Brownies are Wide Awake

On Saturday we went to a friend’s birthday party.  He wanted a party on the theme of “feeding frenzy”, which sounds like a terrible idea at first glance.  It turned out, though, that he was just looking for an excuse to go to the zoo.

We went to a number of the animal feeding time talks – gorillas, penguins, giant tortoises, and so on.  And we fed the lorikeets, which is always fun.

Photo Credit: Jenni Rogers
Photo Credit: Jenni Rogers

Later, we went out for curry, to feed ourselves.

You’ll be wondering by now what this has to do with the title of the post.

There were quite a few of us there, and a number of our friends had brought their children.  About ten minutes after they arrived, one of the girls came up to me and said:

“I like your hat.”

Observant Girl had noticed, of course, that it was a Centenary Sparkle bucket hat.  This apparently meant that I was now her best friend, and we spent a large amount of time talking about what her Brownies did, what mine did, how her Brownies were much better than the Beavers that she used to go to…



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