Switzerland: Arriving in the sun, but not for long!


After the longest 24 hours in history, confined to a small seat, with very little leg room….


We arrive and its sunny! The girls make themselves at home.


Gill phones home…what a view!


We decided to go for a walk and explore the town, but the heavens open and out come the waterproofs!

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Rachel feeling left out as the rest of our unit just happens to have a Geography related degree. She’s pretending to have one too! (at least she looks the part!)


Francesca (being a flood risk analyst) thought this river was the best thing ever! We all had a lesson on the different river courses and the second one being a braided river channel.

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Back to our Chalet just in time for the rain to stop and a rainbow to come out… beautiful!



Guides march around Henley – In remembrance

After a morning of ironing, polishing and layering up. The remembrance parade in Henley on Thames today, was one to remember and the weather wasn’t too cold either. The guides looked very smart. We are such proud leaders!


The girls lining up and getting ready for the start of the parade.

Guiders – Getting an unfair rap

We realised this weekend at the volunteer fair that “Guiders” seem to have a bad reputation in terms of being boring, set in our ways and a generally bit sad – and we just don’t think that’s the case!

I personally have done more exciting things as a leader than as a guide and have set goals and achieved challenges that I would never have done if I wasn’t involved in guiding. We, as Henley Guiders would like to get more women involved in guiding and to give people a better idea of what we do!

Enjoy reading!

Henley Guiders