Thursday, March 12, 2009

Red Nose Day 2009

Tomorrow is Comic Relief in the UK which is basically a national fundraising day and I take it very seriously. Every year I take it upon myself to beg, cajole, entice and generally annoy all my colleagues at work in an attempt to raise as much as I can.

This year is no different and since 1pm this afternoon (6 hours ago) I have:
* Baked a Victoria Sponge cake
* Baked a HUGE carrot cake with marscapone icing
* Baked 12 butterfly cakes
* Cooked 2 large pots of Chilli
* Made up several bags of sweets
* Made several bags of popcorn (some sweet and some salty)

Tomorrow I am selling all of this to the people at work for crazy prices so that I can feel good about doing something charitable. My hubby says it is all about the Catholic guilt (which seems to linger despite ditching the religion itself).

Also, my lovely hubby has drummed up sponsorship and so this evening he is shaving off his beard, in weird stages and we're photographing each stage. I will post the pictures if they're funny. Hopefully the boys don't freak out too much tomorrow when they come back from the grandparents but I guess we'll only know that tomorrow :-).

VP

2 comments:

caro said...

Amy, thanks so much for your very flattering comments on my blog. It's fabulous just to know someone out there has read the WHOLE THING.

I'll look forward to reading more here. Interesting to know you're in North Wales - it's where my family is from, several generations back, though I've never been.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

well done on getting involved in fundraising gigs.

They all sound yum.

Good on your hubby too - how did the boys go ?

I think you need a new name - villagepig does not suit you Amy dear ...doesn't the chicken give the eggs the pig gives the whole thing.