Monday, 15 December 2014

Me On Monday

Me this Monday? I'm finally getting round to finishing off our tree decorating with some of my favourites, including navy blue Santa and a piece I cross stitched many years ago. Yesterday we made a start, but exhaustion got the better of us BECAUSE


Saturday was coffee morning fundraiser day:


Which means that it was a packing bakes into tins, setting out on a frosty morning, running back because we'd forgotten the milk kind of weekend. A setting up the tables, making up the trays, keeping our fingers crossed weekend. A waiting anxiously for the first arrivals weekend. A look who is here! Hi Little E! weekend. A chatting, coffee serving, friend meeting, laughing, cheering, big rush of customers at the end kind of weekend. A clearing up the hall, carrying the money carefully out to the car weekend. Because, most of all, it was a fundraising weekend. She thanked all her friends for coming, she took that shoebox home and she counted the contents and, at the end of it all, (including Little E's amazing £70 sponsored run money) she had nearly £600 to take into school today. All of that money, every penny, will be going straight to Romania to buy medical supplies, food parcels and toys. And so, it was a very satisfying weekend. The best.

So today? Today I'm catching my breath, going back to enjoy the Christmas Club stories all over again (there's still time to add yours to the linky, or, if you haven't a post, how about following some links and leaving a bit of Christmas cheer?), and, yes, making the most of those few left over slices of cake.

Last week Helena, Ladkyis, Deb, Fiona, Ruth and Susanne all gave us a wave. Happy Monday, everyone!


23 comments:

Julie Kirk said...

What a success! I think you all more than deserved the leftovers!

And that's a *lovely* photo of TNSSO.

p.s: your venue looks a *lot* like where I go to crop ... wouldn't it be nice if it was the same place? :-)

p.p.s: the 'Please prove you're not a robot' number I have to enter to leave this comment is - satisfyingly for someone with delusions of Scheherazadean grandeur - 1001. ;-)

Susanne said...

Good to see you on Monday. What a fabulously successful fundraising weekend - kudos to her entire team, as surely it was the team effort that propelled those sales! Your blue Santa reminds me of a little angel I have sitting on my writing desk at Christmas. Maybe I'll manage a picture this a.m.

KraftyKaren said...

What a fab weekend and what an awesome amount to raise for charity - well done to you all. I love your decorations - a quick post from me this week - I'm not allowed the deccies out of the loft until I have dusted the lounge and made room upstairs to do the furniture move around that is necessary to have a tree up

helena said...

applauding wildly - both clapping and the sign language hand waving

iwillbloom said...

Wow, WELL DONE! Brilliant, just brilliant! Little E looks so so happy!!!! Wonderful!!!!!

Ruth said...

That's fabulous!! Well done Team TNSSO ~ excellent job!

scrappyjacky said...

That's a really great amount.
I'm trying to catch up on christmas preparations having been laid low with flu last week.

Louise said...

With little E helping out it was bound to be a success. Well done TNSSO X

Jo said...

That is a fantastic amount of money to raise! x

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous!!! She must be so proud of making all that money--- really super effort:):)

Rachel B said...

Wow, what a busy day and how lovely to raise all that money :)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh I am so happy to learn that the fundraiser was such a success. It sounds like a bit of work, but also sounds fun and well worth the efforts!

doris sander said...

glad her sale was so very successful. that is wonderful.

Melissa said...

Wow - what a fantastic fundraising weekend!!! Quite an accomplishment! And how sweet that Little E made such a fabulous contribution! Hope you have a FUN relaxing week!

Lesley G said...

Brilliant - well done!!!!

Jennifer Shaw said...

Congratulations on a successful fundraiser. Those baked goodies look very good and Little E. looks very festive in his Santa hat and Christmas sweater.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh what a lovely productive fund raising weekend - so glad that the monies will go to those who need it. Congratulations to the whole team.

Karen said...

What a wonderful weekend! And congrats on that terrific fundraising effort!

Barbara Eads said...

It's so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. To spend time working on a worthwhile project takes a special commitment at this time of year. So happy for the "not so small one." A blessed Christmas to all of you!

alexa said...

Just brilliant! You must be so proud of her :). This will be a great story to scrap ...

ally said...

Fantastic weekend and well done on the fundraising

Sandra said...

That's amazing ... Something to be so proud off

Gail said...

What a great success! Congratulations.

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