Saturday, 16 June 2012

It doesn't take much

It doesn't take much to make a difference to someone's day.

Take this for an example; this morning moods were delicate in the Mommatwo household. Momma had a hangover - it wasn't good. 

Daddytwo had barely slept because Momma had left him with a teething baby and he had got up at the crack of sparrowfart with the boys. 

Midget Gem had teething, and isn't a fan - and Jellybean was just generally a whinge pot.

Supermarket shopping isn't great on a NORMAL day, but with those added complications it was all beginning to look rather traumatic. 

Then I pulled a pound coin from the dusty depths of my seldom opened purse, plopped both boys on the boat ride and stood back. 

Laughing, singing, more laughing, fun and silliness, and something to talk about for the rest of the day (they don't get out much) and everyone's mood lifted - for a pound. 

One pound was all it took to turn around the day and cheer everyone up.

It isn't a lot - but it can make a difference in a lot of ways, one pound.

You could donate just one pound, if that's all you can, to all kinds of worthy causes right now. 

You could donate one pound to Poppy's Ride - raising funds for Leeds Children's Hospital - an incredible place where tiny, desperately ill babies can be turned into bright, bubbly, giggling one year olds.

You could donate one pound to help sponsor a child in Niger - collaboratively bloggers have now sponsored 8 children and are working to sponsor a great many more - could you donate a pound, or maybe £6 a month, to help them achieve even more? 

You can see from the photos above what a difference a pound made here - here where a pound is nothing. Imagine the difference it can make to the lives of ill children, to their families, to the incredible staff caring for them.

Imagine the difference it could make to a child who has nothing, no education, no clean water, no food. Imagine. 

It's only a pound.

Sat Cap!

Annie at Mamasaurus is, in case you're one of the 12 people in the world who aren't following her, freaking awesome. 

She came up with this little beaut of a meme - Sat Cap - aka Saturday is caption day. 

All you need to do is come up with a caption for the picture below then click on the link above and pop over to Mamasaurus for a peep through all the other entries.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

I won an award!

The terribly, terribly lovely Anne, who blogs at Is Anyone There, has given me this blogging award - the beautiful blogger award no less (blush) which is terribly flattering! 

Thank you so much - I'm very touched that you thought of me! 

The rules of the award are:

1.Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog
2.Tell seven facts about yourself.
3.Nominate seven worthy people for the award and let them know

I did the first above - but will do so again, with huge gratitude, because it's so kind.

Seven facts about me:

1: I really like pickled things. The stronger the better.
2: I am addicted to blue extra chewing gum. Following point 1 this is probably a good thing.
3: I panic about things internally ALL. THE. TIME. 
4: I have theme music playing in my mind when I walk. It changes a lot, but is generally loud. Today it was Foo Fighters. 
5: I want to get lots more tattoos but promised my husband not to.
6: Few things baffle me more than people thinking I'm wrong.
7: I still don't really understand blogging and am making this up as I go along.

The people I nominate are listed below - they are all wonderful.

1 - SAHDandproud - one of my favourite humans. Next weekend I will meet him in actual real person, and lick him in the face.
2 - Motherscuffer - because her blog is pretty and so is she. Next weekend I will share a bed with her! 
3 - Home_To_Roost because her blog is filled with pretty things and I get to work with her almost every day - and she dresses better than me.
4 - Mammywoo - beautiful, inside, outside, in every way
5 - Benwakeling - because he will blush when someone calls him beautiful
6 - Rachelgully - because I want her to believe me that she's beautiful
7 - Margotbloom - because just as I wrote this post she tweeted a pic of herself with a Sainsbury's bag on her head.

Thank you Anne!