Thursday, 17 April 2014

Lent Day 25 and BHF

Lent Day 25 (miles behind!) Some fudge and a random wallet for a lovely journalist who patiently waited for my client to decide whether to go ahead with a story we put together!

Took another bag to the British Heart Foundation.

Also bought some biscuit cutters and the obligatory cake for the McBaby at the coffee morning which was in aid of Parkinson's today. As an added bonus, two older gentlemen who I hadn't seen for a while (and was frankly quite worried about) both turned up and we had a nice chat (one of them had a toy penguin for the McBaby which we've named after him). It's not easy being elderly in the cold weather.


Monday, 14 April 2014

Lent day 24 and British Heart Foundation

Another bag of good stuff to the British Heart Foundation - I can see some carpet in the bedroom!

The Lent challenge is way behind. Day 24, I sent some fudge to a lovely lady at PA who used one of my clients in her story about Mother's Day and how mums should ensure they get a bit of "me-time". Thank you!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Dementia Awareness Week - 18th to 24 May.

This year's theme is "Don't Bottle it up" and about how important it is to talk if you're worried that you or someone you know has dementia.

Monday, 31 March 2014

South Bucks Hospice Shop

I spent a couple of years living up the road from this charity shop a few years ago and always find it's easier to hand over my donations to a charity shop that's not part of a chain.

Today's good stuff included some shirts, a new top, some books and crucially, A FUZZY FELT GAME!!

Sport Relief

A week late! How could I have forgotten that my little one put his best foot forward and walked a mile for Sport Relief!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Lent days 20 to 23

Halfway there (woah, living on a prayer!).

20: I'm a few days behind, so Wednesday, day 20 (which was actually Friday) I gave someone a box of chocolates.

21: Then on Thursday, day 21 (which was actually half an hour later on the Friday), I gave someone this book:

The person I gave it to is well-placed to read it, understand it and put it in the hands of people that can benefit from it. It's an amazing book by the incredible Mary Craig (she wrote the best-seller Blessings about her work with Sue Ryder and how this helped her through bringing up one child with gargoylism and one with Down's Syndrome).
Voices from Silence is about a process in which people who have been perceived unable to speak owing to their disabilities are helped to communicate.

22: On Friday, day 22, which was actually Saturday, I noticed that one of our neighbours was moving out. Feeling bad that I had never got to know him, I gave him some peanut brittle and wished him well in his new house. I should really have done that 5 months ago.

23: Later on Saturday, day 23, I collected some of our random bits and bobs such as a new bottle of bubble bath, a beautiful painting of some flowers, a book on Green Living and some children's Thomas the Tank Engine bubble baths and handed them over at the Swap Shop in town. This means, hopefully, some unknown strangers will have picked them up.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

St Nicholas Church in Beedon and Lent days 18 and 19

I bought two cakes at the coffee morning which was all in aid of St Nicholas Church. One for me and one for McBaby. Well, you'd think so, but he scoffed both of them at the same time.

I'm also a few days behind with my Lent challenge as I've been hiding away from human contact. So, a bit late, but day 18 (Sunday) I gave someone a box of chocolates (they were Ferrero Rocher so I was gutted that I didn't have time to stack them into a pyramid) and then I bought a lady a coffee in the café as she had a nice face (day 19 - Monday).

Gosh that makes me sound mad!