World Blood Donor Day

Since it’s World Blood Donation Day/National Blood Week, and I missed the blood mobiles last time they were in work, I’ve been trying to find somewhere to drop off my 38th armful. Unfortunately I can’t make it to any of the other local sessions, and so far I haven’t been able to find out when I can next have a nice cup of tea and a sit down at work. I’ve been to the Southampton Blood Centre in the past but I need to find out if you can still donate there.

Anyway, to keep them stocked up until I can next make it, it would be amazing if someone reading this donated blood for the first time. If anyone is crazy enough willing to volunteer and wants to leave a comment, I have a cunning plan for a suitable prize. (Based on previous competitions here, I wouldn’t get too excited about the prize!)

Photo © Leo Reynolds (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)


Armful of biscuits

The blood to biscuit exchange rate is looking increasingly rosy. There was a huge selection today, including flapjacks, although I must admit my eyes may have been slightly too big for my stomach there.


I also picked up the slate coaster to go along with a very nice thank you card I received for donating three times in a year. (Over 500 million years old apparently- hope the flapjack wasn’t quite so old.)


All that and a nice post lunch rest. Bonus.

Last day of Movember

Today is the last day of Movember and all month Wesley has been helping raise money and awareness of prostate cancer by growing a moustache.

Wesley’s mo has been silly enough to raise £214.00 but I think it’s worth more, especially given the extra comedy value! If you agree, donate now.