Our friends Chris and Mrs Chris are due to arrive fairly soon and we shall all be heading off for a pub lunch with 30-40 other past leaders in the Scouts. At the last lunch, one of the chaps was organising a collection for something to be done to the local camp site. As I passed my donation he muttered something about Brighton Lions never giving to the Scouts. I pretended not to hear as I didn't think it the appropriate moment for a discussion.
After some thought I realised that Brighton Lions have not given money to the Scouts for many years - but the Scouts haven't asked for our help anyway. Each member of Brighton Lions is allowed to nominate one charitable cause a year to receive a donation of £100 and I had almost decided that my £100 donation would be to the Scouts. I thought I would just dig a little deeper first and it was then I found that the Scouts had more money than the Lions! David was astonished when I rang him with the news that there was more than £60,000 sitting in the bank and they didn't need £300 from the Lions. He determined to ask a few questions. I wonder if he will mention it this lunch time.
There is a picture in this morning's paper of a waterfall in Yosemite. I can't match that, but here is Yosemite's Siesta Lake.