Category Archives: Charity

2012 in review

2012 was a curious year for me with a lot happening. After glorious #funemployment lasting six months I got a new job that I am still enjoying ten months later. Whilst it is the best job I have had my whole life, which is in a large part due to the relaxed working hours, I […]

Shine London 2012

Last year I had this crazy idea of signing up for a half marathon walk in aid of Cancer Research. I talked about it here and here. And then I didn’t talk about it any more.. First things first: I had a phenomenal number of donations totaling £313 [including gift aid] from these lovely people: […]

Getting over my inner swinedog

One of the things I’ve touched on in a recent post is that I am trying my hardest to become more grounded and it involves getting back into a routine with life. This isn’t just having that cup of tea in the morning or getting up at the same time each day, but mainly it’s […]

Shine!

I am absolutely in awe at the amount of donations people have made for Shine! With just over a month to go I have received £248 in donations for the £500 target I have set myself. So how is it going with the training? Well, it could be going better though it’s definitely not going […]

Shine London 2011 – It’s on! [Please sponsor me!]

I have mentioned in my previous post that I was considering taking part in Shine 2011 which is a marathon or half-marathon walk in London during the night of October 1st. Well, I have just signed up for it. It is a 13.1miles walk and I am about as unfit as they come and will […]

Half-marathon, me?

Just like last year I volunteered at the Race for Life in Reading this month. I’ve been a bit too busy to properly sort out the images though and none of them are that great seeing the weather was atrocious and I found myself very busy the entire weekend. On the second day I was […]

Red Nose Day call centre

During last night’s Red Nose Day I was in one of the many donation call centres set up by companies to aid the Red Nose Day charity. This one was organised by work and, seeing I probably wouldn’t have done anything else, I decided I might as well do something worthwhile with my time. Some […]

Cancer Research UK – Race for Life – Reading recap

As I’ve mentioned before I was part of the volunteer team at Reading’s Race for Life this past weekend.

Race for Life

I’ve long since supported Cancer Research UK with monthly donations and I have in the past volunteered with them, though it never actually came together as the events were either fully staffed already or at times when I couldn’t make it. A few months ago @chelthan told me that she was taking part in the […]

A dead Mayor is re-elected..

It may be quieter than coin tapping, but waving a banknote under the gaze of the bartender is destined to have the opposite effect on weary bar staff. Just listen to Ms Barua: “People try to wave notes at you across the bar and that’s not the way to get served, folks. If money is […]

I am Sulz!

Which WordPress.com Forum Volunteer Are You? You are sulz! Don’t know much, but you make up for your lack of knowledge with your friendliness and niceness around the forums. Take this quiz It all began two three days ago when, after having used Diurnal for a long time, I decided a change was needed and […]

Dark Lake theme, NaNoWriMo and more..

Considering it has been over ten months since the last theme change it was about time it happened, so goodbye Diurnal and hello Dark Lake. Diurnal is an amazing theme, great colours, layout and the change of the colourscheme according to the time of the day is ingenious. However, considering how it’s now October and […]

November ‘07 digest Part 2

Just incase you have missed it, this is what I’ve been blogging about in the last two weeks in November: In Gaming: Mass Effect – Thoughts after the first completion People always seem to deal in extremes, best and worst. Mass Effect – First impressions Mass Effect is a game I’ve been wanting to play […]

Cooking and some free rice

As I was cooking dinner tonight I started to think. I love cooking, I love mixing things together and see how they work out. I love trying new things and I love cooking for other people. So why don’t I cook more often? I suppose one of the reasons is that I just don’t know […]

Cancer Research UK

One of the things I am very passionate about is Cancer Research UK. It is a charity raising money to fund the research for the cure in cancer. I have been donating money towards the cause ever since I have been in the UK and even though it’s only been a small amount every month, […]

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