It has been, frankly, a pretty shitty day. I tend not to talk about work here, as it’s a public blog and I’m not that daft! Suffice to say work reached a whole new level of cack today, with just a small glimmer of hope popping up at the end of it. To add insult to injury, I had to go straight from the office to a Girlguiding committee meeting. Usually these things tend towards the dull and worthy, with the odd giggle thrown in. However tonight we were looking at planning for the future and developing guiding beyond the end of Centenary celebrations next year. The woman who led the discussions was inspirational and has really got me thinking in a whole new way, particularly when it comes to putting the girls first. After all, without them we’d be a bit stuck! I mostly love being involved in Girlguiding (there’s the odd Monday when the girls are rambunctious and I’m shattered) and the experiences and skills it has given me are invaluable. However, all this is a roundabout way of saying I didn’t get anything crafty done today. I did however do a bloggy catch up, including the welcome return of the fragrant and well-hot Eileen. She was trawling for ideas of way to pep up her blog and encourage readership. It’s a train of thought I’ve been on too – does anyone really get anything out of reading this? I don’t sell anything, I haven’t really done anything in the way of tutorials, so what’s the point? However, taking on board some of the suggestions, here’s a pretty picture….
I know, I can’t understand why I’m still single either!
Twittering posts cropped up as well – I do this and you lovely people can follow me – I’m @emma_pad, you’ll need to send a follow request, as my updates are protected. Be warned, I swear like an absolute trooper which I find to be both big and clever, but if you don’t it may not be for you.
Asking questions is also an important one too, so I leave you with these queries….
1. If you were a Brownie or Guide, what was the stuff you really enjoyed? What games, songs etc were the big favourites?
2. Can anybody recommend some good online bead sellers? With their own websites or perhaps ebay shops?
3. If you were marooned on a desert island, what one craft would you want to do? And what would your book of choice be? (As per Radio 4 rules, you get the Bible and the complete works of Shakespeare)