Sunday, 23 February 2014

Sunday Spotlight - 23rd February 2014

This week, I’ve been loving…

Pampering goodies

Unfortunately, at the moment, I don’t seem to be able to stay away from hospitals and doctors, which led to me narrowly avoiding another weekend spent in hospital (my GP is pretty good when it comes to negotiation!) After my stay in hospital last weekend I found that my hair and skin felt awful – really dry and dull. I made a comment about this on Facebook, saying that I was going to treat myself to a bit of pampering to make up for that fact that I still felt so rubbish. Before I’d even had a chance to look out some moisturiser, a friend of mine popped round with the most amazing pampering goody bag! The bag itself was from Disney, with a huge picture of Tinkerbelle on it (she knows me well!) and inside was a whole variety of skin and hair treats. It really was such a thoughtful gift – I feel so lucky to have such kind friends, and I’ve already used some of the products and feel slightly more human now!

Mum’s Birthday

I love other people’s birthdays. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I quite enjoy being spoilt on my birthday, but I much prefer spoiling other people, especially my Mum who does so much for me. Usually the family will go out for a meal when there’s a birthday, but we’ve decided to postpone that until I’m well enough. As I wasn’t too great on Wednesday, I couldn’t do an awful lot to spoil my Mum, which was frustrating, but I did try to make sure all her presents were wrapped and ready and that we had a cake to enjoy. I think she enjoyed her day – the house seems to resemble a florist at the moment! I treated her to a voucher for a luxury manicure, as she always struggles with dry, sore hands. Hopefully I’ll feel a lot better very soon, so we can spoil her some more with a nice meal out.

Charity fundraiser

After months of planning – e-mails, phone calls, texts and nagging, yesterday was the day of our charity fundraiser for Beat and Fruition Youth, Yateley. My GP actually wanted me to go back to hospital on Friday evening, but we made a compromise so that I could at least try and show my face at the fundraiser. Thankfully family and friends went down to the venue during the day and did all the setting up, then in the evening I managed to go down for a little while and see everyone arrive. My Dad then brought me home and I snuggled up in my pyjamas, getting regular text updates about how it was going. There must have been over 80 people through the door and I’ve never seen so many raffle tickets! I even managed to win a couple of prizes! I’m yet to count the money we made, but it looks like it’s going to be a pretty awesome amount for our two charities. I’m going to write a separate post about how I organised the event, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Although it was a lot of hard work, and I couldn’t be there for a lot of it, I’ve definitely got the fundraising bug and am already coming up with other ideas of ways to raise money for charity!

The information stand at the event

What has grabbed your attention this week? I love hearing about people’s new discoveries and you may end up sharing something that makes it onto my list next week!

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