So this one has to be a bit special….and it really is

To those that follow my blog, thank you . you will know i haven’t been doing this for very long. You may also appreciate that im not the best at blogging yet. but i am at a significant milestone for “oldmanlesliesblog” so i thought I would use this as an opportunity for something that brings all the areas i mention  together .

I drum,I skate , I let you know if something is good, i support UK manufacturing ‘cos i work for one   , and i love gadgets. So when i went skating  last week  and i saw all the people who were using Lights on their Skates I was impressed.

My first thought  was ” wow that would look great  on my drum ( and yes, i know that’s really sad, but i cant skate as well as the boys & girls that were wearing the lights )

It was weird  because lots of people had them, some  were  quite bright, and were static colours, Some were changing colours automatically  and seemed to me to be a lot brighter…. I did  some digging around and confirmed that in fact these were made by one of the guys at our skate club. so having seen them in action.  I thought I would get me a pair for my drum . I guess these lights can be used just about any where and that is testament to a good product in that it has more than 1 use . There is a www site  for these  which is http://www.skatelight.co.uk/  where you can find out more.

I know its unusual to blog about a product before you receive it  but having seen these working, i am so looking forward to receiving mine ( which i have paid for , this  is not a sponsored blog )

It simply unites all the key areas of my blog  and i hope you like it

its local to west Sussex with global potential  , built and designed by a Uk Manufacturer ,  a great gadget , Quality product,  & therefore , it’s all about sharing, when something is this good

 

and if there are other Skate parts you need  

 

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

there has to be some event in here to take your Kids to this holiday and alledgedly they are all ” free” good luck

let me know how you get on   http://www.free-events.co.uk/  the events seem to be throughout the year as well so it might be good to use  in the autumn  and beyond

 

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