Monday, 14 June 2010

A Busy Weekend

Only 3 weeks to go til we move house. What an exciting but busy time at the moment. Tonight i have painted all the skirting on the stairs only to find we have no turps in the house to clean my brush! Total frustration!
So i am now on a break before bed and thought i would just catch up on some diary notes.
This weekend ,on Saturday ,Dreamstar had a stall at a community fundraiser event at Daventry College. It was a lovely day weather wise with plenty of activities going on in and around the college campus. We were in a marquee on the field and was pleasantly suprised to be positioned next to Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics who i met through the craft forum a while ago and have often seen at various events in the county the past year.
It was a slow start to the day. Unfortunately at these events you tend to get people just browsing, just for something to do. As the afternoon events got going we were fortunate enough to make a few sales so our day wasnt totally wasted. Our table was free which was a bonus although i did receive a phonecall today from the organiser asking for a donation. A weird way of doing things i have to say!
On Sunday it was a great pleasure (and pain!) to once again take part in the Rugby & Coventry 10mile bikeathon in aid of leukaemia and lymphoma research. For my boys and i this is the 3rd year running that we have taken part, my boyfriend has done a couple more. There are 3 rides on the day and over 1000 entrants. You can either participate in 50, 26 or 10 mile ride and at the end there is a well deserved pig roast for all entrants. We are still at the 10 mile stage as we have a 10 year old in our party but my hope in the next couple of years is to attempt 26miles which for me would be a massive achievement. The ride takes you through all the country villages and on a day like Sunday it was an enjoyable family day out.
The photo below shows us with our medals at the finishing line an hour and a half after we started. According to the Coventry Telegraph organisers expect to raise £50,000 in this their 16th year of organising the event.