Posts Tagged ‘Girl Guiding’

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Sheewee

November 18, 2010

When I first joined the QSWP, we had conversations about a recent invention, the ‘sheewee.’ A plastic device enabling women to spend a penny a little more easily in the outdoors.

Today, Facebook advertised them to me.

Click Me.

However, I’m still not convinced I shall get one.

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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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Birthdays

October 23, 2010

Despite being pretty ill, my Birthday was a distinct improvement on last year, for which I thank God.

My parents, very generously bought me a new Digital SLR camera as a joint 25th Birthday and Christmas present.

As I was sick, I’d travelled home from London the day before my birthday, 18 hours earlier than planned, which meant I awoke on my birthday to one of the most beautifully crisp, Autumnal days I remember. Ever since I worked at Southwell Minster, Mum has always wanted to go up the tower. She was envious of Dad when I had the opportunity to take him round. I had wanted to try and visit the Minster while I was home, briefly, anyway, so adding all these things together, Mum changed her plans, and I took her up the Minster tower and was able to take some pretty exciting photos, too.

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I was also able to catch up with Andrew, my old boss, which was, as ever, lovely. Andrew asked me to put my new photos on Flickr, as he’s not on Facebook. I have just about found time to oblige, so you can now view more of my pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elizabethalbery/

As it happened, it was my old school’s Founders Day service that evening, and there were some rehearsals for the occasion going on while we were there. I also bumped into Mr Vickers, my RE teacher, who was well known for his lessons on Derby FC and ending the lesson with ‘I digress…’ It was genuinely wonderful to see him, although we both couldn’t believe how long it was since I left. Scary thing, time.

Mum and I got home and Victoria, for whom I was bridesmaid in June, came over for lunch, was was wonderful to catch up with her and see her Wedding photos! Malcolm, Mum’s Viola playing friend also came for lunch, too, which was fun! Later in the day Mum and I headed into Nottingham for the Girl Guiding Centenary Finale celebrations, which I will tell you about in my next post!

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Protected: Trapped

October 14, 2010

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Help those girls down your street…

October 4, 2010

Girlguiding UK calls upon the Prime Minister David Cameron to introduce compulsory labelling of airbrushed images to help combat the rise of eating disorders and shape a generation of self confident girls and young women. Sign the petition.

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Protected: Weekend in the ‘shire

September 12, 2010

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Protected: It hurts

August 5, 2010

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