Hello again. When it comes to writing this blog, in some respects it's a case of everything stays the same, and everything is different. It's the same in that we are still hectic, still on track for January and still constantly bewildered and overwhelmed by people's generosity.
The "different", well that's how many different people are helping out, in so many different ways and the different experiences that brings. For someone who loves to be sequestered in their comfort zone, mine is a small black dot on the horizon. I guess that should be a good thing...
Well, the standard update - I will try and fit in what I can (as ever, massive apologies for those I have missed off). Upcoming is one of the first "official events" ~ the race night @ SBS HO (tickets still available, and this isnt an "SBS do" - anyone can go), i'm doing the 3peaks on Sunday which Dynamo Joe is arranging and to which im dragging (in one case, almost literally) my colleagues Nigel and Sarah. Maya (and Grandparents' Skipton) are doing just Pen-y-ghent. If anyone wishes to sponsor Maya - please get in touch - she would be made up, as she is really proud that she is doing something to help. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Loup is continuing to put the final stages to the ball (as is Wayne, if we can pin him down...) - pretty nerve wracking all round and thanks to some very kind people it will raise even more money. If your name is down, please let her have the cash - if it isnt, there is plenty of time to still grab a ticket. Should be a good night (well, for us at least as we are "staying over" - a night out - shock!)
On the same day of the ball, Katy (and helpers) are doing the largest coffee morning ever (it seems) - please pop by if you can.
Special mention must go to the bonkers but incredibly fabulous guy who swam from Kildwick to Silsden because the algae stopped him swimming a loch, as well as the Yummy Mummies taking over BBG on Friday. Thanks all.
Aireview in Silsden are also planing a fundraising day for Evan on Friday October 1st as are other local schools (such as Greatwood in Skipton this coming Friday, and First Steps in Skipton).
Then, there is the trip itself which I guess we should start planning soon. To be honest, we have sent the passports off and are hopefully going to get some news on accommodation tomorrow, and the flights shortly. In comparison to everything going on at the moment (the above plus day jobs, wife and 3 kids), the fact that we have to get 7 people to US and back over a 5 week period and on 4 different flights with all of the stuff around phones, internet access, local transport and the fact it will be "6 below" while we are there seems like childs-play... :)