so thats it, Training over for another few months

I never knew it was so hard being a dad that tries to lead by example, Some of you will have seen my blog and will know that as a family we have been training for a family event .

went to the The South Coast Roll 

For the second year running, Aiming to Skate Scoot push  our selves around the circuit. The South Coast RollWe had help from a few regular skaters that have turned out before  for the Charity we were raising funds for, They Know who they are, and they know how grate full we are to them for their brilliant efforts

So how does this become  “parenting tips ” blog

Well as the son of one of committee of the charity, i use my dad as my inspiration,and i hope to  end up half the man he is

And as a dad to 2 of the Skaters I am so Proud that they turned out, to help a really good cause…

I have always kind of Joked with  one of my sons about ” go hard or go home ” ….as a means of making sure you always commit  all that you can to all that you  do …..and then just that little bit more

Both of my boys did, 3 generations of ” oldmanleslie’s” out on the track at the same time , doing good things

It was just down to me  to try and put the cherry on top of the day by lapping the circuit in a wheel chair, after looking and thinking how hard could it be , well it was, i admit i needed help, but i got there…..

any way , a great day , should be running again next year, its NOT a freebie. but its brilliant  and great for families

 

so its time to let the world know ( or at least the little bit of it that see’s my blog )

today , i am back again volunteering at  ” the shop ” and NOW  its just about 2 weeks to go untill our BIG fund raiser

“the shop ” being  Littlehampton Shop Mobility , I get here when i can to help out as  i think its good to try to do what you can , when you can, It’s not all about the Money, or the freebies. But as always ” its all about the sharing ” 

Today  we have what looks like the first hint of a summer’s day  and i hope that we are busy , cos if we are that means that people  that have Mobility issues are  using us to get themselves out and about to enjoy the sun.

Also here preparing for  the South Coast roll, where this year a team of ” mad fools ”  will be trying to propel themselves on skates, skateboards, in wheel chairs  and anything else they can find that isn’t motorized or pedaled , around good wood motor circuit  in Chichester ( West Sussex UK)

So why do i want to tell you this, well here comes the punchline……

 

We are doing it all in aid of the shop to raise funds to buy vital resources to help the local community. So I hope you will tell all your friends about  us, and maybe find it possible to support us

There will be pictures from this years event posted of course,but here are  some of our star skaters & Imageboarders from last years  attempt  when we raised in excess of £500  Image

There is a Facebook page for our efforts  and we will update as we get closer to the event

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Thanks for having a look and i hope you can see why we wanted to share this with you , I’m proud of my sons that are both doing their bit, just because they can, I’m grateful to  those with ” mobility issues ) family and friends. and its amazing to see that people will still come out and give up their time to support  a great cause

Some things Bring you down to earth with a real Bump….its how you Bounce that counts i guess

A few weeks ago , I was lucky enough to be asked by a friend of mine, If i fancied doing a sponsored event to help raise  a few Pounds  for a worthy cause

Home was the  Cause, and it was to raise funds for a friend of My friends that  is going though a ” bit of a rough time of it ” at the moment to say the least. So even though i don’t know the lady  directly , ( and NO , im not naming her ) it was an obvious  decision  to say Yes.  The event was an easy enough, it was a 6 Mile round trip along the beach. and if you want to  make a donation around it  to the Charity you still can at   www.virginmoneygiving.com/DebbiePacey1  just please mention that you saw this ” on the blog ”

The  reasons i wanted to blog this were:

  • I thought that the people who went for the walk had done a great job and raised a couple of Hundred pounds, it turns out that  the figure was closer to £1000. Imageso well done to the Santa’s, kids, dog walkers, Morph suited ” red guys ”  and  bloggers in silly hats
  • It Turns out that the lady that organised this  event for her friend  was actually doing this as a small fundraiser for  a much Larger event Next year . She will be running a Marathon  in London 2014 and would love to raise Many thousands of pounds
  • Most people  who will see this will know of someone who is affected by  a terminal disease, they will know  the effects , and about picking up the pieces ,  some will look at the blog and  do nothing. Some may think about it and hope it doesn’t happen to them or any one they know  .
  • But these pImageeople turned out on a cold Morning in west Sussex to do something good for some one
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Its People that make things  happen, its people who get results, and its only because of  people like my friend getting involved that good things like this  happen. It costs nothing to give up time to help on things like this. Surely if  the money raised from this sort of event  can  help just one person a little then its worth it.

