A little bit nearer . . . .

1 Dec

It’s been a quiet week on here this week, hasn’t it. Just work and stuff taking up a lot of time at the moment.

And last night Chris and I spent in a candlelit church dressed in black (us, not the church), participating in a play where we were part of the Guild of Cheesemakers. Rosie would have absolutely loved it – for the cheese, the being part of the play even as audience, the mix between real life and fiction. We really enjoyed it too – sitting drinking wine, and eating really good bread and cheese, whilst climbing into a story. Stand and Stare Theatre Company. Go and see if they are on near you and join in.

Out of the blue, we also got some more donations this week, so we now only need £1477. Thanks to Helen and Gil, family and friends  and to Lisa Hardiman’s cousin Emily, who raised money by skating in pyjamas. Yes, that’s right. Skating in pyjamas. Why don’t we have a picture of that??

That’s what’s been so brilliant over the past 11 months – all the different ways people have raised money. Bit by bit, chunk by chunk. We are now so close!

And tonight, for anyone who lives near Bromsberrow Heath Village Hall, there’s a family bingo night raising money too. It’s really good fun and starts at 6.30. We’ll report back tomorrow 🙂

Oh, and Calum. Now, I had a motherly inner sob last weekend when I realised he wouldn’t be here for the first half of the advent calendar. We have one of those ones which you put things into. I had completely underestimated him. Last night he went out late night Christmas shopping and bought his own. What a boy.

Jo xx


3 Responses to “A little bit nearer . . . .”

  1. celia butler December 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    I think there’ll be a final flurry of funds from all over the place to get that £20K by the end of the month. Do you want pledges, or do you like the suspense?
    You Kilburns do get up to some interesting things. Glad to hear you had a good time.(wine, bread cheese – what’s not to like, everything else is a bonus!).
    And Cal is a brilliant young man, a real credit to you. Enjoy the bingo and make everyone empty their pockets! Love to you all. x

  2. anita baker December 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    You didn’t send him one ?????? I will let you off this year but will be keeping my eye on the post next year for sending Cal n advent calender…..forgiven but not forgotten xx

  3. Pip Armstrong December 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Good old Cal, that made us smile 🙂

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