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Ho! Ho! Ho!

I can’t believe that I spent most of my week’s holiday putting together an Advent Calendar, but that’s exactly what I have done and have now put the finishing touches to my efforts.

At least the hot temperatures we’ve had recently helped everything dry quickly!

The calendar is produced by Kaisercraft as part of their “Beyond the Page” range and already I’ve had several people asking me to do one for them but I think that it is much nicer if you order the basic pack and do it yourself!


Depression Alliance-Santa Fun Run

I must be crazy, but I have committed myself to “running” the Greenwich Park 5k to raise funds for the Depression Alliance on Sunday 5 December. To add to the fun, all participants will be dressed in Santa suits, including beard (but not artificial belly as one person has asked).

I have received some fabulous donations so far, but would like to raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity who do so much good and offer support not just to depression sufferers themselves, but also to their friends and family. Something often overlooked.

I have been warned that the weather may be cold, and therefore have been recommended to stock up on mince pies for energy! Good idea! But perhaps not before I do the run as I still need to shed a few pounds to make it a little easier on the creaking joints!

Raising funds is not easy, and I’m not fond of asking people for cash, especially at this time of year. But I am totally supportive of this cause and passionate about raising awareness of depression and eliminating the stigma attched to depression and mental illness as much as I can. So please consider making a donation, however small. It all adds up and “from little acorns, big oaks grow”.

You can make a donation on-line and it is very simple to do so.


No amount is too small and every £1 makes a difference.

Thank you and best wishes

Caroline (Mrs Santa)