Well, today was a day when the best intentions were not fulfilled. It was a reasonably pleasant day here in the north of England; there was no snow, a bit of fog, a bit of black ice, a bit of rain – just like a summer day really. The not so good news is that yet again there was too much going on to allow us the chance of going for a walk. The morning was taken up with taking down the Christmas decorations and the afternoon with sorting out a few jobs that we had been putting off over the holiday.
So, the good news? Well, Rosie spent part of the afternoon talking to a few people who are prepared to offer goods or services that might be transferred into raffle prizes or which can be auctioned for cash at some later date. This evening we went to our local pub and asked the land lady if we could have a function there based on a quiz and a charity auction. She was really accommodating and we have set a date for early March. During the evening we had a chat with a former Lady Mayoress of Kendal who has spent a lot of time raising money for local charities. Her advice was good and she has undertaken to publicise our evening amongst the local community, so that was a positive end to the day.
We also have a Facebook group set up – thanks to some excellent guidance from Rosie Gerrard, our god-daughter. I hope you can find time to visit the site and leave a comment or two and also to visit the justgiving page to see how our fund-raising is progressing. Right, everyone! The final stages of the final Ashes test are about to start and you wouldn’t want me to miss the humiliation of the Aussies would you?
Thanks for calling in to see how we are getting on. Will talk again soon.