Woolly hat? Check. Waterproof coat? Check. Waterproof trousers? Check. Walking Boots? Check. Good health? Nope… Oh.
I am beyond gutted to say that I won’t be climbing Snowdon with the #TeamHonk posse on Saturday. I’ll be there, just at the bottom, not walking. I’ve been feeling on and off progressively worse this past week with hot and cold shivers, muscle aches, headaches, back pains and now stomach cramps and nausea. This morning I ventured to Southampton General for a malaria screening blood test. I say ‘blood test’, it was more of a sacrificial draining and seemed to involve some weird mixing blood with fluidy stuff. I’ve not been told when I can expect the results back but I do know that I’m not well enough to make the climb. I couldn’t manage to do the school run today so it would be downright irresponsible for me to set of up Snowdon with everyone only to struggle and need help halfway up and stuff up the whole thing.
Words totally fail me, I feel so epicly useless right now and if you have sponsored me already I can only apologise – if you would like your money returned just email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll pay you back myself. I am so, so sorry x
But I will be waving from the bottom. And cheering and shouting for there’s ‘no i in team’ and braving the minus degree-ed freezing winds, climbing and panting away will be Penny from The Alexander Residence, Gemma from Hello It’s Gemma, Kate from Kate Takes 5 and her friend Kim, Marianne from Mari’s World, Greg from Whiskey For Aftershave, Steph from I’m Counting UFO’s, Kat from Kat Sighs, Nikki from Stressy Mummy, Emma from Bunnypudding, Jennifer from Jennifer’s Little World, Danielle from It Started with a Squish , Hannah from CupcakeMumma, Bruce and Jonnie ( Mummy Barrow’s Husband and son) – plus guides Marit and Al.
It really is going to a big a challenge for all involved so please please if you can, pop over to the #TeamHonk Snowdon Climb Red Nose Day Giving Page and sponsor them by clicking here. We saw first hand in Ghana how money donated can be used to support people time and time again - £5 donated could be given to an organisation like the Basic Needs Trust which could see that £5 being loaned to someone with mental illness who wants to start their own business – a loan which gets re-paid once the business earns money…and then re-loaned – an awesome cycle of helping so many people from just one donation. Truly inspirational stuff.
And finally, once again, sorry x