Friday, 24 October 2014

Miriam Dean Fund

More than 24 hours of travelling home from our hols but I'm still ready for the Thursday coffee morning. This week's was in aid of the Miriam Dean Fund raising money for relief in South India. I picked up this cute crafting magazine (I'll enjoy flicking through this, imagining making things and then never doing so)*

I also got to meet MrT who told me an intriguing story about a vase he bought from a jumble sale for 20p which he then sold at auction for £400+. Which got me wondering......

*Don't worry. Cake was eaten too.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Shower gel

Inspired by my recent visit to the autumn fair at the day centre where I saw a lovely man that I'd not seen for ages, I decided to try to get to my usual Thursday morning coffee morning for the first time since May. My old friend (the one who might be pictured back in the blog somewhere having paid 50p for 50 shades of grey), was there and so astonished to see me that he bought me some shower gel. I won't take that personally!


Will Aid

November is Will Aid month, where you can get your Will drawn up by a local solicitor in return for a voluntary donation to charity - I did this a few years ago. Probably time to take advantage of this offer and update it though!

During Will Aid month participating solicitors won't charge you for writing a basic Will. Instead, they will invite you to make a donation to Will Aid's nine charities. The suggested voluntary donations are £95 for a single Will, or £150 for a pair of 'mirror' Wills.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Swish, swish, swish!

If there's one thing that makes my heart sing out more loudly than a jumble sale, it's a clothes swapping event! All of the joy of getting something new to wear, without having to queue for hours listening to people drone on about X Factor, and being elbowed in the ribs!

After seeing this poster about a clothes swap event in my town in aid of the British Heart Foundation, my mind started ticking through the clothes I have. If you see me in real life, you'll know that I don't own many outfits!

I finally chose a colourful raincoat that I bought but never wore and a French Connection skirt that is a size 10 and was last worn by me at university. I know my mum spent a fortune on it, so I never had the heart to get rid of it. Nor the motivation to lose weight, it seems.

I took the McBaby, who enjoyed hiding in the clothes racks and trying to steal cake from pretty ladies, while I set to work having paid £1 per swap ticket. Eventually, I found two pretty dresses, both quite similar while the McBaby popped balloons everywhere he went.

I (s)wish there were more of these events, but here's a handy website