I totally missed Mother’s Day in the UK this year so I’ll be celebrating my mum in a couple of weeks when it’s Mother’s Day in Mauritius and France. In the run-up to this special day my emails and social media news feeds are filling up with gift suggestions and offers.… Read more
Those of you in / from the UK will know all about the Comic Relief and Sport Relief charity. For those of you who don’t have a clue what I am talking about, they are a UK charity that has been raising money since 1985 to tackle the root causes of poverty and social injustice in the UK and across the world (50% of the money goes to help those in the UK and 50% around the world – principally Africa).… Read more
It was about 6 o’clock in the evening and for once the news was on. My 8 year old daughter was sitting next to me, and she watched with me as families in Budapest tried desperately to get on to a train.
“What’s going on?” she asked me. “Why won’t they let them get on the train?… Read more
Around this time last year I donned a red onesie, a top hat and a moustache and I walked around London in the cold, wind and rain for over 8 hours to raise money for Sport Relief via Team Honk. The weather was miserable and my body ached with the effort, but it was so worth it when we saw that our team had raised over £3,000 for the sports version of Comic Relief.… Read more
Today is International Women’s Day #iwd2014, and to celebrate this fact 3 incredible women are in Tanzania, right now, meeting female entrepreneurs who have received support from last year’s Comic Relief donations.
You may remember me talking about a national blogging effort called “Team Honk” (the force behind my 15 mile walk round London for Sport Relief on my birthday), well behind it are these 3 inspirational women: Annie from Mammasaurus, Tanya from Mummy Barrow and Penny from A Residence.… Read more
Or in other words the craziness that was Honkopoly/London’s leg of Team Honk Relay.
The evening before D Day saw me zooming across south London on the tube with L, dressed as a cat, (I was in my onesie in preparation for the big day) to collect the baton from Stephanie from Was this in the plan?… Read more
In a couple of weeks, on the 5th February, it will be my 38th birthday. Now anyone who knows me will tell you that my birthday is all about the celebrations, no matter what age I am, be it a lovely dinner out, a boozy night at the pub with lots of friends or a big house party.… Read more
I’m going to make this short and sweet, and I’m not going to go into the politics of Syria.
There are people there, who need help. Urgently. So whether you agree or disagree on the politics, please do something for the people there who need your donations.
Today my 66 year old mum, my 37 year old self, my 6 year old daughter and I all did the 5K race for life in Hyde Park in temperatures of around 28-30°C. I also thought it would be a good idea to have my 8 month old baby daughter on my back (just in case I wasn’t already warm enough).… Read more