Ok - it's been about 2 hours ish since I got the internet working. I am so happy I can't tell you. I was so mad last night trying to get Orange to give me a straight answer I gave myself a headache. I was also pretty rude to the phone operators several times which made me feel guilty.
So - sorry to the people I probably offended!!
During my internet-less month I have been typically busy - gigging and teaching. This has resulted in my missing the last two weeks of Brownies - firstly for my junior wind band final concert, secondly for a gig which I couldn't get out of without losing a lot of cash.
The first week the other leader (Brown Owl) didn't get in touch so I assumed nothing went wrong. I'd provided the activities anyway to make it easy and contacted the division commisioner to arrange cover so thought no more of it.
Yesterday I had a call from the leader saying that a group of girls have been mucking about 2 weeks in a row (hiding in the toilet as little girls seem to like to do!). After being told off the second week the craft I'd bought was bat and ball sets that you could decorate for Easter... slightly random but looked pretty good to me. It seems that the ringleader (also our longest-serving Brownie) didn't like this, so rather than decorate her bat with everyone else she wrote 'Die Brown Owl die. And when you do I'll be happy@. on the bat.
The leader is obviously angry. It's rude. We are going on a Bowling trip - had it been my evening I'd have had her mum in and demanded an apology. Brown Owl hadn't done this - so as far as I'm concerned she's got away with it and is being rewarded with an outing. This in turn makes me angry.
So - not much I can do - I wasn't there so it's up to her to deal with it how she sees fit.
p.s. Could someone ask Mimi for me if there is a reason that her links don't work for me? It's really strange but I can't even comment on her blog and I want to ask about her latest peace globe thing.