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I take it all back

This evening we had goldfinches basking in the evening sunshine, I find that I can put up with starlings if there are goldfinches in the balance. Tomorrow morning, quite early, we head off for the Scottish Borders, with two minibuses, … Continue reading

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the worst that happened was that Handsome didn’t bring me any sausage pie from the Harlaw coffee morning

It’s been a busy week. The problem with spending your whole weekend wandering around the hills with other people’s children (OPC) is that you still have all the things you should have done on said weekend to do, even although … Continue reading

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Kitting out

Overheard whilst handing out kit for our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group tonight… Can I swap rucksacks? This green one doesn’t go with my waterproof jacket, I’d rather have a blue one. Do you snore? Because if you wake me … Continue reading

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just because they are enthusiastic doesn’t mean that they are sympathetic

Twenty-seven of our twenty-eight DofE Bronze group are now fully first aid trained – unfortunately the twenty-eighth is going to have to rely on the other members of the group, as she missed one of the lessons. I have to … Continue reading

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twenty eight maps later my sharpie has run out…

We have our Bronze group out on the hills on Sunday and, as could be expected at the beginning of February, the weather forecast is wet and windy and cold… they have been told to wrap up well and bring … Continue reading

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it would be much easier if they were numbered

I had the first proper meeting of the new Bronze DofE group tonight, the one where I shock them by telling them that no, there are no toilets in the big outdoors and yes, they will have to walk through … Continue reading

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I don’t need a private life anyway

Now that Handsome is feeling a bit more like himself, and is happily settled back at home (he’s not to go back to work for three weeks) it is time to think a little about our walking commitment. Luckily, having … Continue reading

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new starts

This morning I met thirty-one new Bronze Duke of Edinburgh kids in a school car-park for their first outing. There should be thirty-four, but three couldn't make it today. We now need two big yellow mini-buses and a people carrier! … Continue reading

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