Monday, September 11, 2006

*i can see a rainbow...*

...and here she is!! Yes, today was Freya's first day at Rainbows - a new pack has been founded in the village, and she was at the inaugural meeting this afternoon, resplendent in her bright red baseball cap and funky polo shirt. I am having to bite my tongue and resist the urge to ask her for a large fries and flame-grilled Whopper...

rainbow freya


She had a fantastic time, came home brimming with enthusiasm, and looking forward to their next meet a week today.

Anja had her second morning in school, this time unaccompanied, and she, too, had a smashing time - she didn't really want to come home at lunchtime, but she was shattered so I think it's probably a good thing that she only did half a day. She's in again on Thursday morning, and then full days next week, every day except Tuesday.

I spent part of the afternoon sanding down the garage doors in preparation for painting them; have chosen a rich burgundy colour to replace the faded green, currently the tattiest doors in the vicinity, but not for much longer, oh NO! Ed and I went to B&Q and Jewsons this morning, and have bought membrane, log roll etc. to spruce up the front, and are taking delivery of a BIG bag of gravel on Wednesday. I can't wait to get it finished - Ed has borrowed his mum's rotivator to get all of the tree roots and weeds out of the patch we're working on. What fun we will have tomorrow, and no distractions either, as we've had notice that our electricity is going to be off between 9am and 4pm - I didn't think they could do that, but evidently they can...wish us luck!!

12 comments:

Cath said...

OMG that is one gorgeous girlie!!!
Good luck with the garage doors!

Maria said...

Funky uniform - Amelia is still moaning that she only gets to wear a tabard and not the whole Rainbows ensemble.

Good luck with the garage and fooh about the electricity xxx

Suebaru said...

Gorgeous photo but your Whopper and fries comment had me wetting myself!

Anonymous said...

get her doing the menial "bob a jobs" soon - slave labour is both the girl 'sguides and burger king definate afinity.

kirsty xx

toya said...

this child need to be in a magazine, she is gorgeous

Samantha said...

Wow - the uniform has changed since I joined the Brownies.

She looks great!

queenofstash said...

wow - how COOL is that uniform?? When I was a sprite we still had berets and sensible brown dresses!

Ibby Bee Quilts said...

You have a beautiful family!

Debbie said...

Hehehehe ROFL at your burger and fries comment darl'!
You do know we'll need to see pics of your "new" garage door.. oh and the rotivator sound fun....what the heck is membrane and what you're gonna do with it- having horrible 'Trauma Uncut' visions here hun?!

Roz Roz said...

good luck hunny, must let us see the garage door when your done, the colour sounds lush.

Mel said...

What a little sweet heart she is! If the staff at our burger king were as sweet and cheery looking as that I might be more inclined to indulge in junk food there!!!! Mel x

Adrienne said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!