And so it began – 5 August 2015

Yesterday I promised that I would complete three challenges on the first day.  I thought it would be easy as there are some easy ones on the list but somehow the day took over and at 10 o’clock I’d only managed to complete one.  So I had my work cut out if I was going to make it – but in the end with a bit of help I managed to complete 3 challenges and start work on some of the others.

Send a book around the World.  I wanted to make sure the book had a fully year to make it as far as possible.  So which book?  Well that as the hard part.  I wanted something that lots of people might like to read but I couldn’t find anything that would fit the bill.  So in the end I chose four books so hopefully there’s something for everyone.  Then I had to write a note and decide where to leave them.

My chosen books and the note I left inside them

My chosen books and the note I left inside them

Finally I decided to donate them to a charity shop.  My note asked whoever bought the books to donate it to charity when they’ve finished and to let me know what they thought about the book, how much they paid for it (so it count’s in money I raise for charity) and where they have left it.

The books start their journey at the Children's Society

Books start their journey at the Children’s Society

Although this completes my first challenge I’ve decided to keep it going so will donate every book I read this year to a different charity shop with the same note and see how many get picked up.

Write a Will: By 10 o’clock and with only one challenge complete I was beginning to worry about saying I would manage 3 in one day.  I’d planned to send a message in a bottle but it’s not as easy as it sounds but we’ll get to that when I finally do it.  So with not much of the day left I decided to write my Will.  I’ve thought about doing it for years but never got round to it and although I know you can get Will w

riting kits I’m not sure where I would have got one at 10 o’clock at night when I’d had a drink.  And then I remembered as a member of UNISON I can have my Will drafted for my by Thomson’s Solicitors at no charge.  So 5 minutes later I found the website and set about writing my Will and that’s it done.  However having drank best part of a bottle of Prosecco and a couple of Hot Shot Mojito’s at Mambo’s Wine and Dine I’m not sure how pleased people will be with the results but I think I got it right.

Hot Shot Mojito with the wonderful Joanne Weightman

Hot Shot Mojito time with the wonderful Joanne Weightman

Become an organ donor. My eldest son, Danny, tells me I can’t be an organ donor until I’ve actually given someone another part of my body but I don’t agree.  Becoming an organ donor is about committing to giving your organs to someone when you die.  So with about 10 minutes left I went on line to see if I could register that way and yes you can.  So I am now officially an organ donor though my card won’t arrive for a few days.  it’s so easy to do, all you have to do is click here, I don’t know why I didn’t do it earlier.

I know I started with easy challenges but just one day in and it’s three down and 47 to go and if you want to know more about what they are click on the links below

I always wanted to

I’d be crazy to

Making a difference

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  1. Keep up the great work


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