Tag Archives: DofE

Living in a variable climate

Saturday’s children needed sunglasses, waterproofs, wooly scarfs and finally, because there were three groups and the days are short now – torches. The kids in the third group thought it was a great adventure having to navigate the last couple … Continue reading

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Time to stop being cosy…

I’ve been remarkably domesticated recently, but as we head towards darker, colder and wetter days (dark at 4:30pm today and a¬†current amber warning for heavy rain overnight), we start our walking with other people’s children season… It aways seems quite … Continue reading

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Red spots in the morning? Must be the midges in Glen Quaich.

And relax… That’s the Silver Expedition done and dusted and although we still have the Gold and Bronze Expeditions to go, neither of them are actually my responsibility – I’m just a hanger on and helper for them so there’s … Continue reading

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Pre-trip Preparation…

Excuse the rubbish photo – my camera is on charge too, I had to take it with an old ipod.

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Foibles

This time last year I was issuing kit to our largest ever Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Group before their expedition. There was a lot of competition for the newest stuff as well as for the rucksacks that matched their waterproofs. … Continue reading

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Tougher than the pandas

All my walking this week has been with or around students – some of it was voluntary (the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group) and some of it was a bit more curricular… Last week was our healthy week at school, … Continue reading

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It doesn’t always work out well

Yesterday in the Borders was a day of torrential, cold rain, which turned into hail on the tops of the hills, and all of it being blown sideways by a bitter wind. It was the kind of bad weather day … Continue reading

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Question query

How come when I take the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh introductory meeting the little darlings ask me all sorts of challenging and original questions, some of which I don’t have adequate answers for… and when someone else takes the meeting, … Continue reading

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Cautionary Tale

This is why you should never, never, never leave your ereader inside your rucksack and then allow your husband to sit on said rucksack… Although I didn’t know he was going to sit on it! The worst bit is that … Continue reading

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It’s just my busy time of year – or one of them

We now have two expeditions finished, and have suddenly realised that our own walking holiday is just around the corner… well not literally, it’s in Devon and we’re in Scotland, but time wise? It’s a bit closer than I realised. … Continue reading

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