Brownies Around the World

The Big Brownie Birthday year was a good year to have Bristol's first ever County Brownie Camp.  Everyone was enthusiastic and lots of people took part. I (fortunately!) was not in charge of organising the camp.  Judging by the stress levels and facebook posts of the people who were, it was a mammoth task -... Continue Reading →

The Guiding World is a Small World

It was a Guiding-friend's birthday at the weekend, and a group of us went on an adventure to celebrate. We hopped on a train to London.  The journey seems a lot shorter when you've got good company to chat to!  I'm sure we were only on the train for about twenty minutes before we arrived.*... Continue Reading →


The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is pretty big. Ten million girls is a lot no matter what you compare it to. Like any organisation with that many members it's hard to keep us all pointing in the same direction.  We are all individuals, and we all care about different things, but... Continue Reading →

A Parisian Delight

I've been a little quiet recently, haven't I? I went to Paris with my Brownies, and while I had intended to write a couple of posts during the week, you know how it is!  After spending the day obsessively counting children, and updating the blog I was doing for the parents of girls on the... Continue Reading →

A long journey

Following on from my Leader's Holiday last week, this is where I am now: Myself, a number of other leaders and young leaders, and 28 very excited Brownies have come to Paris! It took us a long time to get here - eleven hours on a coach, although it didn't feel like that long. It... Continue Reading →

Airport woes

Airplanes are a distortion of time and space. And you get frisked. -- Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Paul Theroux Thursday 22nd - Jueves 22a After a leisurely breakfast at Ticalli, we said goodbye to our friends from Birmingham and Warwickshire, and promised to keep in touch. We're already planning a leaders reunion weekend... Continue Reading →

How many things can you make from a cactus?

Sightseeing is an activity that delights the truly idle because it seems so much like scholarship, gawping and eavesdropping on antiquity. -- The Great Railway Bazaar, Paul Theroux Wednesday 21st - Miercoles 21a We began today with a tour, organised by TrotaTours. The very nice Al was our tour guide, and he was very knowledgable.... Continue Reading →

Mexico City again

In any kind of travel there is a good argument for going back and verifying your impressions. Perhaps you were a little hasty in judging the place? Perhaps you saw it in a good month? Something in the weather might have sweetened your disposition? In any case, travel is frequently a matter of seizing the... Continue Reading →

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