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Monday, 19 May 2014

Fossil Free Future (2014-05-19)

Whilst people arrived Debbie led the choosing and playing of Dead Ants.

A lot of people attended, but we still held a News Circle, even though Tim had forgotten the biscuits! Tessa went badger watching in Wytham Woods on Friday; Iona played football yesterday; Feya went strawberry picking on Saturday; so did Rayan; Izzy went to a great party for her dad in a barn; Lena helped at the Wallingford Food Festival; Kique had No News; Ivo had a nose bleed in karate and has a Messi football sticker (very rare); Joe did a fourteen lap fun run in Cutteslowe Park; Xanthe played croquet; Millie-Maye is excited that her birthday is soon and may have her ears pierced; Connie's brother's toe nail fell off at Dancing; Millie planted carrots in her own vegetable patch; Debbie showed us the skirt she made for Millie, she is now making a dress; Al is starting a new job tomorrow; John went to Wood Festival; so did Mati who got three glitter tattoos; Imogen climbed a tree in flip-flops and slipped and scraped her ankle; Molly watched Frozen and sang us 'Let it go' supported by Natty; Arran is back from his travels in Sri Lanka where he stroked a baby elephant and Morocco where he played with wild baby tortoises; Jay played football on Saturday; Daniel got crystals from Wood Festival; Oliver listened to music and got a wooden sword at Wood Festival; Ellen, a District Fellow at Oxford University, joined us to tell us about climate change; Dylan is up in arms that the line painters have painted a rounders pitch on the football pitch at school; Magnus went to Wood Festival and chipped wood which was as exciting as watching teachers do maths; Natty brought in a Speckled Wood butterfly he had caught; Polly showed us a model dog in its home which she bought at Wood Festival; Matilda went to her cousin's and then to the London Aquarium and hopes to go to the London Eye for her birthday treat; Pip met a creeper, a spider and a skeleton for the first time in Minecraft; Tim is tired due to staying up too late doing a parquet floor.

We discussed whether to play outside or do our tee shirts and which to do first. There was a rush for outside.

We came back in and Ellen led a session on Climate Change.

Tim gave out the Tee Shirts from last week, please wear them if you go to the March on May 31st, meeting at Radcliffe Camera.

We held our Closing Circle.

Leaders: Ellen, Tim, Debbie
Helpers: Al, Lizbeth
Elfins: 24
Pioneers: 2

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Tee Shirt Making (2014-05-12)

We played Dead Ants as people arrived.

We held a News Circle: Flora made a house for a Fimo creature she made; Connie has been making a Minpin house; Rayan is now at level four in swimming; Ranna is pleased that Rayan now has a bike; Daniel went to the cinema on Saturday; Olly had two friends over after school and they went to the park; Annie, a pioneer, joined us as a helper; Xanthe had her ears pierced last Monday; Debbie made Millie a skirt; Millie is going to do Sleeping Beauty at Ballet with Xanthe; Izzy went to Pizza Express for her mum's birthday and went to a museum; Lena went to the library on Saturday; Kike did a back flip from the sofa; Matilda had her cast off today; Rafiq's cat has had kittens and his tooth came out whilst he was eating a drumstick; Joe demonstrated that he has learnt to do the Worm dance move; Ivo has been studying Anthony Brown's book Into the Forest and he was picked to read out his blurb; Nia has no news; Molly went to Dancing on Saturday; Natty has a Sling Rocket which he showed us; Freya watched a film; Imogen showed us a toy; John went to see Annie Stanton at the Story Museum; Al is organising the Fossil Free Future demonstration; Jude went to the Park with a friend; Dylan had no news; Jay has an Olympic sweat band; Molly has started Rainbow Loom bands; Tessa went to the goldfish bowl and bought two goldfish: Waves and Aqua; Iona had a desk tidy and had to give some stuff away; Tim used all his compost in a new flowerbed.

We decided to play a game of Octopus before starting on the Tee Shirts.

We held a circle to give out the shirts and crayons. Tim explained that the Woodcraft Logo should probably feature and that crayons would have to be shared as we did not have enough for everyone to have their own set.

We held a Song Circle and sang Little Bunny Foo Foo, Black and White, Bumble Bee before launching into Charlie was a Pigeon and a rousing Closing Circle Song.

Leaders: Tim, Debbie, Ranna
Helpers; Jeff, Annie
Elfins: 23
Woodchip: 1