In recent years, it has become very popular to go pumpkin picking in the weeks leading up to Halloween. There are several in Kent, but the most local to us is PYO Pumpkins at Beluncle Farm in Hoo, Rochester. Entry is free, there’s ample parking, there are toilets and refreshments and they even accept card payments! They also support Crohn’s & Colitis UK and CICRA, causes close to the organiser’s hearts as their son suffers from Crohn’s disease.
I always try to do at least one or two things for charity in the course of a year. However, we’ve now reached October and I don’t think I remember doing anything so far this year! I’ve just been so busy with Autumn, the blog and university and the run-up to work that I guess I forgot. As such, this month I’m doing a couple of things for charity. My chosen charities are Breast Cancer Care, Maternity Worldwide and Smalls for All.
I’m doing a variety of things to help these charities, it’s not all just sponsorship! Let’s explore what they’re doing and how I’m helping them in a little further depth.
Still on a high from Blog On Xmas in Manchester, I was excited for my second bloggers event! It was an evening event which took place at the beautiful, historic Layer Marney Tower in Colchester, Essex last Thursday.
I’m a sucker for pretty old buildings and I was delighted to see beautiful wooden beams on the ceiling as I walked in.
I’d heard a lot about Blog On before buying a ticket, not least the rumours about amazing goody bags! I’d met a few bloggers before at the press launch of This Morning Live, but I hadn’t been to a blogging event as such. It was a long 7 month wait for Blog On Xmas after buying my ticket in February, but it didn’t seem to take long to come round!
I was racked with nerves as I left my hotel to go to Hotel Football for the conference, but I needn’t have been as I had one of the best days ever! I’ve never been ‘oop north’ before, so that’s something ticked off of my list of things to do before I’m 30! It was totally worth the 5 hour journey from Kent, even though I did get home past midnight and felt an absolute wreck the next day. If you are thinking about going to a Blog On event next year, I wholeheartedly recommend it and was glad I chose it for my first blogging event. Here are my highlights of the day: View Post