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 ...
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!