AGE was not a barrier for former politician Adi Sainimili Dyer as she joined Girl Guides around the country during the opening of their annual camp in Labasa earlier this week.
Adi Sainimili joined her other Guide friends on Tuesday as they sang songs and enjoyed each other's company sharing about their experience as Guides back in the days.
"One of the experiences that I will never forget is my experience with The Queen during the 80s," she said.
"I was on a scholarship and was schooling at Sussex when we were invited to the celebrations of The Queen's birthday in London.
"I was also the commissioner of the Western Girl Guides Association back then and I got the shock of my life when I was approached by a Paige from Buckingham Palace with an invitation to The Queen's Birthday celebrations banquet at the palace."
Adi Sainimili said what followed was something that would always have a special place in her memory.
"It was a grand banquet fit for royalty and I got the chance to meet The Queen in person.
"I shook hands with The Queen and accorded her the iTaukei way of respect by sitting down and clapping as a sign of respect.
"Today, as I came for the opening of the camp, I am wearing the same brooch that I wore to the banquet and I am proud to be a Girl Guide for life."