Team Honk 2014 blogger Relay

Team Honk Relay for Sport Relief!

I’ve been trying to organise a pblogger (parent blogger) meet up for a month or so now and you wouldn’t believe how difficult it is. The first obstacle is geography – the North East is massive so finding a central location that everyone can make it to is difficult. The second is we’re all parents and so something always crops up. The third is many of the parents also work leaving them with even less time to flitter about to meet me!

Nonetheless, on a blustery, cold Wednesday night in January, I managed to drag 2 lovely ladies out, Ang from There and back a Mother’s Tale and Rita from Three Boys and a Cat, for the first North East PBlogger meet up. We went to the Salsa Cafe for some tapas and a drink and a natter. It was a) lovely to meet them b) lovely to swap tips about blogging c) lovely to get out!! It was aaaall lovely. And big kisses to Ashlie from Sugar Rushed who missed out because of an ear infection and a bad babysitter xx

Durham Team Honk Sport Relief

Durham Team Honk – honking it up for Sport Relief!

Team Honk Relay – Sport Relief

We did also have another very valid and terrifying reason to meet up because we are carrying out the VERY IMPORTANT TASK of manouvering the Team Honk baton from Durham to Alnwick (that’s approximately 70 miles) without motorised vehicle assistance. 

The Team Honk baton is travelling from Lands End to John O’Groats via the power of over 200 bloggers’ efforts and it’s all in aid of Sport Relief. I have never been involved in something as big as this before , and I’m so excited! The plan, thus far, is as follows:

16th March – Rita collects the baton the Darlington Team Honk team.

17th March – Rita walks 20 miles in a onesie from Durham to Gateshead via Mammybear in Washington for cake. At the Angel of the North Rita will meet Ang for a photo opportunity and then Ang will carry the mantle on.

18th March – Hazy things will happen to get it from Newcastle to me at the coast.

19th March – I will cycle the baton from my house in Blyth the 30 miles to Alnwick where my stepdaughter, Gabriella, lives during the week with her mum. I will then pass the baton on to Fiona Outdoors who will cycle it 100 miles to Edinburgh because she’s really fit.

20th March – It’s my Birthday and I’ll cry if I want to.

I have 3 questions for you…

1. Would you like to sponsor the Durham Team Honk efforts? Our target is £500 for Sport Relief but I’d like to do more, so any support for that would be AMAZING – and thank you to the Salsa Café who donated £10 last night when we told them what we were up to!!

2. Do you have any ‘hilarious’ ideas for what I should wear or not wear (!) for doing my stint from Blyth to Alnwick? Suggestions in the comments below…!

3. Are you a blogger between Newcastle and the coast (or anywhere else for that matter!) and would you like to be involved on the 18th March? To save my legs, we need to get the baton from Ang in Newcastle to either Tynemouth or anywhere further north where I will be waiting with open arms and padded shorts.

The first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014. The public can join the fun and games by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country, including the landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

As one of the biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active raise cash and change lives. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help transform the lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people both at home in the UK and across the world.