Busy, busy

8 Oct

It’s been a busy few hours here at TKOE HQ.

I mentioned yesterday that we’ve got some new designs underway, so we’ve been getting quotes and haggling over the fine details of design. Sue, TKOE’s webmeister, will be putting the new tea towel picture up in the next couple of days so you can pre order if you want. Because everyone needs new tea towels. Don’t you. I’ll let you know when it’s there.

Next Saturday, if you’re in Gloucester, just wander on down to Longlevans Community Hall where there’s a sale in aid of TKOE. Rosie knew all about this one and was very enthusiastic about it. In fact, it was in her list of things she was going to get strong enough to go to.   We’ll be there with TKOE goods , including some special jewellery not available on the web, and some very nice plants, courtesy of Trudy and Andrew. And there’s going to be lots of other lovely stuff there as well.

We need some thoughts on charities to donate to. TKOE has had so many sales and donations in the last month that we are going to be able to make four or five donations. The Forget me Not Trust and the research fund which is specifically for research into treatment for young people with the type of cancer Rosie had, are two. Have you got any suggestions for the others. It has to be for organisations who help family and friends of those affected by cancer.

Now, it’s Saturday night, so I’m off for a bit of rest and relaxation. Before I do though, I thought I’d show you what happened to all the flowers people bought to Rosie’s celebration. As we move the flower petals to make compost, there’s a beautiful selection of seed heads, lavender, Scottish thistles, rosemary, sedums and rose hips which are making a lovely autumn display. And don’t worry, we’ve not forgotten about the headstone. Toby and we are working out what we want, so at the moment there’s a tasteful wood and silver marker.


14 Responses to “Busy, busy”

  1. Trudy Robertson. October 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    Hi Jo,Chris. Those flowers look beautiful.Great to meet you today.Enjoy your rest.Sounds like you are going to be busy.I will be buying some more Tea towels they are brill,use my most days.

  2. celia butler October 8, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    Beautiful photo Jo. What a lovely idea it was to have all of those natural posies, and to maintain this stunning display. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Great to hear that there have been so many donations to TKOE, Rosie would be so pleased. Will have a think about some possible charities.
    And very pleased to hear that you’re having a bit of a break this evening. You definitely need to keep those batteries recharged with everything going on at the moment.
    Love to you all. x

  3. Pip Armstrong October 8, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    How’s about the McMillan Nurses who I know did a magnificent job and Clic Sargent too, did you see the chap who founded it on Pride of Britain the other night, they have raised something like £21 million since they started and particularly focus on providing home from home accommodation for families of children who are being treated a long way from home, brilliant organisation 🙂
    The grave looks lovely by the way x

  4. Debs October 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Hi there,
    I’m not really sure how to begin this, so…my mum has stage 4 ovarian cancer, and I’ve just spent all day reading every single post in this wonderful, strong, blog and relaying bits of it, which has helped us a lot. We really think it should be published (maybe the money could be used for that?) – I can’t put into words how much it’s helped. From the big, awful stuff to things like how genuinely upsetting it is to get the wrong sandwich in hospital! You and your legend of a daughter have touched our lives.

    • theknockoneffect October 10, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

      Hi there – and your comment has helped us too, like all the other comments. Welcome to The Knock on Effect and Team Kilburn.

    • Lin October 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

      Welcome on board 🙂 🙂 :)xxxxx

  5. jill Clayton October 9, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    The grave does indeed look utterly beautiful. Last night, I was watching “A History of Ancient Britain.” They were looking at the Gower and uncovering footprints which were 8000 years old! The presenter said: It’s all about survival. I thought of Rosie. Even when we’ve all joined her, who knows what the knock-on effect of her campaign will be?
    Maybe somebody, inspired by her blog, will go on to study medicine and develop the cure for cancer. She will survive.

  6. margaret crisp October 9, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Hi Jo, lovely picture! I very much liked the idea of posies and stripy lollies….what happend to the stripy lollies, though?? Have the gummy bears now been finished?
    Great that more designs are being sorted out – and that you have money for more donations…and as Jill says, Rosie could well have inspired someone to find a cure for cancer.

  7. Pip Armstrong October 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    The trouble with cancer is that it isn’t one disease and as such there isn’t one cure because unfortunately there isn’t one cause. I do however think that as we have done for years, anybody who reeeeally wants to help should consider a (small) monthly direct debit to Cancer Research because as they say, every little helps 🙂
    Sorry Jo didn’t realise when I wrote my last post that you have already sent some lolly to Clic Sargent, must pay more attention but in view of what I’ve just said maybe you might send some to Cancer Research instead? x

  8. Michelle October 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    I’ve just voted for Hope and so has Steve.
    Love the flowers etc Jo, makes it look lovely and cheerful.
    Keep up with the R&R, take time out whenever you need it.
    And I’m so looking forward to the tea towels!
    Mic, just back from Bonny Scotland 🙂

    • jill Clayton October 10, 2011 at 9:55 am #

      Talking of cancer research and different types of cancer, I’ve just finished 5 years on the IBIS II programme, which gives women at high risk of breast cancer a small tablet which is either a placebo or anastrazole. It also means very thorough screening. I think they are still recruiting so if you are a post-menopausal female with a mother or sister who had breast cancer, look it up.
      Apologies for introducing a tangent.

  9. Helen & Harrie October 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    The flowers look beautiful. I am so glad that you decided to share the picture with TKOE followers. Thankyou xxx

  10. barbara October 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    The grave looks lovely.How is Toby coping?

  11. Chloe Taylor-Jones October 12, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    The grave looks beautiful – when I came back to Herefordshire I went to visit and felt guilty (silly) that I hadn’t brought any flowers with me but the wildflowers were still so pretty it didn’t need any more.


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