I would like some new clothes. I would like these clothes to have an open neckline and to have sleeves. I had not considered this to be demanding, rather quite standard requirements.
THERE ARE NO NICE CLOTHES ON SALE IN THE UK!!!!!!! (Except in Monsoon and I don't have hundreds of pounds to spend on new clothes while I am still on a diet).
It seems the current fashion is for floaty opaque shirts - many of which are sleeveless (a look I find weird), or pretty tops with high round necklines (which I like but don't suit).
I want to share a moving Brownie moment from our first meeting of term.
A new (started at the end of last year) Brownie who is 7yrs old came to our first meeting back this term with an A4 notebook. She brought it over to show me - her Brownie Notebook. She had taken time in her Summer holidays to make it.
She had decorated the front, and had put her name etc in the inside.
She had filled up the beginning of her notebook with drawings of badges she got last term (she got THREE!), which she had cut out and sellotaped into the notebook along with drawings of her Six emblem and her Promise badge.
She had written the names of some friends, she had made notes of what she'd enjoyed so far......
Then was the page titled "Things I Have Learnt At Brownies".
To be nice to people.
To make new friends.
To put my sleeping bag out properly.
Ha! A VERY important Brownie skill.
This sort of moment is what makes Brownies such a pleasure!
During the Summer a Guide Guider pointed out to me that the Brownies age-group are little enough to let you know when they are enjoying things, which is rewarding. She was right.
It's lovely to think that what you do - or what you provide them with and enable THEM to do -has an impact, an importance, a meaning.
Did I mention before that I love it? I really do.