Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Nearly done

Just two more meetings till the end of term - one night on the Seasons badge then a night at the local campsite with our sister Guide unit.

And a great new programme has been announced for September - Adventure 100 - to start the centenary celebrations. I can't wait, I already have images of climbing up tall towers and sleeping in strange places.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Gone sleepin

We're off on our sleepover (after I have taken my daughter to a Tae Kwon Do demonstration and then lesson in two different places).

WIsh me luck...luck in this case = more than 4 hours sleep.

Friday, 19 June 2009

A palpable hit

Crown bowling was a hit! The girls were split into two teams, one went off to the nearby park to play while the first team had their go, then they swapped over.

They didn't bowl on the greens, at first we wondered why then when we saw the girls lobbing the heavy balls and them bouncing off the mats, we understood why the club did not want their beautiful greens full of lumps and bumps once our girls had finished.

They all enjoyed themselves, and it was lovely to help them try a sport they really would not get the chance to try outside Brownies.

That's another clause ticked off for the Seasons badge, on we march towards the end of term!

Thursday, 18 June 2009


Taking the Brownies bowling far so not very unusual.

But we're not going ten pin bowling, we're going crown bowling.

Stepping in the footsteps of Sir Francis Drake no less.

Wonder what our 23 7 to 10 year olds will make of it?

Sunday, 14 June 2009

She's back

She's back from camp. Had a great time, came back with half her stuff attached to the outside of her rucksack because she couldn't fit it all back in.

So I have noted all the tips so far...but more gratefully received before she goes to Brownsea for a week in the summer!

Also, I have been enjoying the sun and admiring my bed sheets bleaching gently on the line...only to take them in once dry and find that a bird poo-ed on one of the pillowcases!

Saturday, 13 June 2009

I promise

to compost everything - cooked and uncooked, for at least this week.

Village of Yawn

Friday, 12 June 2009

Gone campin

I've dropped daughter at her first Guide camp. She staggered off under the weight of her rucksack with all kinds of things hanging off the side - small lantern, welly boots, thermal cup.

More experienced campers - how do you get everything compact enough? She has another camp in August for a week and she will have to cart her stuff quite a distance that time. I can see she won't need many more clothes, but if I put her wellies in her rucksack there would be no room for everything else. Should her bedding roll attach to the rucksack or be separate? If I can't fix her sleeping mat (it's one of those self-inflating ones, better than a foam mat but not as much hassle as one you have to pump up) to her rucksack, is it better to forget about it?

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

What do I need?

Dropping stuff in my Brownie bag for tomorrow's meeting:
  • Agility badges because I still haven't doled them out from the start of term *looks embarrassed*
  • Out and About badges for any girls that complete it this week by doing the clause they had to do at home
  • Cook badges for the girls who completed that after our cook-out
  • Time Travel badges which just arrived, loving them
  • Paint and paintbrushes for this week, making and painting birdbaths
  • A Guide hoody for a Brownie who is about to leave to go to Guides, I had a spare because I ended up with two for my daughter for complicated reasons
  • Receipts and invoices for cheques to be written and co-signed
I know there is more, I'm doing something else and will drop more in as and when I remember.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Changing our world

Monday, 1 June 2009

Half-term over but still no Brownies

Just had a brilliant half-term: went to the Doctor Who exhibition at Kelvingrove, got sunburned at Loch Lomond (I know!), played with my cute little nephew and generally hung out with family. Went to the Glasgow Guide shop as well, of course! I won't run out of badges again in a hurry, I picked up 10.

School starts back today, but no Brownies this week, the school shuts again on Thursday for the European elections and rather than plan a meeting away from the school, we're having family days without the pressure of having to be back for the meeting.
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