Saturday, 3 May 2014

Made It!

Hi Everyone,

It's Saturday, so my week of Living Below the Line is over, thank goodness, but let's remember that for 1.2 billion people around the world it's not over - they are living in extreme poverty every day of their lives. My chosen charity, Action Aid, is working to help them find a way out and I'm so pleased to have had the opportunity to do my little bit to raise awareness and much-needed funding.

Thanks so much to everyone who offered encouragement and made donations throughout this week. In total I've raised a massive £300 which is Brilliant! 

This whole experience really got me thinking about how it must feel to live below the line all the time and to be powerless to change it - it made me more appreciative of the life I have. I'm proud of myself for having made it all the way through the week - until 00:20 this morning to be precise!

At midnight last night, I prepared the little feast I'd been promising myself during the week ...


... the coffee (decaff) came first - ooooooooh - then TWO slices of cheese on toast with a sprinkle of Worcester Sauce, some pickled beetroot and cherry tomatoes - mmmmmmmmmm - accompanied by a glass of chilled Sauv Blanc - aaaaaaaaaaah - and finally the bar of chocolate given to me by two of my colleagues as a contribution to my midnight feast - yummmmmmmmy! After a week of eating mainly rice and lentils and drinking only water, this was nectar from the gods!

I photographed it next to my pooter in the hope that you would be able to see the time at the bottom right corner, to prove I waited until after midnight!  Here's a close-up .....




Hopefully you'll be able to see it if you click on the image to enlarge it.

So that's it! My life goes back to normal - today is National Scrapbooking Day so I hope to make time to see what's going on in Blogland, and we have people coming over for dinner so I shall be cooking up some treats - I feel very lucky to have the life I have.

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon!

Annie :o)xxx

5 comments:

Helen Wallace said...

Bravo Annie. You are a great example of what can be done with will power and compassion for people in the third world. I'd like to contribute and will contact you another way. :D

Helen Wallace said...

P.S. would you mind emailing me?

Jimjams said...

Well done Annie (& friends)- a great total - I'll bet that cheese on toast tasted wonderful!

Jennifer Grace said...

Well done Annie, I certainly don't think I could do that right now, I am very impressed. Your cheese on toast description is making me hungry right now! x

Maria Ontiveros said...

I just caught up with all your below the line posts. What a meaningful journey. One I will definitely suggest to the family this summer.
Thank you!
Rinda