Day 2: get your sponsorship in now! even though it will be too late to guilt me into losing more weight...
The whole point of being sponsored to lose weight was that it would make me feel guilty if I didn't lose the weight. As of today, having just been over and checked the sponsorship page and taking into account the £90 that a very generous friend donated directly in a Shelter shop, and also including Gift Aid, I have raised...
For some reason I thought it was more than this, but I'm still pretty pleased about it. And I would like to thank everybody who sponsored me with a song.
Unfortunately I havent done a song. I did a dance yesterday, but I don't know if anyone other than Denise saw it. If I can make it up to £500 by day 0, I'll definitely do a song. It won't be good and it won't be tuneful but it will be sung and will therefore qualify as a song.
In the meantime, here are the reasons why I'm raising money (apart from my purely selfish desire to live longer and healthier)
When we were over in Herefordshire visiting the International Centre for Birds of Prey we stopped at Ross on Wye Premier Inn. Which, as far as these places go, was very nice. Although it was right at the end of the motorway we had a room with a view that looked out over fields of waving grass and hills and...well, it was nice, proper nice.
There was the slight hiccup, fly in the ointment, call it what you will, that the halls of the hotel were haunted by the creepiest of childlike figures peering through all the doors...
...which was a little bit freaky. However...
When we returned from a lovely meal at the nearby White Lion Inn, selected by me because it had slightly more vegetarian options than elsewhere, I went over to the window and stood looking out at the view.
Denise said to me, 'I thought you were about to do a Hugh Grant in Love Actually.'
I didn't know immediately what she meant, other than that obviously I look a lot like Hugh Grant. A LOT, I tell you! Really.
I did a little bit of booty shaking for Denise's pleasure but now we are back home, and Denise has gone out tutoring, so the stage is clear for me to recreate 'Hugh Grant in Love Actually' specially for her.
Love Actually is all around...
Hi, I'm Andy, serial weight gainer. My year of dieting is over! But you can still give money to Shelter or the PDSA!