I am being extremely sensible and having a couple of enforced rest days in order to give myself the best chance of making it through, and enjoying, the weekend.
Preparations for this year’s charity tea party, Blue Sunday, have been going swimmingly. I have been Chief of Delegation and have a small army of bakers at my disposal. It should please you that the baking will not be done by me! I did try to make some scones for the big day but they somehow ended up as pancakes and I felt I couldn’t subject you to them afterall. I also have once again roped in the whole family to help set up on the day, distribute tea and coffee, and then wash up afterwards. So yes, I don’t actually do very much on the day. Other than take all the glory.
I have been busy over the past couple of months ordering more teapots and milk jugs and sugar bowls, and I’m hoping my last minute order of serviettes and suchlike arrives today! Kitchen roll will have to do if not. I am the Queen of Online Shopping and so I haven’t had to spend any energy on traipsing around supermarkets or party shops. Instead it’s all being delivered right to my door and the delivery costs are definitely worth it if it means I can save up some more energy for Sunday.
I have a leaflet that I’ve made myself which hopefully explains a little about the origins of Blue Sunday, gives an insight into life with M.E, and helps dispel some of the unhelpful myths surrounding this illness. If you would like a copy, either for yourself or to hand out at your own tea party, just get in touch via the contact form on the blog and I will email you a copy.
I will be at Tinwell Hall in Stamford between 2-4pm this Sunday 15th May. If you would like to pop in that would be lovely! Please get in touch to let me know though so that I know to look out for you and save you a seat.
I am so touched by all of the cards, presents and messages I’m receiving at the moment to wish me luck for The Big Day. If you would like to make a donation to my JustGiving page you can do so by clicking HERE. All I’d ask for is the price you’d expect to pay for a cup of tea and a slice of cake in a coffee shop.
All I need to do now is find something to wear…preferably with an elasticated waistband!!!!