Monday, 23 February 2009

Gimme 5

A meme thought up by the lovely Natalie of The Yarn Yard.

1. What can you hear, right now?

The TV (Paul O'Grady is back!), and traffic on the road outside.

2. What will you have for dinner tonight?

Cauliflower Cheese pasta with bacon. I had some for tea on saturday and this is the leftovers that are sat in the fridge!

3. Crossword, Sudoku or Boggle?

If I actually have a newspaper, rare unless I'm on holiday, then I'll try the crossword, never usually very good at it!

4. Favourite biscuit?

Malted Milk, unless jaffa cakes count as a biscuit?

5. Which magazines do you read?

Absolutely none unless you count the online knitting ones like Knitty. I also refuse to count the magazine my teaching union sends me, or Guiding magazine!

Feel free to have a go yourself and leave me a comment so I can come and take a look.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Happy Thinking Day

Today Girl Guides, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts all over the world will be thinking of each other. Just imagine that, 38million people from 216 countries, all thinking about someone other than themselves. In the richer nations like the UK we collect Thinking Day pennies to help fund Guiding and Scouting in nations that are less well off. Guides and Scouts in many African countries act as health ambassadors trying to educate local people about AIDS prevention. Even in countries like the UK Guiding and Scouting encourage young people to think beyond themselves and to recognize that however hard life might seem for them, someone, somewhere in the world has a far worse lot.
So if you were ever a Brownie, Guide, Cub, or Scout or even more magically a leader, Happy Thinking Day, and enjoy this PR video I found on YouTube, 30 years old, but explains beautifully why I give up my time to be a Guider.