At the moment things are quite good. I am a bit poor due to bad money-management, but it's something to work on and an incentive to generate some more playing work.
I have almost finished teaching - only 2 pupils to go I think!
Tonight we are having spaghetti bolognese for dinner, then we may walk down to the pub as the sun is shining. I have a new favourite hang-out.
Oh yeah - Brownies has finished for the term. We had a sleepover in Glasgow HQ - Elmbank Street - for our end of term trip and they LOVED IT!
We went by train - with their sleeping bags etc taken by car. They had to carry their own rucksacks.
The (loose) theme was Summer Holiday - we decorated banners and flags at Brownies... then I left the hall keys at home on the day and we couldn't collect them. Oops!!
On arrival they had a treasure hunt - to find letters spelling 'Summer Holiday'. They couldn't find the D (my husband had hidden that letter... grr).
We then organised bags - put them away and sat down to make Lei whilst the QM went to collect pizzas.
They changed into PJ's for a PJ party. Assistant Guider took over with music, dancing, games as QM & I put pizzas out.
They played games... pass the pillowcase with forfeits (stolen from Guiders.co.uk) and sleeping lions in the dark being a real hit (apart from the girl who cried because one of the others shone a torch in her eyes), which allowed me to set up a projector for Disney's The Frog Princess - set in New Orleans... the place I love!
They did their teeth and settled down to watch the film in their sleeping bags.
By the end of the movie most of the kids had dropped off. Awesome. Only 2 awake at midnight (because one was farting and the other was giggling).
In the morning they didn't want to wake up - they slept til 8am then had cereal and mini-croissants with fruit. They decorated t-shirts, then helped us clean and tidy VOLUNTARILY.
I think it is as TIRING as pack holiday, but is much easier to organise. I would definitely do it again.