Wednesday 20 July 2011

Going Postal: Postcards from Guide Camp (2)

Another couple of memories-on-a-postcard in my collection of Postcards from Guide Camp. The top one describes how we made s'mores...

"For Guides: 2 digestive biscuits, 3 marshmallows, 5 chocolate buttons. Leader special: 3 digestive biscuits, marshmallows and chocolate: unlimited. Leave in campfire embers wrapped in foil until gooey".

The second is about my favourite time at the dark. For Guides, that means running around in the woods with torches, shrieking as people jump out at you and looking for the reflective silver stars we hid earlier. It means huddling around a campfire in camp blankets, singing silly songs, toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate. Perfect.

(It also means explaining that there really aren't any flying red ants and that the reason the moths are fluttering against the tent is because they won't turn off their torches...but that's another story for another postcard.)

I stuck more to the traditional postcard form here, highlighting key works in mini alphas. That October Afternoon Rocket Age paper was perfect! And it was a fun picture to take, using the bulb setting on my camera while the Guides waved their torches. When I projected this photo on a screen at Guides last week, it was quite surreal to hear the girls squeal, "Oooh, that's me!". Some of the other girls were a bit non-plussed...

Kisses xxx

P.S. Off to see Harry Potter tonight. Fabcakes! Have stocked up on Lime Flavour Dorritos especially.

P.P.S. This is another post in the Going Postal Series. Hop over to Julie Kirk's blog to see some more inspiration and visit the Pinterest Board for lots of postal themed lovlies :D


  1. I still think this format is genius and you are very good at it!!!! :D Lovely choice of supplies as well!

  2. All pinned now. Great examples of your project idea. I guess it's 'Postcards from Hogwarts' next then?

    Thanks for joining in!

    Julie :-)

  3. Lovely postcards, especially the stamps xx

  4. I'm having a catch up after being away - love what you have been doing for Julie's postal extravaganza!

  5. Brilliant again Miss :) I'm looking forward to camp so much after seeing these, bringing back all of the memories of my first camp last year :)