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K Ville
A Guiding Life
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using find to find files but ignore lost+found
Because it took me a while to work this out and I know I'll never remember how I did it: e.g. /usr/bin/find /path/to/search/ -name
"myfile_name_in_some_form*.tar.gz"  -not \( -path ".lost+found" -prune
\) -print  -mtime +92 -exec ls {} \; delete my backup f...

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100 years of the Individual
Guiding in my County is now 100 years old . We are progressive, relevant, exciting and bigger than ever and as successful now as we were at the beginning. And yet despite being so relevant to the girls of today, I am sure if we stepped back in time our orig...

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That letter
When I was 7 years old my mother had a very serious operation. I was aware it was serious but I don't recall being massively stressed about it but then my father had always been ill and I expected him to die every day so worry had probably pretty much becom...

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Maze 2017
The theme this year was Sherlock Homes.  So armed with highlighter pen off we went again to find 12 quiz boards. The numbers on the map are not the quiz boards, they are simply number boards that help you work out where the heck you are in relation to the m...

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"I am writing to say thank you"
This is edited extracts of a letter I received from a Ranger.  Sometimes I wonder why I do Guiding, it can be a lot of hard work but sometimes I get a reminder like this of why I do it.  Across the past few years I have been ready to throw in the towel more...

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Cosmic 2017 - Brownies under Canvas
So I don't quite know how it happened but I agreed to take Brownies on a 4 day camp, quite a distance from home to help a fellow Guider/friend out.  I'm sure she used the words "you only have to turn up" at the point where I said yes! But we all know life i...

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Leicestershire Round Completed
At the start of the year I said I would do the Leicestershire Round, and I have done it. I'm proud of myself.  I know it's not a massive achievement in in terms of miles (100) or hills (1 or 2 inclines!)  but so often I sit and think "I would like to do tha...

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Leicestershire Round Round 10 (National Forest)
So, to recap, it was my birthday and I had decided to treat myself with a 24 mile walk on my own to mark the occasion!   I had just finished 12 miles of section 9 of the Leicestershire round and was at Shackerstone expecting to go over a bridge on the steam...

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Leicestershire Round Round 9 (Bosworth Field)
I decided I wanted to get a 60,000 step badge on my fitbit and doing the 2 final sections of the round in one day would do it. So I went alone for the first time. In all the previous sections I had found various walking friends to go along with me.  But I s...

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Leicestershire Round Round 8 (Roman High Cross)
 As I've walked a lot of the round 'out of order' for convenience, it was 2 months+ since finishing section 7 in Frolesworth. But for round 8 I was back again, starting at the (nearly) White House.  I have to admit knowing some of the areas I was going to p...
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