Around Britain on a mobility scooter

fund raising on behalf of...

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23rd December 2014

Good afternoon everyone,

A quick update and a big thank you to everyone that has left messages on Facebook and/or sent me texts after my problems over the last week or so, I was sent a comment by a friend that was posted on Facebook and it really does sum up what I and many others go through when stress and depression gets hold;

"have lost many friends through my mood swings and not always answering the door/phone etc. The ones left are TRUE friends whom I love dearly yet there are days when I hate everything and everyone. I tend to fixate on things until I am in the depths on despair where everything seems pointless. I truly wish you well and remember you are never alone."

Afraid it is a bit of a long update and I'll be adding a few pics along the way...

I  had arranged to collect in the Quadrant Shopping Centre before things went pear shaped on the Friday and Saturday, I was dreading it, stomach churning, nervous and feeling sick. By lunchtime it was starting to clear, the cats attracted quite a bit of attention, one little girl decided she wanted to play with Missy and chased her round even when Missy went under the trailer to escape the little girl followed! Missy wasn't in the best of moods for the rest of the day and I can't say I blame her, the Grandmother finally managed to catch her and took her home, the little girl that is...

Saturday was much easier for me and the cats, Missy far happier and wasn't chased by any little girls, I didn't think there were as many people as Friday but we collected more, £519.90 after the two days, thank you everyone.

I've been sent a book illustrated by Alison Brown (the lady that does my drawins), Only 100 have been printed.

If you would like to purchase one:

£5.50 - 2nd class postage and packing.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 01988 402499

Payment can be made by Debit/Credit Card, PayPal or cheque

By post:

The Bookshop
17 North Main Street

Anyway, other than that may I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year and as the Easter bits will be in the supermarkets on the 2nd January or there abouts may I be the first to wish you a happy Easter.

Mark, Smudge and Missy


0 # Alison Brown 2014-12-23 21:55
And a Merry Christmas to you too!
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