Thursday, 27 October 2016


Well the chat n snap would not be complete without the snapping up of an item or two for the dolls.I will dress my dolls in their new, clothes soon but the Brownies are insisting on keeping their uniforms on a little longer!

This year I was very good and stayed within my budget!

 But firs these are my two wins from the raffle , I was very happy to get both of these outfits.

Despite Judith's plans to see me live on beans on toast for the rest of the year I manged to resist and it was hard, the many lovely baby outfits she had on sale but did just treat the babies to a couple of items.

 a closer look, at the lovely hippo set and dog set.

I also picked up a dress that was in Judith's reduced box.

From Ginny I bought , two baby coats, I'd ordered in advance, a sweet cat print dungaree set, that was very popular and a lovely liberty print blouse.

From Michelle I bought two pairs of crops /trousers, these will fit Sasha as cropped trouser or the babies/toddlers as full trousers and we also found out they will fit the Wichtel dolls too!
plus six of her lovely necklaces.

She had so many different styles it was hard to chose just six.

 the other three.

These two sweet cardigans came from Jane Woodwards sales table. The beautiful golden mustard one is for one of my non Sasha dolls.
I would have loved to have bought something from everyone but fund would not allow and the nice thing is I can contact any of the sellers and place an order direct or see if a certain item did not sell and buy it then,

So for me a very well behaved buying day. But I plan to save up for next years and not spend most of the money before it arrives... honest!! :)


Wednesday, 26 October 2016


The Jamboree !

Some of the Cubs had brought along their handmade wooden canoe , one of the guides was discussing just where the nearest river was, so they could go for a paddle!

Lots of the girl scouts stood around the picnic table waiting to see what was coming up for lunch! A little Rainbow and her helper also came along to see just what those bigger kids get up to at a jamboree!

Hattie kept a close eye on all that was happening ready to defuse any trouble or squabbles! Laura along with mini cub scout Clemence  assisted her.

Some of the brownies took notes on what was going on for their magazine, The Guiding Light and had  a typewriter ready to dash off a hot news story!

"Whats this? is someone after the Bear Cub??? "

The Milton Keynes Brownie troop were trying to get people to guess the name of the bear , however they set their stall down right in the middle of the Brown Owl circle ! " Guess the bears name !" called one of the MK brownies
"Toast " said one of the Village Brownies sitting in the circle
"What sort of a names that? " asked the MK brownie
" Well it's what you'll all be if you don't move your table out of this circle! "
One of the MK Guides fainted at that point ! While the others grumbled and gathered up their table muttering.. " really you only had to say "
" I quite like the name Toast for the bear " muttered another

At last the MK Bletchley troop moved and the circle was complete . So the girls wondered what happens now? They were all quite new to being brownies , the owl on the toadstool looked back
" Did that owl just shrug his shoulders.. I mean wings? " demanded Claudia
" Sorry I was daydreaming " said another brownie " can Owls shrug? "
The Owl said nothing.....

The MK Bletchley troop were discussing when to announce the winner of the name the bear competition but were arguing as to whether Toast was a bonafide entry !

The Jamboree was buzzing with the sound of youngsters chatting and enjoying meeting up and swapping stories.

 a few more photos.

Clemence the one and only CUB scout attending....

We even had a Studio Brownie and a Course girl Brownie in attendance !

Hattie would like to thank all those who gathered up their Brownies, Cubs, Scouts and Rainbows to attend the Chat N Snap Jamboree.

Such well turned out children a joy to see.