Category Archives: Volunteering

Mama Pat

Once upon a time, a long time ago, I got to do something amazing because of one lady and her family, but mostly because  her Mum said ‘yes’. It was actually 2014, so not that long ago, although I think it … Continue reading

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There’s one over there >>>>

For those of you that don’t know, last year I went to Tacloban to do some relief work in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan.  It wasn’t an organised thing.  A colleague in the US had family there, we … Continue reading

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Round and round in circles

Things keep going around in all different sorts of circles at the moment.  Earlier this week I blogged about post it notes, the next day Facebook reminded me that exactly a year before I’d blogged about…post it notes (I’m thinking … Continue reading

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Pog tips on: First Aid

Before I left for Tacloban I was immunised against pretty much everything, plus a couple more just for good measure.  I had almost 20 injections. I packed a first aid kit that made it look like I’d looted a pharmacist.  … Continue reading

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Pog tips on: Toilets

I lost my dignity on this blog a long while back, so I will now continue with that to tell you about my experience with toilets while I was away. I became slightly obsessed with the whole toilet issue when … Continue reading

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Life, the universe and everything.

In case you didn’t know, after months of fundraising, researching, planning and a not insignificant  amount of panicking, last Wednesday I returned from 12 days of relief work in Tacloban, the Philippines. The day before I left Tacloban, a good … Continue reading

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Bye bye for now!

You could call me a creature of habit. I always catch the same train to work, get on at the same carriage and sit in the same seat. I always do my shopping on a Thursday night and always have … Continue reading

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I’ve had three presents this week!  And it’s not even my birthday… The manager of our team gave me this: He’s a worry eater called Biff.  You write down your worry, unzip his mouth, put your worry in and he … Continue reading

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Fundraising, cakes and other things

In the past, I’ve done a bit of fundraising through a few sponsored events, and where I’ve raised money through selling my makingness.  It turns out that was really rather small scale compared to recent efforts. The difference though, is that … Continue reading

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An offer of owl sponsorship

In March I had a week off work.  I achieved three things: I painted the walls, ceilings and skirting boards of Pog towers I went on a lampshade making course I had my first phone call with Jackie The results?  … Continue reading

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