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 then you are more likely to keep them.  I guess … Continue reading 2014 Goals and Resolutions

Who’s in charge of the unit programme?

The new term is nearly upon us (indeed, we started tonight!), and I’m very excited. I love planning new and exciting things for the Brownies to do, but as always I have a dilemma. I have so many ideas which would be really amazing activities. They would be fun and educational and build teamwork and help the girls to explore their personalities and develop as … Continue reading Who’s in charge of the unit programme?

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. Our driver Ari wasn’t very talkative – whether he didn’t … Continue reading How many things can you make from a cactus?

A Challenging Afternoon

Wednesday 14th — Miercoles 14a This afternoon we went into downtown Cuernavaca for the Cuernavaca Challenge. The adventure began with taxis – a whole armada of them to take us down there. I was slightly worried when ours started going a different route to the rest, but we arrived at the same place and at more or less the same time, so I guess the … Continue reading A Challenging Afternoon

New to Guiding: A Brief Guide to WAGGGS

This series of posts explains the things that nobody thinks to tell you about starting to volunteer with Girlguiding. Got a question you want answered?  Let me know in the comments or using the contact form. If you’ve been hanging around Guiding for a while, you may have heard of WAGGGS.  Perhaps someone mentioned “a resource made by WAGGGS” or a “WAGGGS World Centre”, or something … Continue reading New to Guiding: A Brief Guide to WAGGGS