Moving up to Explorers
Jul30

Moving up to Explorers

Explorers is the fourth stage on a young person’s Scouting journey. Some kids start at Beavers and work their way through Cubs, then Scouts and finally on to Explorers. Others might join much later – going straight into Scouts or even Explorers. There really are no rules and everyone is welcome, whenever they join the Scout Association. My eldest joined Beavers pretty late, when he was already 7 and a half. My younger son...

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Cubs and Scouts Christmas
Dec20

Cubs and Scouts Christmas

Of all the Christmas performances, the Cubs and Scouts’ annual carol concert and variety show has to be my absolute favourite. It lacks the polish of the secondary school Christmas concert To be honest, it is its polar opposite. It is perfectly imperfect and that’s why I love it. Everyone has a go if they want to, whether their talent is genuine or not. And the audience has a good-hearted laugh at the whole thing....

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Saturday is Cubs caption day!
Apr27

Saturday is Cubs caption day!

This photo was taken on the St George’s Day parade for Cubs and Scouts the other day (more on that in a day or two). I got the camera out to try to take some candid shots of my lovely younger son, but he decided to pull lots of funny faces instead. I’ve got a whole series of these funny faces and, actually, I prefer them to the ‘proper’ photos I planned to take. This photo kind of breaks my self-imposed no...

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What a performance
Dec19

What a performance

It seems like over the past couple of weeks all I’ve done is watch my kids perform. I’m sure we didn’t do that many performances in ‘my day’. It’s lucky that I really enjoy watching them.So we’ve had my eldest playing the violin in his secondary school concert, which was amazing. It’s incredible what kids of that age can achieve.Then my daughter danced at an old people’s home and...

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Worrier
May18

Worrier

I am a worrier. I think most mums are. I know some mums who worry more than me and some who worry less. I have the greatest admiration for mums who don’t worry, people who take what life throws at them and deal with it. Sadly, I am not one of those people and I would give anything to be one. Because worrying doesn’t make life better or easier. It doesn’t stop things happening, it just means you live life in a state...

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