Congratulations to all those who figured out where I was last week.
The photos were, of course, from Switzerland. I was there with my Guides on their first international adventure. Continue reading Switzerland Part 1: Travelling by Train, Foot, and Snow.
This week, I’ve made some progress towards the year of the volunteer challenge. Specifically, I’ve had a go at Yoga, one of the Active “try it” challenges. One of the yoga centres in Bristol has recently changed management and they were having a week of free trial sessions. As I was intending to try it anyway, I naturally jumped on that opportunity! The lesson was … Continue reading Year of the Volunteer Challenge Update
Guiding… it’s all about the girls. Sometimes, the girls are older than others. Long-time readers may remember that I’m the Division treasurer for my area. Among other things, this means I go to meetings with the rest of the Division team once or twice a term to discuss all the many things that are going on in the area. In January, we had a Division … Continue reading The Division Exec – it’s not all hard work!
This is not a post about little plastic items on the end of a piece of string. It is in fact a post about a lie. YOYO was a Guiding activity weekend for Senior Section and adults, held at Foxlease Training and Activity Centre. YOYO stands for “You’re Only Young Once”. Which is clearly a lie. You can be young as many times as you … Continue reading Fun with YOYO
Everyone knows that accounts are necessary. And (almost) everyone hates them. But fear not! It doesn’t have to be as stressful as you think. Here are my five top tips for stress-free accounting. 1) Keep EVERYTHING. Literally. Keep your receipts, keep your cheque books, keep that note you wrote to yourself last week about the £2 that Little Suzie paid for a new promise badge … Continue reading Accounting for Guiders
I don’t normally do resolutions at New Year, partly because I don’t like conforming but mostly because I find a year is too long term for me. I like monthly goals, they’re far easier to keep track of. This year I’m going to have some. They say that if you tell people about your resolutions then you are more likely to keep them. I guess … Continue reading 2014 Goals and Resolutions
I hope your Christmases were full of joy, happiness and family. Today I want to share a heart-warming message that one of our leaders received from a girl who has recently gone to Guides. Continue reading A Heartwarming Message