Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Hautbois pronounced Hobbis


Today I've been to Coltishall in Norfolk with Andy who lives across the road. The reason was to organise and discuss a weekend event that we're going to run in October at Great Hautbois House - the centre for East Anglian Girl Guiding.
It's going to be an environmental awareness event called "Changing the World!"! This is being overseen by The Woodland Trust who asked us to run a Bodgers Camp last summer as part of the Centenary Scout Jamboree which was based at Chelmsford in Essex. 40,000 scouts from all over the world came to that and quite a few had a go on our pole lathes.

Like the young lady below who came from Finland . . .

. . . and my friend Ramon who was from Venezuela.

Hopefully some of them took the idea of using the simple technology back home with them.

The event in October is going to be ladies only so perhaps more genteel - maybe not !?
Andy is going to be doing some shelter-building, fire lighting and survival skills, Will Wall, Vanessa and me will be running the bodger camp, others will be doing willow weaving, tree planting and charcoal burning.
Looks like good fun - I'll report back when it's happened.


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