First up: I really don’t know what happened to last week – it seemed to sneak by in a flash (if such a thing is possible). If anyone could let me know where it went, I’ll try to catch up with it and see if I can still squeeze a blog post into it…
OK, good and bad… The weekend certainly started off with the latter – Friday morning I misjudged a traffic situation enough to “park” a little bit beyond the back of a car in front of me. Ooops. Only harm done was to metal and other mechanical parts, blessedly, even if we spent some time at the site with emergency/doctorish people on the phone because the guy in the other car seemed to maybe be a bit sore in the neck and better safe than sorry in case of something that could be a whiplash.
So even if the iPod/phone problem from last post has been sorted, that whole thing is parked at the Citroën garage along with the damaged front left corner, awaiting insurance and repair works – and I have a loaner C3 to drive in. There is both 12V power and an AUX plug – but I cannot seem to get the radio to switch source to AUX…
Anyway – the rest of the weekend was much better! A scouting weekend, in the form of what we call an “education market”. 38 2-4 hour modules of training for scout leaders across 23 topics ranging from “Fire in a 100 different ways” over “GPS – teach it to your scouts” to “Mastering the activity database”. But also higher-brow (well…) topics such as “Safe from harm” on dealing with bullying and – what yours truly spent the weekend on as Instructor – “Appreciative Inquiry based leadership”.
A lot of talking and cosy get-together with probably just short of 200 scout leaders from all over the country, our three-man team teaching for altogether 8 hours, a 2-hour very good session on exchanging experiences, problems, ideas and good times with other troop scout leaders – and a decent, albeit not impressive, amount of quality time with my beloved down-filled sleeping bag. Summary: Time well spent and came back happy but tired.
The photo up there is from early Saturday evening – later in the night we had rain. But actually, as long as you know that the tent is a good enough one and it’s set up well enough, rain on the outside of a tent is actually a quite nice and calming sound.
Not much music list – the morning radio programmes’ selection didn’t really agree with me – but at least a bit from before leaving the house:
Do I Wanna Know – Arctic Monkeys
Lose Yourself To Dance – Daft Punk
Burning Down The House – Tom Jones & The Cardigans
Murder on The Dancefloor – Sophie Ellis Bextor
Photo by me