By: Blonde Two
Dear Blondees and Blondettes
I would like to take this opportunity to sing the praises of my good friend (really, very, muchly good friend) Blonde One.
We have just finished a two day expedition. To the outsider, it might appear to have been a simple affair; two days walking (not too much distance but some big hills) around the lanes of Devon, an overnight camp at a beautiful site with loos and showers, three Young Leaders and some lovely Duke of Edinburgh newbies.
Whilst I had a jolly Bimble, a nice sleep in a tent and a giggle with the kids; Blonde One has been doing some pretty impressive juggling (not with balls although there is a whole blog post to write about balls). She has been juggling the diverse needs of two groups of youngsters. Our Bronze DofE first timers needed the usual encouragement, advice and general motivation. Our Young Leaders needed the opportunity to lead, the freedom to make their own decisions and a forum to discuss the implications of those decisions. Somehow (and I am not quite sure how she pulled it off), Blonde One managed to provide all of that for all of our youngsters with complete and utter aplomb.
It was impressive to watch and a privilege to be a part of. Well done Blonde One – very good skills indeed!
Glowingly Yours (not just the sunburn)