So I have decided that this year I will try to do more charitable things. I found that I had become someone who allowed myself to let “life get in the way” so often that I hadn’t actually done as much positive endeavours in my recent “life” as one would feel necessary. Unsure where to begin I started with the most instant thing I could think of – Sponsoring a little girl via https://plan-uk.org/sponsor-a-child
For £20 a month I get to sponsor a little girl called Anma and support her access to heath care and education. It literally took me 10 minutes to sign up and to be honest, I’d almost forgotten I’d done it when I received my welcome pack with a picture of her and information about her life. It was a very odd feeling and I highly recommend doing it if you have a few spare pounds. I received my first letter from her charity worker this week and I am looking forward to sending one back. A very happy letter correspondence indeed….oh there is a History, Ahoy! in that subject I think!
I’ve also made the mistake (big mistake, huge) of being overly confident and agreeing to
suffer immensely take part in the Shelter Vertical Rush challenge on 9th March. This is also the day before my Birthday so I am hoping that rather than Birthday presents, I get a few sponsors to compensate for the fact that I am dreading it.
I am certainly going to have to start fundraising as its 4 weeks away, so any creative fundraising ideas are welcomed. I am willing to try anything once! Living in London you really do see homeless first hand and I walk post people sleeping on the street in Central London in tents every day. It breaks my heart that there are still situation like this in the country, but every little helps as you can see below. I just need to get myself down to the gym to exercise, otherwise I can imagine myself being carried up by the rest of my team (sorry in advance peeps!)
Have any of you done anything charity related of late? If so I want to know, especially how you managed to keep going when it training….I am so weak when it comes to going to gym, Sob!
Love, love, always
Lionel. Any excuse.
Its been a busy week for me BBz. The non blogging world has certainly been a buzz, which is never a bad thing and I like to be kept on my feet. I’ve also had a bout of the man flu, so have been confined to my bed just sleeping and eating my pain. Nothing new there then.
Hopefully some of you have managed to keep to your new years resolutions. I have managed to keep ( kinda ) to one of mine, so I am feeling rather nifty about that. The rest, well they can be considered “slung out the window” until January 2016. Otherwise life is good, apart from a severe case of writers block. Which isn’t useful, especially as I am in the process of completing an article for tit-bits.co.uk. Whats a girl to do? I need to find inspiration and fast. Usually waffling on here get my juices flowing but alas, I am waffling but no creative juice is being squeezed. Humph.
In a quest to find inspiration I have been mainly perving on vintage dresses. Because that is my bag baby. Since it has been a week since my last post, I can share another dress of the week ( see being fashionably late can be good for somethings) This weeks is –
Marie Antoinette Court gown 1778-79 This is a modern costume created by Atelier Caraco.
I also stumbled upon this interesting article about historical fashion
This has also caused me to become a big pinterest whore. Huge. I’m late to the pinning party I know, but shut up!! Follow my exploits here <3 . Here are a few accounts I have been following as of late –
Fashions of Yesteryear
Any recommendations are welcomed! Anyway I am going to go and get all tucked up in bed with a Lemsip. Eurgh, is there anything on earth worse than a Lemsip.
I hate the bastard. needs must!
Night, night BP Xx
How was your Christmas and New Year? Mine as usual was not to plan, but luckily didn’t involve A&E. Otherwise, I am all good in the hood and I will fill you in on my absence at some point but until then, let’s keep it light darlings!
Stepping away from the traditional “New Years Resolution” post, that is almost as important to the blogging calendar as the “yearly round up” and the “something hundreth” posts ( I am aware of the irony that my last post was in fact a “hundreth” post ) I’ve decided to meme it up baby, in celebration of the reality of New years. Enjoy!
New Years Eve Memes
I can relate to this most weekends –
I will never understand why this is, but it is so true, 2010 sucked but I still remember some of my best nights out! –
I did change my hair though-
One of my faves from facebook-
I kid, I kid. I don’t think there is anything wrong with a bit of self reflection, and a few of my co- workers really stuck to their resolutions in 2014, and have inspiring results so I am planning some resolutions, but I will list them end of Feb. I want to see which ones I am sticking to easier, and keep doing them for 2015. Keeps the pressure off if you whittle the list down a few weeks in, and continue the quest with resolutions you are actually keeping. Basically, renegotiating with you “new” self!
I hope that you have wonderful Holidays, I love hearing how other people spend Christmas. And remember –
Don’t feel bad if you have fallen off the wagon in your new year changes, just congratulate yourself when you get back on the wagon.
Have a great evening lovelies.
Love, love BP XX