I know this is a serious amount of cheating but this picture is just too adorable not to post!
This is my Dad and a little boy he met when he and my sister were out in Uganda with her charity Hope For a Child.
The picture was taken by my sister so I can’t take the credit for it but I think it is lovely and it gives me the chance to link to her brilliant charity again!
Tonight The Mister and I went to a charity quiz with my parents, my aunt and uncle and Stef. It was a really well run quiz supporting my sister’s charity, Hope For a Child.
This is my Auntie Josie, my cousin Stef and my Mum. This is the sort of photo you get when you say you are going to take a photo and suggest ‘chins up’!!!
We didn’t do too badly in the quiz and we came fourth. Basically we didn’t show ourselves up too much!
Tonight The Mister and I went to a quiz in aid of Hope For a Child My sister is one of the directors of this charity and Hope for a Child do a brilliant job. Their aim is to support people in Uganda into sustainable living and empower them to be able to look after themselves. There is more info on their website if you want to have a further read.
The quiz was good…. made even better by the fact that we had the jammiest ever last round and guessed a couple of the last few questions and we won. On the picture we are third from the bottom, the team rather appropriately called ‘The Basket Cases’. We didn’t get a massive prize, but winning was what counted!
Today my Mum, sister and Auntie Josie did World Aid Walk. It is a 20km walk raising money for 6 charities, including my sister’s charity Hope for a Child. This photo is us with our completion medals before we went for a well-deserved coffee!
It was a lovely walk, going right through the centre of the island from town, turning right at the coast, and pretty much following it all the way through back to town. We were lucky with the weather, it was mostly sunny and clear and we only had a few drops of rain as we walked in to Market Square to complete our walk. If anyone still wishes to donate please click here.
The only downside is that I am in absolute agony now. My hips seemed to go into spasm about 15kms in and, even following a hot bath they are monumentally painful. I hope they feel better tomorrow as The Mister and I are going to a 1940’s ball. I can’t wait!
Here is my parents’ beautiful box for Abandoned. I am thinking that it might be perfect for when they get old. Much cheaper than a nursing home. We can just stick them in the garden or something. As long as Dad has his hanging baskets he will be fine!
The weekend after next, whilst I am sleeping in my comfy bed with my cat, my sister, brother-in-law and my parents, along with a couple of hundred other people will be sleeping in a cardboard box at the Vale Castle in Guernsey. This is all in aid of the charity Hope for Child that my younger sister helped to establish and now works for part time.
I gather from my Mum that Dad has been creating them an epic double box for them to sleep in… and I think Mum is even intending to add curtains to make it even more plush. I am still amused that my sister has managed to persuade them to do it, and it sounds like a lot of fun. It is all in aid of an amazing cause and I hope they raise a whole stack of cash which will go to help those less fortunate and make a real difference in people’s lives.