Well done DEB, You are doing a great thing here……… 

Just like when we set off on the walk today

 WE ARE ALL BEHIND YOU 

giving

or have a look at http://www.anthonynolan.org/8-ways  8 ways to save a life ,

How Amazing would that be 

Or if you have a message of support for DEB

Summer is most definitely here…..and its still all about the sharing

TEAM HOYT-3

All i have for you in this blog is  a few freebies  that I have found on the web that might be of interest ( bear in mind I’m in the UK ) and the offers may be UK-based also that i am a forty something married male so it’s not going to be something to set the world on fire  …Also something that I saw in the week that  Really has inspired me…

First of all the thing that Inspired me…. Lots of people   blog, Face book, tweet and do all sorts of things on the social media  scene, I’m just as guilty  as the next man of having an internet presence… while facebooking, i was sent a link that stated simply ” There are no words to describe what you’re about to see.” so we all see these  from time  to time, most of us ignore them, most of the time . i know i do, for some reason NOT this one . Any one who knows me knows why this will have hit home with me. I’m not major religious…I just have to work out in my head  if its better to do “e@things ” or like this dad has done, things in the real world that are really important.

and now for some freebies. under the theme of things from the www that have use in the REAL world

Any how, that s about it for now, thanks for dropping by

What an excellent & productive Day ……

Happy Saint Georges day to you all, For anyone that has been out on a procession, or a march , or just celebrating  the day , i hope you enjoyed it. I’m lucky that round  this part of the world there is an active scout group that  takes the Children for a march each year  and I’m generally lucky enough to join them and walk with them . So that was a nice way to start the day. Then its time after the march to come home and  decide that the grass needs a cut in the garden , Venture to get the mower out and find that it does actually start so  you never know , i might get another season out of it …  Then a trip to the tip to get rid  of the bags of rubbish, left it late enough so  it was straight in  & out Job , no messing around ion a queue….. Top this with meeting  one of the people i work with in town for a coffee, purely  by chance, the first decent bit of sunshine for more than 20 minutes, and a lazy Saturday afternoon after a busy morning in the shop   to boot, it hasn’t been a bad weekend.

Only thing i have to look to get done this week is get some awareness  of the forthcoming Marathon that  i am involved in  at Good wood Motor circuit, but  i will blog that  seperatly .

Hope you have had a good weekend too……….

a bit of a strange one really…..the streams were categorically crossed to day

Well, its  Tuesday  evening here in the almost sunny UK , it has been a bit of a strange 24 Hrs. Last night whilst  face booking and just surfing the inter web  the news broke of the marathon explosion in Boston, My first thought was to  people that work at a supplier that we use at Tempcon ( Onset )  as they are based in that part of the world.

So Using Linked In to message them, which I would normally only use if i wanted to change jobs, I sent my thoughts out to the USA. Haven’t had any bad news back so i guess we have to assume all is OK. I know this may seem strange to some but in the age of face tweeting and you tubing  where we all just email video chat, skype and TXT people, the Business and home worlds definitely collided and I realised that  you can have a business relationship that is very profitable, And also  that you don’t HAVE to like the people you work with.

But when something Goes wrong, its good to know that  people might be on your side and  thinking of you…

Ironic really  as only a few minutes before the attack i had contacted another business contact that I heard had some bad news to let them know I was thinking of them.

To the people in the states that i will send this out to, I hope all is well and no one is affected by the atrocities.

To the  man in Holland, i wish you good luck in all you do

A spot of advice please from long time bloggers……….

Today has been a good day ,  Out for a spot of late lunch at Nandos with the folks and the kids, After a lie in this morning, popped to see an old friend  who is going through a bit of a time at the moment and found that all is OK.  a few more details sorted out for the  efforts on the south coast roll

Now just chilling ready for the normal 9 to 5 tomorrow ( which I don’t actually mind )

My question is, and i would appreciate a spot of advice on this,

Should a personal blog be separate from a professional blog , what is considered the right thing…..

  • If I have something of interest from my  professional  world , should I blog it ?
  • If a blogger is looking for support for an idea for a product would they look to personal blog ?
  • Should i make requests  for information  on personal blogs ?

I think i have it summed up here.

A little something that might just do some good.

At this years SouthCoastRoll 

A group of 4 of us are aiming to ” roll” a marathon at good wood motor circuit , the rules are that we can’t use anything with a motor, or a bike so at the moment 3 of us are roller skating and 1 is using a skate board…..

None of us are what you would call hard-core skaters,we Just  skate for a bit of fun really at the local Skate Club on a weekly basis.

We thought that it might be good to try to raise a bit of sponsorship for a local charity into the bargain, so we chose a charity  that unfortunately  is close to our hearts.  We have had a donation buttonput  on the homepage of the charity   where you can pay a sponsorship  via   Paypal    if you feel like supporting any of us, or you are welcome to come and see us on the day.

The best part about this is that 3 of the 4 of the group are children  who are giving up their time . We have a target to raise enough money to buy a Mobility scooter that can be used by the Charity to raise  more money via hire. The more we can raise the more we can give them. 

All we raise will go to the Charity  for use in the UK at The Mobility shop, you can email them if you want to find out about the good work they do.

If the button hasn’t worked for you and you want to donate, drop an email address to me  and an amount to donate and I can send you an invoice  by email

Thanks very much for your time,support & Donation