Hello again. Thank you for all your messages. Had fully intended to post some thoughtful and profound New Year blog yesterday. I didn’t because 50% of this part of Team Kilburn is suffering from a TERRIBLE cold, incubated and then passed on from Russ in Southampton. Thanks Russ. So although we had a good New Year time in deepest Wales with the Badger Faced Sheep family (this one is now called Trevor. Or Trefor, I suppose):
once we got back, hot water bottles, pain killers, dressing gowns and bed were all that we were up for doing. Can someone convince me this is a good omen for 2012?
And this means that I now have no idea what my thoughtful and profound blog was, because it was clearly made up during my feverish phase and is now lurking somewhere else and not readily available to my tip-tapping fingers.
Still, what I can say is that we are going to go with two New Years resolutions.
The first is that we are going to make sure we donate blood this year. Sylvie is trying to find a way where she is not too young to do that. She can definitely carry an organ donation card, but that’s not quite the same thing.
And the second is that we are going to aim for TKOE itself and followers raising £20,000 this year, to celebrate Rosie’s 20th birthday. We think it’ll be easiest if we pick 4 charities for people to raise up to £5k each for. That’s £5k per charity, not £5k each person has to raise. Although that would be astounding if we did that. . . . can you imagine. . . .
Now, which charities? Will let you know that in the next day or two – we have a good idea, but just need to check out a couple of things with some others.
All I need now is sneezing to stop; headaches to go; wind to stay below 5 mph until 22.00 tomorrow evening and no, absolutely no rain until then too. Because it’s Rosie’s birthday tomorrow and bonfires don’t work as well indoors.