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
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
I’m not one for new year’s resolutions. I learnt many many years ago that they’re a recipe for failure. However I am one for goals and dreams. Around about this time last year I blogged about mine and Hubs’s plans for 2014. It was scary to commit my goals to “paper”, and then to share them with the world, but it makes you far more accountable and likely to achieve your goals.… 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 was skimming through Facebook earlier today when a discussion on Christmas cards caught my attention, and it got me thinking, in this day and age is there still a place for Christmas cards? How many people actually still send physical paper Christmas cards?
So the gist of the discussion was this: on the one hand, a lovely lady I know was saying she loves writing personal messages, in fountain pen, on the Christmas cards she sends out; on the other hand another lady said she preferred e-cards as they saved time, the environment and could be really nice too.… 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.