In my role of Beaver Scouts Leader and programme planner, I'm trying to get us all out and about as much as possible, so last week 30 chilren, a few young leaders, Sue and I all went to visit our local fire station..
I'm up for most things, so when one of the fire fighters offered for one of us to get into gear, I was "volunteered"!
It's all rather heavy to say the least and then these brave pepole go into a burning building to rescue someome!
Although ALexander wasn't with us, his favourite piece of equipment has always been the "jaws of life"!
Nicholas was kept warm thanks to Abbi..
And Cassandra's favourite part of the visit was, like most of the other Beavers, when she got to play with the hose!
Thank you Blue Watch of Leigh Fire Station for a great visit.
I haven't really had much time of late to scrap due to life getting in the way, but I thought this photo of my good friend Zoe and I taken earlier this year went well with the main paper and the bling set it off perfectly.
I used Challenge YOUrself's TicTacToe for inspiration - middle line going down: Friends/You/Bling.
Nichols trains with Response Goalkeeping on a Tuesday and has done for over a year now. Last week he was so proud of himself as he finally won the "save of the day" trophy for a save very much worthy of it so I'm told!
I've been watching various fb posts about a place called
Kidzania in London that is a mini town for children. The idea being that
they can go and take part in various occupations and either get paid for them
or pay to do them. I was really intrigued by this concept so as today
there was no bloomin' football match, the whole family set off early for our
10am slot at Kidzania!
I have to admit that after looking at all the maps and
deciding what jobs the beasties' wanted to do most, the place was not as big as
I thought it would be and the kids could quite easily go off on their own
and not get lost and be safe.
We'd planned for 4 activities each with a 5th as back up,
but they got to do loads. As we had the first slot there was not so many people
around, but even when it got busier later in the day it wasn't as manic as I
had thought it would be.
Flight Academy was first on the agenda..
Cassandra and Alexander being pilots..
Alex searching out a story as a journalist
Nicholas as a radio presenter
Lab Technician Cassie
Alex being a surgeon
Cassie graduated with a degree in engineering!
Alex as a postie
Cassie delivery parcels
Nicholas trying out being an air conditioning technician
Alex attempting to be an animator
Fav activity: Radio presenter
Formula One pit crew member
A rather expensive day out, but I must admit it was worth it as all 3 loved it!
I'm married to a wonderful guy called Lee and we have two gorgeous boys - Alexander & Nicholas and a beautiful daughter Cassandra. I run my own secretarial business, I'm currently taking an OU Criminology and Psychological Studies degree and I'm also a very proud Beaver Scouts Assistant Leader. I like to keep busy and one of my favourite hobbies is scrapbooking..