9 Feb

So, 100% chance of cold/ice/snow tonight, this wintry February evening. What chance have I got of getting to Birmingham? At least both Cal and Sylv have a day off, so we don’t have to start the day glued to the radio to hear what is happening.

A couple of bits of news to warm the very cockles of your hearts though.

Firstly, big thank you to H.Art who have had a collection for TKOE. This means we now only have to raise £15,986. YAY!!

And secondly, a big thank you to Shailly at Worcestershire and Herefordshire Youth Offending Service who is going to subject himself to terrible indignities in the name of TKOE. We would like pictures please. And video.

What are heart cockles?


P.S I havn’t forgotten about putting up the list of fundraising that we know about – I just got interrupted by Cal’s falling over and didn’t finish it.


5 Responses to “Brrrrr”

  1. SammyJ Powell February 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Enjoying reading the blog updates about the world of TKOE and the Kilburns!

    Haven’t commented recently as had my head stuck in the world of work but spreading the love and successes that Rosie and TKOE have and are achieving! (spelling of that looks wrong but spell checker is telling me otherwise!)

    Haven’t a clue what heart cockles are but i am determined to find out tomorrow! ill report my findings!

    Keep up the bloggs and the good work team Kilburn.

    Big Love always,

    SammyJay (apologise for lack of contact recently!)

  2. Jonquil February 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    So you are over 20% of your £20k challenge already, in only just over a month – brilliant.

    No idea what heart cockles are, but had a cider tasting yesterday evening courtesy of Severn Cider from Awre which started with “Hot and Spicy” cider punch, and that certainly did the trick. has a recipe for cider punch – do you still have any of your pear or apple juice from last autumn?

    • Jo February 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

      Still got some apple juice. The pear juice exploded all over the kitchen.

      • Jonquil February 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

        Ah, I remember that! But still worth trying with the apple juice, I would think, doubling the brandy?

        And your snowdrops are still going strong.

        Not far to go for the 400k hits, too

  3. celia butler February 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    Okay – you did ask! According to WiseGeek:

    The cockles of your heart are more metaphorical than physical, although the phrase can be traced back to 15th century medical beliefs. Unfortunately, the etymological path gets a tad murky after that.

    Under one popular theory, the phrase “cockles of your heart” is derived from the Latin description for the heart’s chambers, cochleae cordis. It is believed that the word ‘cockles’ is a corrupted version of cochleae, most likely entering the popular vernacular as a form of slang. The prevailing medical opinion of that day and time was that the ventricles of the human heart resembled the concentric shells of small mollusks or snails, also known as cochleae or cockles. This theory concerning the origin of “cockles of your heart” does address the connection between the physical and emotional role of the heart, but the shell analogy appears to be more accurate with the structure of the human ear. The Latin cochlea is still used to describe the ear, not the cardium, or heart.

    My heart cockles are nicely warmed by news of latest fundraising endeavors. Hope you’re all keeping nice and warm – it’s been a lovely day here today, bright and crisp. Much nicer than the usual grey and wet. Spring is coming…x

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