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I wish I did break that glass… I want some macaroons 😦

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VenMX Hiking

venMX hiking

 

There is this (supposedly) annual camp for venturers called VenMX. I say supposedly because it was cancelled last year… but I took this 2 years ago (yes I was again reminiscing through old memories) and man it was a fun camp.

Mainly because my friend Brandy and I were the only people from our group so we were put with 4 boys from another area and we had a super fun 50km or so, probably the best scenery I have ever seen on a hike. At one point we climbed up a rock face to find a full 360 degree view of the Great Dividing Range. Not like Australia’s mountains are really that great anyway :/

So yeah this is a picture I took mid hike, of a rather nice view of whatever hill/mountain/part of the range it is.

Pancakes and Open Day

Pancakes and Open Day

Today was scout Open Day at my local group. So this morning my best friend came over and I payed him in pancakes to help me out in controlling the scouts/talking to interested parents about scouting for the day. He was only mildly impressed with my pancake stack…

Overal the open day was a great success ^_^ I lead the damper base where we started a fire (the cub scouts were so helpful in finding firewood for us) and basically took advantage of every child’s inner pyromaniac. David (my scouty friend) and I showed parents and hopeful future scouts most of our event badges we could find and put on display, explaining the meaning behind each one, and watching the parents say to their kids, ‘see? If you go through with it you can get all these and remember the stories behind them.’ Which was adorable. After that we had a giant game of tug-of-war with scouts v cubs, youth v leaders, and david v me (we were the only venturers). Who won? Me of course 😀

Just like yesterday, today was a good day.

Pillow Forts

Pillow Forts

I had the craziest day today, all with venturers.
– Go to Magistrates Court with Bek and Zach
– Watch several biker gang members get prosecuted for possession of loaded guns
– Watch drugos openly lie about not knowing about their possession of xanax
– Watch a creeper call the judge ‘your majesty’ instead of ‘your magistrate’ even when you are supposed to say ‘your honour’
– Watch another 5-6 cases over the 2 hours when we were in court… why you ask? For a badge of course
– Spend another 5 hours window shopping for the perfect birthday present for our fellow venturer, Brandy.
– Attend Brandy’s surprise birthday party at one of the scout dens
– Build mattress fort
– Receive 3 badges for being an awesome venturer scout
– talk to new venturers to find out that in the (younger) scout group and cub group that the scout named of Muffin is a local legend.

So apparently I am a legend within the scouting community?
Today was a good day 😀

Lonely Park

Lonely Park

It’s overcast today, not many people about. I took a bet to myself that the local park will be empty, I won. The trees in my area are so old and beautiful, they remind me of the fractal system, always continuous and ongoing, also the perfect shade for any park ^_^

By the way mylocal park is next door… My neighbours are trees!

Yay Australia ^_^

Yay Australia ^_^

All of what you thought about Australia is true… jokes. Mind you in this particular town, Woodgate, the local kangaroos raid the place at precisely lunch time (around 11ish), maybe the grass is juiciest then? Who knows. But yeah, whoever’s house has the greenest grass is sure to be bombarded with kangas. Just another day in the life of a typical Australian… well Woodgatian, you don’t see many of these in the city. But all foreigners with a fear of spiders? They are everywhere, country and city. I looked in the cupboard today to find a red back spider, very venomous, what to do? Put it in a tupperware container and leave outside to scurry away and find a new home, away from my baked beans please.

~funny story~ As a kid we went to a town called Port Douglas (very pretty, next to great barrier reef) and my friend and I convinced some americans every member of the Australian royal family has their coronation at this tiny little chapel on the main street of the town. They totally bought it and it was great. 😀

You can say that our imaginary royal family acquired celebrity status with this couple xD

I found a pinecone

I found a pinecone

Tonight was the first scout night of the year for our group. Totally hectic. Mind you most of the kids as soon as they saw me there were hugs all round (it’s so cute to think that they missed me!) ahh t’was adorable. Tonight was dedicated to games and planning of our sign up day for Saturday… like an open day for interested families, we plan of making them all hyper with a fire and damper cold rock style (australian ice cream) where you can add flavours like choc-chips, marshmallows, treacle, milo (oh so much milo). We are all so excited I can’t wait 😀