Year of the Volunteer Challenge Update

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... Continue Reading →

Fun with YOYO

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... Continue Reading →

Accounting for Guiders

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... Continue Reading →

2014 Goals and Resolutions

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... Continue Reading →

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.

Guiding around the web

Lots of people have stopped their Guiding activity for the holidays, so today I'm bringing you a little look at some of the other Guiding blogs around the internet.  Since you (of course) now have lots of spare time in which to read them. (Ha!  Isn't sarcasm great?) Guiding Blogs and Blogs by Leaders One... 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 →

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