How to Host a Charity Coffee Morning

A few days ago I wrote an update post about my charity fundraising for WellChild. I’m running the London Marathon for them next April, and have a fundraising target of £1,600. With such a big target I wanted to start fundraising right away to give myself the best chance of hitting and hopefully exceeding that target. One of the events that I’d planned was a coffee morning. Taking advantage of a school inset day on a Friday, I decided to open up my house and garden to local parents and their children for a few hours in the morning. Having… [Read More]

London Marathon 2019: Fundraising Update

It’s been almost one month since my first fundraising update so I thought I’d write another update with you to share my progress. In my last fundraising post, which you can read here, I shared the amazing news that I’d managed to raise £455.18. That’s 28% of my £1,600 fundraising target for WellChild. I’d managed to raise this amount my donating the first £100 myself, and then by sharing my fundraising page with friends and family. This saw some online donations come in. I also sold some items that I no longer needed, and made some crafts to sell. My… [Read More]

My First Fundraising Event: An Update

As many people know I’ll be running the London Marathon next year for WellChild, the national charity for sick children. As part of accepting a charity place with WellChild I have a fundraising target of £1,600. I made the first donation of £100 to confirm my place, and I have since raised a good amount already through online donations, selling second hand goods, and from making crafts and selling them. However, I always knew that the biggest earner would be from hosting events. That’s why, with a pretty small turnaround time, I arranged my first event. A charity family magic… [Read More]

Redecorating a room using wall murals

My husband and I are always looking for new ways to redecorate our house quickly and easily. As we’re renting, we don’t want to spend too much money, but at the same time we want a great end result. That’s why wall murals are a good choice. I’d love to redecorate our living room. We have beautiful grey sofas with colourful buttons on, but the rest of our living room has remained untouched since we moved in over a year ago. While our storage unit and TV stand matches our sofas, the cream coloured walls and green patterned carpet definitely… [Read More]

London Marathon Fundraising Update

Last week I shared a blog post with you about how I’ve accepted a charity place for the London Marathon with WellChild, the national charity for sick children. My fundraising target is £1,600. This is a huge amount of money to raise, so I’ve decided to give myself the best chance, I’d start fundraising right away! In order to confirm my acceptance of my charity place, I was asked to kickoff my fundraising with a £100 donation. I did this pretty much the same day I received the email offering me the charity place. With my £100 donation confirmed, I’m… [Read More]

I’m running London Marathon 2019!

When I started running back in March 2017, I never imagined that one day I would run a half marathon, but that’s exactly what I’ve done! Last year I completed the Cardiff Half Marathon in 2 hours 29 minutes. This year, I’ll be running the Cardiff Half Marathon again with my step-daughter, and I’m really looking forward to it, although I have to admit that I’m hoping to run it even quicker this year! Now, many people may know that a few weeks ago, thousands of people took to the streets of London to run the London Marathon. I was… [Read More]

Exciting Kids Birthday Party Ideas Near London

Throwing a kids birthday bash that outshines all the others is a personal parenting goal! Wanting to give your little one the best of the best is normal, but it can also be difficult on a tight budget. So, before you go smashing up your piggy bank bear in mind these affordable party locations. Whether you’re worried about beating the success of last year’s party or simply want it to be perfect, it’s a big deal. So, make yourself a brew and stop worrying, we have found some of the best kid’s party ideas in and around London! Go Ape,… [Read More]

London Themed Stickers from Tenstickers

Back in March of this year, I wrote a post about Tenstickers. Just to give you a brief overview of who Tenstickers are and what they offer, they’re an online company that offer a huge range of personalised stickers including text stickers and more. They’re great to personalise bedrooms and a bit of character and colour. The last time I talked about Tenstickers I shared some of my favourite stickers with you. These included some super cute fairy stickers, as well as some animal stickers. Now I’m back to introduce you to their new collection of London themed stickers. They’re… [Read More]

Get Ready for the MCN London Motorcycle Show

Whether you’re a seasoned bike aficionado or a curious beginner, the 2016 MCN London Motorcycle Show is this weekend and is not to be missed! Every year, thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world flock to the Excel London exhibition centre at the Royal Victoria Dock to see the latest manufacturer releases, straddle their dream machines and bear witness to the awesome live displays. World leading biker brands and motorcycle accessory suppliers will all be there this year, exhibiting the latest innovative releases in the exhibition’s four distinct zones and showcasing the very best in Sports and Performance, Adventure,… [Read More]

How long does it take you to clean your house?

How long does it take you to clean your house? This is the question I was asked today and the honest answer depends on what type of ‘clean’ I’m doing. My friend who works at Connect Cleaners estimated that it would take roughly 2 hours with a pair of professional cleaners on the job. Here is how I would break it down. I live in a dorma-bungalow so I have six rooms downstairs and three upstairs. Some rooms are easier to clean than others. For example, my kitchen is pretty easy to clean as the surfaces are pretty empty. Most… [Read More]