Sorry its been a while since I last posted, but it has been a little crazy round here. I have been busy organising Vacation Care for the Winter break, and have been busy dredging Pinterest for some amazing ideas for art craft and other activities. The themes that I have been looking for the most are Down at the farm, winter wonderland, games and not to mention recipes for the cooking that the kids want to do. I have managed to find some amazing stuff, but you will have to wait for about 4 weeks to see the finished product.
One of the days during Vacation Care we will be looking at the work UNICEF does for less fortunate children and what we can do to help. I found some anazing resources on the Australian UNICEF website to use including some truely beautiful photostories. UNICEF Australia have pinterest boards which can be found here. They have awesome fundraising ideas as well as some just plain amazing links. Hopefully the children will be interested in it and want to learn more about advocacy and how they can help others!
I have recently been ‘conned’ into becoming a leader at my former Ranger Guide unit. I know the leader there well and saw her back in September and she was like ‘please’ …we need someone else. So since then I have been um-ing and ah-ing and last Sunday I decided that I would say yes and go back. Its been nearly 8 yrs since I was last involved with Girl Guides, but it feels like nothing has changed, except the girls in the unit. So here begins another interesting journey in my life (and a lot more pinteresting pins and posts)
Once a month on a Tuesday I have a region meeting with all the other ladies that I work with. Over the last couple of months, especially since my pinterest-ing took off, I have been making something new and exciting for them to try at each meeting.
Now let me explain something here. We are nuts about food. We have been planning the food for yesterday since the last meeting, and then again at a special meeting we had to attend last week. But I am starting to dig myself a grave, because now every time we have a meeting they are expecting me to come up with some new exciting item to put on our menu. Now don’t get me wrong I love showing off to them how well I can cook. BUT OMG, I think I will be taking requests very soon.
So getting back to what I was saying, for this meeting I made an Earthquake cake. And I believe it is one not to be messed with! I grabbed the recipe off Pincookie. Now it gives you 2 versions to try. I tried number one, but I have high hope of testing number 2 in the near future (maybe as near as out next meeting). I was lucky enough to actually have a German Chocolate cake mix floating around at home. But I am sure that normal chocolate would work just as well. I also didn’t add the chocolate chips in because I didn’t have them, nor the inclination to drive to the store to get them. It worked perfectly well without it anyways.
It was a hit with all my colleagues. Some of them want it again next time. I’m thinking of trying something different! One friend of mine took some home for her son, who apparently demolished it quite quickly….WOOHOO!
This is what it looked like, nothing fancy, but AMAZING to eat! The photo is a little after we started hooking in for dessert.