Sunday, 8 June 2014

Sunday Spotlight - 8th June 2014


In my life this week…

Beat Volunteer Awards

With the help of my parents, sister and the wheelchair, this Wednesday I managed to make it up to London for the Beat Volunteer Awards. After getting a black cab to The Houses of Parliament, we went through strict security screening, before making our way to the terrace in the House of Commons. It was a lovely evening spent putting faces to names and celebrating achievements, and although I didn’t win in my category, it was an honour to be nominated and invited. I’ll be doing a post about the evening soon, so keep your eyes peeled.



Old letters

As you may remember, I’ve been gradually clearing my room so that we can redecorate. This week I have been going through a box, in which I keep old cards and letters from friends and family. I absolutely love reading back through them all; hearing words of friendship and encouragement and remembering where I was when I received them. Unfortunately I can’t keep every letter and card I’m sent, but I try to keep any special ones that really mean something to me. I’m always happy to receive letters from anyone – after all, what could be better than receiving a handwritten letter, showing someone has taken time and effort to think of you. If anyone ever wants to write to me, please do contact me via e-mail for my address. I can’t promise to reply to you quickly, but I always do my best to send replies when I can.



Picnic basket

I think I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy entering competitions, and while I’ve been unwell I’ve had more time on my hands to do so. Sometimes I’ll go through phases where I don’t win anything, and then other times I seem to win a few things in a row! This week saw me win one of the biggest competitions I’ve won so far – a Joules picnic basket, sent through John Lewis. When this huge parcel arrived, I had actually forgotten being told I’d won, so wondered what on earth it could be! I was so excited when I opened it to see this beautifully quaint wicker basket, lined with navy blue floral material. Inside was just as I had hoped it would be – spaces for cutlery, plates and glasses, all of which were provided. I’m looking forward to some sunny weather so I can take a few friends and family on a little picnic, even if it is just in the back garden!



P.S – Last week I mentioned I’d set up a new YouTube channel, and I have now uploaded my first video, which you can find here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBttanbZKBgl6n_FhKNiJBQ)

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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4 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being nominated for this! Even though you didn't win, people obviously admire you and find you very inspirational, so you should be proud of yourself! xx

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    1. Thank you Samantha that's a really lovely thing for you to say and I appreciate it :) xx

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  2. Congratulations for the nomination! Beat is a wonderful charity so well done :)
    That picnic basket looks really nice too!

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    1. Thank you Helen - it's a charity very close to my heart and has helped me an awful lot :) I can't wait to use the picnic basket! xx

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