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You’re Beautiful – #Blogitforbabies


There’s some pretty amazing stuff going on at the moment.  The amazing, super-human, wears her pants over her trousers at all times Mammasaurus is supporting the Save The Children campaign to Build it for Babies and is driving the #blogitforbabies initiative.  Loads of other bloggers are offering their time, have written fantastic posts, donated their worldly goods and put their money where their mouth is buying bricks to build clinics that save lives.  All this is detailed over on and it’s trying to make lives better in parts of the world where people are not as fortunate as we are, whatever we think.

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Those of us in St Albans are planning to do our ‘bit’ on Tuesday 1st May.  Actually Mummy has persuaded the good people at the Noke Thistle Hotel (just off J21A of the M25 and J6 of the M1 – and very close to the A1 too!) to let us have their Marquee for the day.  From 10.45 you, your friends/colleagues/neighbours/random people dragged off the street, are invited to join us, and our very special guest, Mammasaurus,  for a day of making a difference…

At 11am, for a small donation, you’re invited to join in a Rock Choir session led by the inspirational Abigail Smith who’ll be teaching us a song (you’ll know it), complete with harmonies and moves!  Then it’ll be onto lunch, nattering and cake sale.  The ‘official’ #bakeitforbabies cakes will be on sale as will donations from other amazing blogger/bakers who will be creating their favourites for us to purchase.

Children are, of course, welcome all day.  Then from 3.30 there’ll be some dancing a la Justin Bieber for those who are up for it – including any older children who’ve finished school.   Full details, including the link to the Facebook page are here

You’re Beautiful is about finding the ‘wow-worthy’ things in life and celebrating them.  It’s also about supporting The Black Dog Tribe and doing #onepositivething supporting those of us with mental health issues, past or present.  This week I’ve deviated from stones and clouds to talk about a load of people doing what they can to help others, and if that isn’t just a teeny bit ‘wow-worthy’ I’m not quite sure what is.  Why don’t you come and join us on the day?

You’ve been adding a wonderful selection of beautiful things over on the linky each week – and I’m really grateful (and thoroughly enjoy reading them) that you take the time to share the positivity.  What can you add this week?  It doesn’t have to be world changing stuff – just something that, in your eyes, is beautiful.

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Author: Jenny

Life, photos and recipes mixed with family life, additional medical needs and a whole load of imaginary friends

6 thoughts on “You’re Beautiful – #Blogitforbabies

  1. Yay! this is a beautiful thing right here – you ladies stepping up and helping me when I am struggling x

  2. PS. Just to clarify – am I expected to wear my pants over my trousers?

  3. Now this is beautiful. I wish you a happy day on Tuesday. I will be in South Africa, which over the years has had much help from Save The Children for its babies. This time, I will be visiting a maths and science academy for children who want to finish school and train to be teachers. Healthy happy babies make strong, determined children who will become Africa’s leaders xx.

    • Lesley – if we ever doubt what we’re doing with #blogitforbabies or get frustrated that things aren’t coming together, I’m going to come back and read this comment – and fly it from the back of an aeroplane if we need to. Pulling such an event together in essentially 2 weeks has been a monumental effort – what you’re saying makes it worth it x

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