I have finally got round to setting up a page with justgiving.com. This is as part of the Pudding Day fundraising for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Anyone wishing to make a donation can log on to justgiving.com/AnnieMayEllwood or sponsor us by texting ELLW99 £5 to 70070. Or change to £ amount to as little or as much as you like.
We are still busy getting organised for holding ‘The Great Sunflower Race’ for the same cause…watch this space. Cousin Karon is now on the case and is really getting stuck in. We will be selling sunflower seeds through local schools and businesses and are getting some fantastic family prizes to give people a real incentive to get involved.
I’m a bit useless at getting anything organised this week as Annie has been having sleepless nights on steroids. We’re all tired from it and Rob has been up at all hours helping with lambing on top of that. Annie’s temperature is hovering around 37.7 today so I seem to be constantly sticking a thermometer under her arm anxiously waiting to see if we have a trip to Newcastle on the cards (if it reaches 38). Lets hope it settles.
Thank you to everybody who has said they will make puddings or donate raffle prizes for Annie May’s Pudding Day. We are really looking forward to it and it sounds like we will have so many fabulous puddings to get stuck into!
The past few weeks have gone quite well. There seem to have been all sorts of bugs going around and Annie has managed to stay well. Bit of a cough and a cold at the moment so she’s feeling in need of lots of cuddles and is lacking in energy. But it’s probably the same as it is with most other families in the area.
We went to Rheged this morning with Mam and Josh and Lucy to see a children’s theatre production of Stuck. The kids enjoyed it and joined in with the shouting out etc. Annie and I went along to a bit of a surreal kids show at Shap at the weekend. The kids all absolutely loved it but the parents looked a bit mystified!?
Annie still loves ballet and tap lessons. Hopefully, her friend Annie will also be starting after the holidays now that she has turned three. Annie does well to keep going for most of the lesson as she doesn’t have the same strength in her legs as others might due to treatment. She sits out for five minutes or so then joins back in again.
The first lambs have arrived on the farm just as the snow returns. Spring must surely be just around the corner?
Last months snowfall left the road outside really icy and great for sledging
Making snowmen on Nanna’s lawn
Blue-eyed beautiful Ellwood girls
The usual family day out – Dad with a fish coming out of his neck, Mam dressed as a lobster! Trip to Lakes Aquarium
Pretty princesses at best friend Annie’s birthday party