Disorganised teenagers
Oct22

Disorganised teenagers

Teenagers are disorganised. Well, I can’t speak for all teenagers,  but I can definitely say that my two are disorganised. Here’s a glimpse into the kind of crap organisation we have to deal with constantly… The Explorers shirt My eldest went to Explorers in jeans and a T-shirt. This is against the rules. When you go to Explorers, you have to wear your Explorers shirt. I received two emails in the days following him...

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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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Project 365 2017 Week 28
Jul15

Project 365 2017 Week 28

It’s been another week as we edge ever closer to the end of term and the end of primary school. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 190 – Sunday 9th July – my two adventurers returned from a successful Three Peaks mission. I’ll tell you the full story soon. Day 191 – Monday 10th July – I took part in the best school fundraiser ever – by going back to school! It was great fun, apart...

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Project 365 2017 Week 5
Feb04

Project 365 2017 Week 5

Last week was a good week with lots going on. This week has been the complete opposite, with my daughter ill for the whole week and my washing machine out of order. My photos reflect just how boring it has all been. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 29 – Sunday 29th January – my daughter has been choreographing a dance for herself and two friends for the school talent show, but it’s tomorrow and her...

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The Explorer and the night hike
Feb15

The Explorer and the night hike

On the day when it had rained non-stop from before we got up until well after we went to bed, my son along with his friends from Explorers, did an 18 mile night hike and camp. Yes, that’s EIGHTEEN MILES cross country, at night, in the rain from hell. In February. While the rest of the country had been badly-hit by storms and floods over the previous couple of months, we’d come off relatively unscathed. Now it was our turn....

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