Where do I start?! What a Team Honk Relay Day it has been – and the fact that I get to do it again tomorrow is AWESOME!
I drove 25 miles this morning across to the car park of Morrisons in Taunton where I met Jenny Paulin from Mummy Mishaps and Gina Caro from Cold Tea and Smelly Nappies for our leg of the Team Honk relay here in cheese and cider land, otherwise known as Somerset. On the way I listened to some VERY cheesy music and, as I pulled into Taunton, the sun was shining so I put the roof down on the Audi convertible and had the strains of ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ spilling out of my car stereo. I was very pleased to get at least 6 honks as instructed by the sign on the back of my car!
Gina joined Jenny and I. We pumped up our inflatables and we were off through the streets of Taunton. With some very strange looks, we laughed and chatted making our way to the town hall in order to do the exchange of the baton. One little old man came up to Jenny and gave her a pound – how could we say no to him? It will be going on our donations page.
We were joined by former blogger, Lauren, who kindly acted as bodyguard and photographer for the baton exchange. As you can see we were blessed with some sunshine!
Then we paid a visit to Tone FM where they agreed to allow me onto the airwaves to speak and tell the area of our Team Honk Relay plans. It also probably solved the mystery for an awful lot of elderly shoppers who looked rather puzzled as we walked around the town centre!
On the way back to the car we got a lot of smiles and waves and one mother was overheard saying to her small daughter ‘Look darling, there’s a giant banana’! Not something you hear every day. It was by chance that we happened upon a photographer snapping a lady and we realised that we were outside the offices of the The Western Gazette! So we hopped over where a news reporter took down our story, a photographer took our photo and a lovely man delivering papers stuffed a fiver into my hand! More money for the donations page.
Happily we all made our way back to our cars where we went our separate ways. I then set off to drive the 11 miles to Bridgwater where I handed over Batty the baton – as I’ve named it – to Nik from Life Through Niks Lens together with her supporters.
As I left the car park to make my way back to Crewkerne, I really felt for Nik as the heavens opened and it chucked it down.
I am now sitting with a cuppa reflecting on today and ready to go again tomorrow! 🙂
The first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014. The public can join the fun and games by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country, including the landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
As one of the biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active raise cash and change lives. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help transform the lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people both at home in the UK and across the world.
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Come back tomorrow for Day 2 of the Somerset leg!