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Girl Guiding 20:10 20/10 2010

October 23, 2010

The Centenary of Girl Guiding has been celebrated in many diverse ways. The Finale of the centenary year was timely planned for a celebration, with renewal of promises at 20:10 on Wednesday 20th October 2010; I like to think they planned it for my 25th birthday; Guiding is officially four times my age!

A long story short, I was able to join in with the Finale celebrations with my home Guiding connections, rather than in Leicester Square, with people I didn’t know that well yet.

I met up with the local Brownies and Guides in the village, and we caught the bus into Nottingham. It turned out to be a beautifully clear night, which also meant it was quite cold, but we had a good time! 4,000 Guides piled into Nottingham’s Old Market Square for the event. Which was kicked off with the local ‘Guiding’s Got Talent’ Stars, a local band followed by a presentation from the County Commissioner, before linking up with the rest of the world via the Community Channel, and then to Oxford, where we renewed our Promise, led by the Chief Guide.

I Promise that I will do my best,

to do my duty to God,

to serve the Queen and my country,

to help other people,

and to keep the Guide Law.

Thank you Guiding, for all you have equipped me with, here’s to the next 100 years!

Here’s some of the pictures I took, playing with my new toy:

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On the Bus: Taken by a Brownie: Guiding is inclusive to all girls: Pretty lights on the Council House: Daddy playing with my new camera: Being arrested for being associated with a bearded fellow: Brownies and their leaders warming up in Starbucks! x2: Marc having been run over by a tram, thus bringing the system to a halt, and protecting the 4,000 girls in the Square! (that’s logic for you): Daddy playing with my goody bag things: The buzz from all those pink ears!: Council House again: St Peter’s Church in the moonlight: Nottingham streets: Birthday Pub times: etc…: Mum and Dad on the Bus: The Moon.

After the event, Mum and Dad, Marc, Colette and I ventured to the pub for birthday drinkies, which was lovely. On the bus home, I somehow took the best picture of Mum and Dad that I know of. Don’t know how it happened, but hope you enjoy! Dad and I stayed up chatting and trying to take pictures of the Moon, before going to bed after a wonderful, blessed birthday.

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