Thursday, 17 January 2013

Wax Lyrical

Hello again! We're still keeping extremely busy with fundraising as we head into a new year. Exciting news - Heather is now running her very own Scentsy business Wax Lyrical, selling wickless candles, hand creams and soft toys! There are some lovely items available, so visit the Facebook page and website for all the details.

Preparations for the Ladies' Night are well under way. This will be held on Saturday March 2nd, at Crofthead Farm in Livingston, West Lothian. All are welcome for what is promised to be an evening of glitz and glamour, with cocktails and Buff Butlers! Even if you don't live in the area, it will be worth coming and making a weekend of it. Go here for full details. Tickets are going fast, so get yours now!

In other news, I've been overwhelmed and humbled by the amount of support and sign-ups I've had for my Overcoming Adversity bloghop. The aim of this is to tap into the amazing array of talent of all my writing friends online by having them post a short piece, on the theme of overcoming adversity, on their blog on the 4th and 5th of February. Thereafter I will compile them into an anthology to be released through Amazon which will go towards the college fund. The linky list will remain open until the 3rd, so feel free to go and check out all the details and sign up! I'm investigating the possibility of a book launch in the local area, so stay tuned for any news of that.

Finally, check out this gorgeous blanket which has been handmade for Andrew to take with him to college. It's a memory blanket, made out of squares of fabric from items of clothing donated by the whole family. It's quite hard to see the fabric at the edge but it features little blue stars and came from a tiny shop in Brighton. Our very talented friend Caroline Perry made it for him. Lovely, I'm sure you'll agree!


  1. What a lovely quilt!

    This is the first I've heard of your blog hop. I need to see what it's about. Grand way to add money to the coffers of a college fund!

  2. A great idea to raise funds! Awesome!


  3. Awesome blanket. I saved my daughter's baby clothes to make a blanket like that, but unfortunately I am terrible at sewing. I gave the material to my sister...years ago. Still waiting.

    Looks like you've got lots of good fundraisers organized. I hope they go well.

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