Charity Event – “Time for Tea”

Join us for a late morning / early afternoon of tea, coffee, juice, cakes, games and more. We’re raising money for two amazing charities, and we’d love you to be a part of it.

Homemade cakes and biscuits, including:

Monkey Bread!
Lemon Drizzle!

Tea, coffee and juice will also be available.

If you’re in the area, please come on down…

Tarbock Village Hall, Netherley Road, Tarbock Green nr. Prescot, Merseyside, L35 1QG

Time for Tea 2

Live Video Stream NOW!!

Last week I published a post, to say that my husband is taking part in a 24hr live gaming challenge, raising money for Macmillan.  He’s now a little over 8 hours in to the session, and is still streaming LIVE!!

You can view his live stream HERE.  You do not need to register to watch, but you will need to register / log in to chat!

He’s been broadcasting from midnight, and will continue live streaming until midnight tonight…

The Just Giving page for donations is HERE.  Please consider making a donation to this great charity.  Even if you can only give a pound / dollar – it all goes a long way.

Thank you.

24 hour gaming session

So my darling hubby has decided to take one of his passions to the extreme, and in doing so, he’s helping a fantastic charity.

Macmillan know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So they’re there to support you and help you take back some control in your life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, they’re there.

No one should face cancer alone. So when you need someone to turn to, Macmillan are there. Right from the moment you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, we’re a constant source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you take back control of your life, and feel more like yourself again.

My hubby has decided to take part in a 24 hour online gaming marathon, and will be “live streaming” the session via the xbox one app, “Beam”.  The session will start at midnight on 2nd going in to the 3rd of June, and will end at 23:59 on 3rd June.


Snipped taken from the donation page – Just Giving

So this is a post asking for donations.  Not for me – not for my hubby – but straight to this wonderful charity, so they can continue with their excellent work.

Even if you can only donate a pound, as the saying goes – “every penny helps”.

Please click here to make a donation.

Thank you.

I said… “Brr! It’s cold in here..! There must be some ICE in the atmosphere!”

Ok, so the title to this post is a little lame, but it was the first thing that came to mind.

On Monday, 25 August 2014,  I was nominated by my uncle, and I completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, raising awareness for MND (Motor Neurone Disease – It’s called ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in the USA).

You can find out all about this life-changing disease by visiting the MNDa here.

Take the Ice Bucket Challenge and make your donation by texting ICED55 £5 (or other amount) to 70070 (only available in the UK).

Thank you for your support xx


Ice, Ice, Baby…

So, my husband received the Ice Bucket Challenge from a friend, to raise awareness for MND (Motor Neurone Disease – It’s called ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in the USA I believe).

It’s an excellent cause, and the MNDa is busy researching, funding and supporting those who suffer with this life-threatening disease.

My great, great uncle (ready for it?  My dad’s, mum’s, mum’s, brother) had MND, and I was so lucky to have known him in my life, even though it was for just a few short years.  I believe I was about 7 or 8 when he passed away.

My husband accepted this challenge, and he donated some money too.  In turn, he nominated three others to do the same.  I have to admit that I was very surprised that he didn’t nominate me…  It’s only a matter of time before I am nominated, and if I am being perfectly honest, I can’t wait to show my support.

Now, before you view the video of my husband (I will post my video when I get nominated by someone), please take a moment to donate to this amazing cause.

Take the Ice Bucket Challenge and make your donation by texting ICED55 £5 (or other amount) to 70070 (only available in the UK).

Thank you for your support xx

Should I play the Euromillions?

Tomorrow night is the Euromillions lottery.  There’s an estimated jackpot of £33m (just below of 39 million / just over $55m) for this weeks big win.  So I thought…  If I was that person to win the full lot, what would I do..?

Ok.  First things first…  I would buy this house:


You can see all the particulars on this house here (will open in new tab).

I would also need to fully kit out the house…  Luckily, the interior looks amazing, so I wouldn’t really need to do anything with decorating, other than for materialistic purposes with pictures, art, etc.

So the house is £498k, then let’s really push the boat out and say I would furnish the full house (everything brand new) for around £75k…

So far I have spent £548,000.  Ok…  I have £32,925,000 left.  Hmmm…

This property has 16 acres of land.  That’s more than I could ever need, so I may contemplate selling off some of it to the local farmers.  With the remaining land, it is suitable for my campsite!  So, that’s what I would do there.  I would fully prepare the land for a *tents only* campsite.  There would be a top of the line amenities block with toilets, showers, payphone…  So with the building, electricity, water, waste disposal and insurance, that would probably set me back £25,0000 (I’m probably WAY off in the cost there, but let’s go with that, ha ha).

There we go…  I’m starting to eat away at my small win… 😉  Ha ha.

I now have £32,900,000 remaining.

Oh my gosh…  I need a car..!!

Now…  I own a campsite in Scotland, so I need to think practicability now.  My first choice would have to be a Ford Kuga:


I have just run through the car specs on the website, the car with my own personalised specs (top of the range) is £35,210.  Pocket change 😉  Ha ha.

Of course, that’s just my day-to-day run around car…  I’m going to need something a little more flashy when it comes to showing off my money, so I’ve opted for the Jaguar XKRS convertible, which starts at £104,490…



Of course, we’d need to add insurance to the above, so that’d probably be around the £7,000 mark…

Let’s blow a little more cash…  I’d put aside £100,000 for a lavish holiday somewhere.  I don’t know where I’d be going yet, but it’d be first class travel, no expense spared luxury.

So I now have £32,653,300 left…

Let’s get on to the ‘goodie-two shoes’ part of the deal.  Yes.  I would give money to charity.

I would happily give £1m each to cancer research (in general), breast cancer research, and the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds).

I’d have to put some of the money in a savings account to secure my sons future.  It’ll pay for him through university, with so much left over, so there’s another £million gone.

There we go…  Those four big lump sums bring me down to £28,653,300.

Now I’m going to move on to what I will do for my family.  I will quite happily give £1million to my parents.  Some other members of my family would have a choice…  Either I will buy them a new car (up to a limit…), a holiday, or I will give them some cash; although the cash value would be considerably lower than the car / holiday value.  Afterall, I wouldn’t want them just wasting the money!

Hmmm…  Let’s say, after that, I now have approximately £26,000,000 left.  What next, what next..?

I’m clueless!

If you played the lottery, and you won the jackpot tomorrow night, what would you do?