Monday, 8 June 2015

Me on a Monday - the Brownie Pack Holiday edition

Welcome to Monday. It's been an action and fun packed weekend in the Ribble Valley for me and some of my Brownies. It started off with the back seats down and a packed car full of craft activities, a huge first aid box and bags of food...literally. 


It was a "nice to be back in the cottage for our fourth time" kind of Friday afternoon and two spent unpacking all the above and setting up the cottage to how we wanted (a bit of furniture moving and lots of signs up!)


It was a dry and warmish kind of Friday evening so it was off to the playground to burn off some energy...


It was an oh so hectic pack holiday kind of Saturday (a busy Brownie is a happy Brownie!)  Breakfast - making photo frames - crate challenge - elevensies - pin badges - lunch

It was an even more hectic afternoon! Diaries - camp fire safety - grass sledging - making a s'more fondue...



After dinner it was a camp fire and lots of singing kind of evening (loud and fun!) Followed by make your own trifle - into PJs and a few games of Bingo...


Sunday dawned and it was a cottage full of very tired Brownies kind of morning but still lots to do! Breakfast - packing - striping beds - archery - butterfly peg snacks in the sunshine - making decoupage initials and lunch. 



It was a waving the Brownies off at 2pm kind of afternoon and one last look at the glorious view from the front of Waddow Hall.  A brilliant purchase by Girlguiding in 1928 for a mere £9000! 


Then it was a collapsing in the garden kind of Sunday evening with a glass of wine to recover!


A help with revision kind of time (still two weeks of exams left)...


And a play with the cats kind of evening (at just under 2 years they are still very kitten like and love chasing sticks!)...


It was also a roast chicken dinner eating and a Canadian Grand Prix watching kind of evening and a great result for Hamilton (although I've heard the last disaster wasn't all the teams fault and he had a part to play.... hmmmm).

Hope your weekend was good and filled with fun things.  I'm joining in with Sian over at From High in the Sky with her weekly Meme of sharing our weekends. Head on over and see what everyone else has been up to. 

I'm also going to link up with Kirsty today, at a Journal of Curious Things who is writing a brilliant set of blog posts about the joys of being in Girlguiding as this post is very heavily weighted that way! They are a great insight into the life of a Guider and might just whet your appetite to volunteer!















4 comments:

Sian said...

How wonderful. Those girls are going to remember everything you have done for therm for the rest of their lives. I loved going camping and I can't wait to help my girl pack for her Guide Camp next week.

Louise said...

I bet they had a ball!! I hope you aren't too exhausted x

Susanne said...

Oh it looks like a wonderful time you provided the girls!

alexa said...

What super experiences you have helped your young charges to have - I really admire your dedication and energy! Those pin badges are very pretty and the smores fondue looks intriguing. Hoping you have a lovely week.

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