Is awesomenesses a word? I doubt it, but I haven’t slept much over the past few days so if you just nod, pat me on the head and say ‘of course it’s a word you silly sausage’ I would be much obliged.
That doesn’t seem enough does it? The amazing blogging army shouting from the roof tops over the past week has be A-to-the-Mazing. I know that I speak for not only myself but also Penny and Tanya when I say we have been blown away by the support you have given us and the huge love for Comic Relief and Red Nose Day, you have helped make their 25th birthday a memorable one!
It’s been an busy few days with not much time to spare at all as we visited the projects in Accra and wrote about our experiences in many places. We wrote on our blogs yes but there was more going on that just writing there. Whilst in Accra Penny, who is a trained teacher wrote a piece on exploring and comparing the education projects visited with teaching in the UK for the Guardian Education section and The Telegraph, a piece for NetMums, not to mention a radio interview on Woman’s Hour who traveled out with us and a piece for Radio Nottingham (I hope I got that right Penny!), Tanya wrote daily updates for BritMums and I wrote a post for the Tots100 and The Huffington Post and squeezed in a Google Hangout with Mumsnet. Somehow we’ve managed to get out over 150 digital postcards too!
That’s not meant to come across as ‘oh look aren’t we amazing!’ but rather as an excuse – I know we’ve been lax on re-tweeting posts, commenting and socially sharing the great posts which you have been writing in support and celebration and I feel rather terrible about not being ‘about online’ more but I promise to make it up to you and tomorrow night I’m going to pour myself a small gin *ahem* and read through everything you have published and shared and thank you all individually. Alas for now I am just drained and in need of some time to chill out today with my beautiful family and let the past few days sink in.
It’s been awesome, Comic Relief have been awesome and most of all you have been awesome – the support has moved the three of us close to tears at times.
Thank you, my second extended online family - much love, respect and appreciation …right I’m off before I get all emo on yo asses.
PS. If you haven’t recieved a postcard yet and asked for one can you email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll sort you one out