Ah what a week I have had – a mix as always of the rough and the smooth, the happy and the sad. ‘Tis life I suppose, in all it’s guises. I had some worrying hearing test results and there have been tears! However there have been bright spots aplenty and I am excited to be sharing the bits of lovely from my week with you again.
I started walking just after Christmas. I have a paralysed diaphragm and am a ventilator user, my lung capacity is just 50% so exercise is tricky. But I was determined to raise a lot of money for Sports Relief this year as part of Team Honk and I set myself a 3 mile challenge. I raised over £1000 and completed my challenge and it has really improved my health and well-being. This last week I decide to push my self further and I undertook a 4 mile walk and I managed to complete it. A huge milestone for me and it felt absolutely amazing.
You can read more of my walking challenge here.
I do love the school holidays, I get terribly behind on my work, my house gets trashed, we spend way too much money and It’s just lovely. A break from routine and lot of time with the kids. We are off to Norfolk for a few days at the seaside and we have lots of play dates with friends booked in. One of our favourite things to do in the holidays is to see lovely great grandma who is 95 years young!
Yesterday we were inspired by a fabulous new book by Hattie Garlick called Born to Be Wild (RSPB)
which is packed full of interesting outdoor nature inspired activities with kids. We made garden treasure maps and hid flowers for each other around markers in the garden . It was great fun!
Outdoors and happy
My lovely friend Joy has started a new IG community for posts that are outdoors and happy so do join in! I love to be outdoors and this week has even been quite warm ion occasion!
My life is full of inspiring women and one that I am particularly grateful for is blogger Penny Alexander. She constantly inspires me with her compassion and her drive. last week she asked me to contribute to a virtual tea party on behalf of Action Aid by asking my who I would invite. I chose the amazing Maya Angelou who I adore for her activism, her wisdom, her endurance with grace and her powerful, amazing writing. Penny’s virtual tea party involved the most absolutely wonderful women.
Do have a read of her post 31 inspiring women you will indeed be inspired. So lovely to be part of this.
You too could hold a fabulous tea and inspiration gathering. You can order your fund-raising pack or simply make a donation, visit ActionAid.
Whilst I am talking all things tea just a little thank you to Jane from Maflingo who hosted a fund-raising tea party for Sports Relief a week or two ago. She is a pretty new Nottingham blogger who has a lovely blog. She writes about being thrifty, interior hacks and country music. A lady after my own heart
So that’s my bits of lovely for this past week I do hope your s was filled with lots of bits of lovely too.