Back to work today!

Well today will be my first day back at work in two weeks. I am thankful that the doctor did every test imaginable to try and find out what was wrong with me. After loads of antibiotics and different medicines, I am still not feeling 100% better but at least now I am able to stay out of bed which is an added bonus. The doctor did say it could take some considerable time before I loose my cough, which is the most annoying part of this all, so I guess I will just have to live with it for now.

So back to work I can go…

100 Years of Guiding – Thinking Day 2010 Celebrations!

Well today we enjoyed our first official 100 years celebration of Girl Guiding event as we attended the annual Thinking Day Celebration.  The girls and I shared the day with a few other guiding friend as we picked them up along the way to ‘Thinking Day’ so that we could all join in the fun. All in all our little group of six join ed in the larger group of too many to count!

As tradition holds it, February 22 is known as World Thinking Day or just Thinking Day for Guides and Scouts all around the world. It is a day where we reflect and think about the meaning of Guiding and Scouting and about our fellow Guides and Scouts in different countries around the world.  The date, February 22, is symbolical with the Guiding and Scouting movement and was chosen as it is the birthday of Scouting founder Robert Paden-Powell and of his wife Olave Baden-Powell who was the world Chief Guide.

So every year on the weekend closest to the 22nd of February Girl Guides and scouts come together for various activities all around the world to celebrate ‘World thinking Day’. Each year the Guiding and Scouting movement ask their members to focus on a different aspect of area of concern, relevant to modern society.

According to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

The World Thinking Day theme for 2010, which the Girl Guides are focusing on, is girls worldwide say “together we can end extreme poverty and hunger” and the aim is to raise awareness among guiding members everyone about poverty and hunger and for us all to work towards improving the lives of the poorest people in the world.

So today we joined together in creating a birthday cake made out of non perishable food items, that were later delivered to a local establishment who cater for those in need. We also gave a gold coin donation (or as Olave Paden-Powell would say – the cost of an ice cream) so that the money could be delivered to charity.

We shared a breakfast on the lawns of Parliament House in Hobart with the focus on each Guide bringing local foods for the gathering to eat. The idea was to focus on food miles and to gain a greater understanding of what that actually means. After our breakfast we had some fun and games before we all embarked on a boat journey around the River Derwent. This was a very memorable event that everyone enjoyed!

Like two peas in a pod!

NIK just loves her older sister and wants to be just like her. All she ever talks about is being old enough to play netball and having fun like JAHG!

So here are some pictures of NIK with the Netball, which were taken when JAHG and her Tata where practicing netball skills this afternoon.

NIK with the Ball

NIK with the Ball

All Smiles!

All Smiles!

Starting up Netball again.

Well today was the official day where JAHG had to go and register for her club netball team. She is playing for Wrest Point and is in one of the under 11 teams. JAHG is very excited about her new uniform for netball and is looking forward to getting to know a lot of the other girls who will be playing with her.

Upon registration today, JAHG came home with her uniform and happily put it on to go outside and practice her netball skills with her sister and her dad. They practiced passing the ball, shooting for goals and having fun! Here are some pictures of JAHG in action!

In Uniform

In Action!

Passing

Passing

Football Fever – At last we can go to a game!

Well today is a great day! we have always followed the football team in the AFL called Richmond, Tigers and we have always enjoyed going to the football to watch them play – rain, hail or shine, win or loose! However since moving to Tasmania, we have not had the opportunity to see the Tigers in action – live, as we just have not been back to Melbourne in footy season to go and see a game.

So we were delighted when Richmond was announced as coming to Launceston in Tasmania to play Hawthorn for the NAB cup. We rushed to purchase tickets the minute they went on sale in December and got great premium reserved seats! So today was the day. Football Fever landed in our house. Unfortunately I was so sick that the ticket I had purchased for me could not be used, for I was to stay home in bed, while SZG took the girls to the Footy. To say i was devbistated is an understatement, but then how I feel is so bad right now that I know I made the right and only decision to stay home.

The girls and their day had a great time. They got all dressed up in footy gear and enjoyed the game of footy, even though their team lost by a long shot… Now that’s dedication for you.

Ready for the Football!

Ready for the Football!

Football Fever has Arrived!

Football Fever has Arrived!