My week started with an amazing evening in Heywood – Crimble Croft Brownies’ Got Talent – and they certainly do! It was absolutely brilliant. The girls had worked really hard to rehearse and seemed to perform their wide variety of acts without any nerves at all. Julie Holt, Division Commissioner and I were the judges and had the tricky task of choosing the winners. The evening was coordinated by the Young Leaders who filmed the girls and acted as compares. It was the perfect example of girl-led guiding. Well done Crimble Croft!

The Team Chairs, Assistant County Commissioner and I got together on Wednesday to share news of what everyone has been up to and discuss what’s in the pipeline. Our County Planning Day will be on Saturday 5 September – all the County Advisers are invited to come along and put plans in place for county trainings and events for 2016. If you have anything you would like to have included, please let me know.

A non-guiding event last night took me to Wardle Academy to see Les Mis√©rables. Well, I say ‘non-guiding’ but in fact I recognised loads of guides and senior section members in the cast, and helping marshal the event too. It was an incredible performance and everyone involved should be really proud of themselves.