9 May 2014
We have two cats now, Whiskey and Vino, and they settled in almost immediately. I've grown up with cats. It's been close to 10 years since Ginger passed on and I'm glad to have cats driving me crazy again.
The Scout troop is growing. When I first took over there were only 4 Scouts and the parents of 3 of those were leaders of the group's Beavers or Cubs. We are now up to 7, with at least one more joining in a couple of weeks (when the family get back from holidays). Combine that with 3 more coming up from Cubs in September and 5th Douglas is going to have a healthy Scout Troop.
Tomorrow we are taking part in Jamboree on the Trail. JOTT is an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together. The Scouts in the Isle of Man are going from Douglas to Peel (if you know the island), a total of 10.5 miles. The average age of the troop is 11 (only one is older at 14) and this will be the farthest hike any of them have done (the Cubs are doing 5 miles), so this may get interesting;
"Can we stop for a rest?
"We just started 15 minutes ago."
I must be a glutton for punishment. I'm thinking about starting another blog (possibly hosted on a personal domain) focused on programming and development. Info when available. I can sleep on the weekend, just not this weekend. I'm busy.
4 April 2014
Tuesday evening (1st April) I was at an evening of Scout Leader training. The modules covered the Scouting fundamentals and working with other adults. It was a great night and actually learned things, which is always important when designing a training course I understand.
Tonight the family is making a visit to Pets at Home (there are other pet supply stores....) to get the things we need for tomorrow. Last Saturday we visited the Ard Jerkyll, which is home of the Manx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) and applied to adopt 2 cats, Whisky and Vino. Tomorrow they come home.
Sunday I'm in training again, First Aid and I've already have 5 things booked over the next two weeks, before Scouts start up again after the Easter break (2 weeks).
It's OK, I have lots of time to rest when I retire....one day.
1 April 2014
Not to suggest that nothing has happened, but...
- I'm in the same job I was to start in my last entry
- I still run The Scout Association - Isle of Man website at manxscouts.com
- I've gone from just doing the website, but am now the Media Development Manager for TSA - IOM
- I am now the Scout Leader for 5th Douglas. The Troop was with out an SL recently and offered to take over as SL.
26 June 2011
Tomorrow I start my new job (“Yea for me”). It’s a company I was already familiar to me, which is also a new experience. I’m both excited and nervous; excited about new challenges, but nervous about new challenges (I hope that clarifies it). I’m hope to blog about the new job as it progresses.
At the same time as starting a new job I’ve also taken on a new project. The website of the Isle of Man Scout Association is currently down and without a webmaster. My son is in the 5th Douglas Scouts and I volunteered to take over the site (seemed like a good idea at the time <smile>. It looks like I’m not going to be in it alone though, there’s another volunteer. More details as the site is developed.
27 August 2010
24 August 2010
Post more tonight on how it went when I'm home alone (not Home Alone as in the movie of course...).
5 July 2010
I can’t believe that I’m moving to the Isle of Man in 2 months…need to start packing. I’ve given notice at work (my replacement started today) and to the landlord, so I guess it’s too late to change our mind now.
After going thru Internet withdrawal for 4 months I’ve been spend far too much time on the computer, but that’s par for the course for me (I can read the report card now “Must try harder”). I’ve spent a little time on the format for the blog (still needs work I think, but needs entries more).
Just a quick note today, post soon (promise).