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Passing of the Year

On Sunday it will be my birthday and I have been thinking about how much my life has changed over the last year, I had two main aims one the hair cut challenge and secondly to write my novel both of which are sort of done.  The novel is written though from the silence from the publishers I am starting to think that it didn’t make it through to the second round which means more work on it before sending it out into the world again.  The hair will soon be going and hopefully raising a few pennies for a good cause along the way.

I decided to make a semi bucket list which will be appearing as a page on here it will be a list of 50 things I want to achieve before 50 not as simple as you might think, as I am trying to be realistic about what I put on there and make them achievable goals.  I hope once the page goes up you will take a peek and maybe share a few of your own dreams and wishes maybe that will inspire me for a full bucket list at some point.

I posted about Charlie the other day for those who read the post he continues to have good and bad days but is generally still in good spirits at the minute they are exploring various options for further treatment and continuing to raise awareness and believe it or not despite their own troubles money for other charities, just shows what special people they are.  As time is short on the hair cut thing I am forced to leave that soley with the charity I had chosen while Charlie was in remission which is Clic Sargent, this is a children’s cancer charity here in the uk.

Their mission statement is simple

Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer.

Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening experience and the emotional, practical and financial implications of treatment are intensely challenging for the whole family.

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

They work within the hospitals giving children like Charlie and his family, hope and support and are a great cause.  The promise for the Ghost stories collection still stands and as soon asI get the book done I will arrange with Charlie’s family a way to ensure that money raised from that goes directly to him and is visable for all to see the money is going there.  For anyone wanting further details on Clic Sargent you can see there website here

If you can spare a pound or a dollar towards helping this charity help those in need please visit my page here at

I will be booking the appointment to arrange for my hair to go in the next week it is hair dressers anniversary next week so she always has a well deserved break but I promise lots of pics of the big chop aswell.  All being well it is pencilled in for the 5th and I do confess to being a little nervous

9 thoughts on “Passing of the Year

  1. I LOVE your Bucket List idea….I know you’re busy, but if you get chance Google How To Do Everything and Be Happy by Peter Jones. There’s a book, website, blog and FB page. Peter does “now” lists, which are sort of like a bucket list, but, things you want to achieve NOW 🙂 I really should put mine up, as being shoved away in a journal in a drawer kind of defeats the object lol

    Wow! I am so in awe at your courage with the hair! I didn’t get chance to comment on your previous post so I’m saying it now 🙂 Good luck honey!

    And Happy Birthday for Sunday, but I’m sure I’ll eat to say it on the day 🙂



  2. Happy birthday! And good luck with the haircut. I’ve been growing mine out as well so I can donate it, but it isn’t quite there yet. I usually keep my hair pretty short so I have a lot to grow. And good luck revising the book. Take care 🙂


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