I have been volunteering with the Brownies for over a year, and tonight is the night that I make my Brownie promise. I’m quite excited about it as I’m making it during a visit to Coats Observatory in Paisley – one of my favourite places ever. Check out the photo above of the observatory taken in 1890!! I LOVE their clothes, and I love their expressions too! The observatory still looks the same, although the town has been built up around it.
I wonder if you noticed my Brownie name, Starry Owl. You may be thinking that there is no such owl, and guess what – you’re right! It was decided that we let the girls choose my name and following suggestions like ‘Cheryl Cole owl’ and ‘Fluffy Owl’ I realised something had to be done. The week before we officially chose my name I dropped hints about how much I like the moon and the stars, and how my wee kitten was called Luna, French for moon…. and low and behold one clever girl suggested Starry Owl. Why thank you, I’ll take that!! He he. So you see, it is quite fitting that during the last stage of our Brownie pack completing their Star Gazing badge we visit the observatory, and it is here with great delight that I pledge my allegiance to the Brownie guide law, and that is to think of others before myself. I think I mostly do that at the moment. But I will try to be nicer to people and do at least ONE good deed EVERY day.