Thursday, 8 February 2007

Climbing fun and Rainbow games

I seem to be climbing really well. I'm really close to getting up some climbs I never thought I'd do. I'm semi seriously in training for Sardinia. I don't want to be able to climb super hard stuff, I just want to be fit enough to get a satisfactory number of routes done in a day, and be able to climb for at least 3 or 4 days of the holiday. It doesn't sound like much but will require a bit of training on my part, this time least year those aims would have been impossible.

On a slightly different note I thought I'd write something about my Rainbows, obviously I can't go in to great details, I write this blog under my own name, and they are children. However I can still write some things!
There are 14 of them in the unit, all aged 5-7, and all really sweet girls. Seven of them are new starters this term they all made their promise last night, and I am never doing 7 promises in one night again, far to much to do, and the others just get bored to tears. We also made a crane out of rubbish, and made water filters using gravel, sand and cotton wool. I like messy activities, they're far more fun, for me and everyone. Children nowadays can sometimes seem to grow up not knowing how to make mess, and just use their imagination. I love that I can give them a space to do that, and 1 hour a week isn't much time to give is it!

I know from the stats that a few people found this blog while looking for a guiding blog. I've not written very much about what I actually do with my Rainbows. Is there anything you want to ask me about, or do have any other things you want me to write about? Go on I really want somebody who's not a friend to leave a comment.....

pretty please!

Sunday, 4 February 2007


We seem to have acquired a cat.
It's not a stray, as it seems to be in too good a condition. It was being thrown out of another student house opposite from us and followed my housemate in last night. It then stayed for the rest of the evening untill I put it out at 11.30.
He (It's definitely a he, which has confused us even more, if he's a pet why's he not been done?) is beautifully behaved. Last night he just feel asleep at the bottom of my bed, then decided after a couple of hours he wanted a cuddle. He hasn't made a mess anywhere, doesn't beg excessively, hasn't scratched either of us, and is just such a gentleman.
This morning he appeared again, and is now fast asleep on my bed again. We've been quite naughty and fed him, and I'm now feeling faintly guilty, what if he is someones pet, and they're worried about him?
One of my cats at home left us for a short while for a neighbour, as we were mean and wouldn't let her sleep on the beds at night. A neighbour however would let her upstairs at night, and spoilt her rotten with food. The only thing making me feel better about the situation is I did put him out last night, so he could have one home (if he has one) if he wanted to.

Should we carry on letting him in, and feeding him? It's so tempting, I really miss having a cat!