Archive for July, 2008

Selling All My Stuff

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

I’ve decided to sell all of my stuff (well, most of it anyway). Given that I’m not one for stuff to begin with, this is a really good feeling. Added to which I’m hoping to get some money to help with my trip. So I end up with less stuff and more money which in my book definitely counts as eating two Penguins* with one cup of tea (well, it’s a nicer image than birds, stones and killing)!!

So my website now has a list of my books and my stuff on it. Please have a look and see if there is anything you’d like. What I don’t sell to you lovely people will go to eBay and the remainder will go on Freecycle or to a charity shop.

Please remember that all the money I get from selling all these things will help me on my way to Sri Lanka. Thank you in advance. 🙂

* Note for non-UK people: a Penguin is a biscuit a bit like a Tim Tam, only not so tasty. I’m not actually eating penguins.

My First Fund Raising Activity

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

I have now officially started the fund raising process!!

As some of you may know I have a habit of periodically cooking dinner for some of my friends. And yesterday I did another one of these – but with a difference. This time I asked for a donation from people coming along. And a big thank you to those who could make it. It was great fun and the food certainly seemed to go down well. Plus, I have £130 more in my Sri Lanka fund than I had this time last week!!

For those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s a list of what we had (just to make you jealous)! 😉

Homemade bread
Aubergine, garlic and chocolate dip
Beetroot, chocolate and tahini dip

Mushroom and chestnut pie
Nut and vegetable rice salad

White chocolate risotto with dark chocolate chilli sauce
White coffee, dark coffee and dark cream ganaches
Strawberry coulis
Homemade meringues (plain and chocolate)
Strawberries, raspberries and cherries
Whipped cream

Tea and coffee

For those of you who couldn’t make it, I will certainly be doing others before I go away so you will get another chance!! Leave me a comment or drop me an email if you’d like to guarantee your place on the next one.