This week I had a brief panic at the start of Brownies. You see, one of them wanted to tell me about how excited she was that this year she was taking part in Ramadan. Our evening plan involved quite a lot of food based activities. It hadn’t even occurred to me that she might be fasting, because she’s quite young still – fasting is … Continue reading Food is Fun
Our Brownies this week learnt how to bandage wounds. Some took it more seriously than others! My Guides were a delight this week, they showed some excellent teamwork (I should hope so, since they’re working on the Teamwork GFI), and did some good prep for next week’s activity. And on Saturday, I had a lovely day manning a first aid post for the Bristol Monopoly … Continue reading More First Aid
This week my Brownies have been interested in burning and trees. But not at the same time. One Brownie unit is working on the first aid badge. They learnt how to wrap burns in cling film to protect them and when a burn is serious enough that you need to get help (answer: always tell an adult). We also learned the recovery position, and when … Continue reading Burns and Trees
Last weekend I took my entire Guide unit – all of the leaders and all of the children – to London. That is actually less impressive than it sounds, since my unit is currently only 6 Guides. But still, we managed to get them all free on the same day. We wanted to visit Pax Lodge, but then we started to think what else we … Continue reading Pax Lodge!
This week I have mostly been coughing, blowing my nose, and working hard. At, you know, my actual day job. I like to use the holidays to get ahead on things at work. It builds up goodwill for all those days when I sneak off early to get to Brownies, or take a long lunch break because I need to buy that one odd item. … Continue reading Holiday Thoughts
Why did the Easter Egg hide? He was a little chicken! Continue reading Happy Easter
This week we have mostly been making things. One unit finished off the craft badge with a little origami: The other unit tested out a new Girlguiding activity sheet – all about designing a zoo. Basically, there’s a new zoo in town, and our unit had been asked to design it! Every Brownie picked their five top animals to include. Then they got together with … Continue reading Making Things