Monday, 21 December 2015


A few weeks ago I wrote a post about being nominated for an award so thought I would update you all on how I got on. I went to the black tie event last week and I didn't win the category I was nominated for, honestly I was amazed to be shortlisted so I wasn't hugely disappointed at all. The guy who won our category, Dan Silver really deserved it for his amazing hard work in fundraising, he's really brilliant!
It was a wonderful event and I felt honored to be a part of it. 

Wednesday, 16 December 2015


As you all know I absolutely love Christmas and sadly I have been feeling a flutter of lack of motivation for my blog, I think it's because this December has been so busy for me.
 I thought that seeing as it's Christmas I would share this festive photo I created to try and spread some Christmas spirit to you all.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015


I can't believe that it is December already! I only realise how much I have been up to  each month when I write these monthly posts. It also seizes to amaze me how I can cram so much into each month. 
On 18th October, my godson Theodore was born. He is the cutest little bundle of joy, I am not biased at all! :) 
I am so lucky to be involved with and supported by such a brilliant charity and was given the opportunity to go to a Plymouth Raiders basketball match, it was my first time and really enjoyed it! If i'm honest, I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did and I definitely want to go again!
Plymouth town is finally looking very festive because the Christmas lights have been turned on.
 It's finally Christmas time!
Me and my fellow volunteer rep, Pete received some brilliant news that we have been selected as a chosen charity for Tavistock Lions Club's annual Christmas tree event after we presented a talk about volunteering and our journeys. 
Expect lots of Christmas themed photo's and post's this year, I become obsessed with Christmas every year so If you are a Christmas scrooge I suggest you leave this blog now. This month Santa arrived at our local garden center so obviously I took little Esmé and she absolutely loved it.
I spent one of my Sunday afternoons visiting our local aquarium with Esmé, Ella and Mum. I don't know how we managed to but we ended up spending all day there gazing at the sea life. 
I managed to fit in some fundraising last month, it was only for a few hours and we raised about £50...every penny helps :)
I went to a CLIC Sargent participant social Christmas event, we visited London and went to watch the Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre and then stuffed our faces with delicious food. It was a bloody brilliant trip and I have to admit that The Lion King is my favourite show I have seen. 
Christmas Jumper night one evening with friends at a Macmillan party. 
I celebrated one of my best chum's birthday's this month! We celebrated by drinking lots of prosecco and dancing the night away!
I also celebrated being 3 year post transplant, usually me and family and friends go out for a nice meal but I decided to change it up a bit this year and celebrated by putting up our Christmas decorations, had a home cooked roast and a delicious cake. 

I wasn't lying when I said this is such a busy month and time of year! 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015


After debating on weather to go to the Aquarium or the Zoo, Esme decided that she would prefer to go and see the jellyfish rather than the gorillas...I'm not going to lie I was completely devastated and had a little tantrum but she is the child so the Aquarium it was!

Eventhough where I live in Plymouth isn't a huge city, we are really lucky to have so many near by attractions and our local Aquarium is a 10 minute drive from my house.