Friday, 13 November 2009

Sending A Smile?


I know that I like to send you a smile when I can, and so far it seems to be working; but today I 'm sending a smile of a different kind. The Small One and I were channel surfing recently (why do kids do this now? what happened to clearing your schedule in case you missed Grange Hill? Or Hong Kong Fooey for that matter?) and we came across this years BBC Blue Peter Appeal. It's a wonderful choice this year (isn't every year?) and this can do a much better job of explaining it all than I can. Please watch the video. I've been pondering this for a couple of weeks now; and I'm still amazed by the difference these doctors can make in 45 minutes. 45 minutes. It really makes you think. The Small One was completely captivated by the scheme (she likes scheming) and so the very next day she made this

and then she made a few more. We bought some inexpensive t-shirts in Matalan (although I bet Tesco or     Asda would be just as good) and used fabric pens so things didn't get too complicated. It was quick and       satisfying and you could give it a go too. Last time I looked the Totalizer was at 2000. The Small One wants to be absolutely certain that her gowns have been added to the pile; so I'm off to check. Coming?              
Today I'm Loving ... All of  my wonderful, warm, funny commentors who were happy to share their              "small"     stories on Short Happens.    A big (and not a small) wave                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to HelenaElinMegAnnaJanDebJackyKaiClaireMadelineasKarenJinnagTinkertaylorSarahchksngr and Julie.   I hope I haven't missed any one: I'm standing on tiptoes as it is.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

12 comments:

Karen said...

I love the smile - thanks for sharing as it brightened up my day :)

scrappyjacky said...

This looks a great idea....aren't they all on Blue Peter Appeals...glad the small one has been so captivated by it.

Angela said...

Sian, just want to say how much I am loving your blog. It's instant entertainment for me every time I read!

Casey Wright said...

Great post! Thanks for cheering me up on this wonderful Friday the 13th!

humel said...

Aww, thanks for the smile - it made me smile right back! :-)

karen said...

Loved the idea,so simple,but really effective.

Tinkertaylor said...

Great appeal don't we take the simplest of things for granted. Thanks for today's smile

Micayla said...

What a sweet idea.....off to watch the video now!
Now I am smiling......thanks Sian.
Micayla x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great post. I love watching my kids, especially DD take off with a little inspiration.
Rinda

helena said...

thanks for the wave - one winging its way across the oceans back to you

RachelB said...

Great post, It made me smile too.

Carrie/scrapchick said...

So neat! Nice post! :)

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