Wednesday, September 30, 2009

9 days to go: Blogtober, Frocktober and little things.

Image via LunaDiRimmel via Flickr

Really? 9 days?

Tonight I am going to go meet with the organizing team of Northside Makers and some of the stallholders that will be there on the day. Frankly I'm shaking in my boots. But the only way to go is forward, so chin up, let's march!

I went to the hardware store yesterday in my quest to find a corkboard that I can custom size. No luck. However what I did end up getting was cork floor tiles and a tube of liquid nails. Why didn't anybody tell me that it's virtually impossible to squeeze the glue gun the liquid nails tube sits in? For me anyhow. I spent quite some time trying to squeeze it to get the glue out, with both hands, and a constant stream of colourful language. At least it's done now. I made it in the end, but gosh did my hands hurt after.

So now I still have to trim it down to fit the MDF board it's sitting on, then I'm going to wrap it in fabric.... 9 days, and I've still so much to do! *runs around in a blind panic*

But before I run off to do more things in a frenzy, let me share some news with you:

Firstly, thank you to your well wishes! My back is still incredibly sore, but I can at least sit up and walk about with ease now. I still get stabs of pain, but I'm hoping it will go away soon.

Secondly, have you heard of: Blogtoberfest?

Don't worry if you haven't, you can read all about it at Tinniegirl's blog, and perhaps even sign up to join in the fun! For all you new bloggers, here is your chance to get into the groove while doing something fun!

I am of course, joining in the fun. There's no way a blogging fanatic such as myself would let this pass me by. So Blogtoberfest, here I come!

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But hang on, October is the month of fun and I'm not just talking about beer! Because October is also Frocktober! Here's an excerpt from the Frocktober website:

Frocktober is a festive fundraising initiative aiming to raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF).Through fun - and sometimes quirky - measures, Frocktober is all about:

* Increasing the public’s awareness of ovarian cancer.
* Promoting women’s health and wellbeing.
* Celebrating the great diversity of shapes, sizes and colours women come in.

Essentially, Frocktober puts forward a challenge to girls, women and interested men far and wide:
To don a frock for a day, week, fortnight or a full month during October, and get sponsored for it!

So why wait, dress up for a good cause now!

Frocktober - a dress a day
Blogtober - a blog a day
October - heaps of fun everyday!

Let the games begin!

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  1. I'm happy to see you at blogtoberfest too!
    good luck as well with frocktober!

  2. yay for blogtoberfest! looking forward to meeting you tonight.

  3. It was good to meet you tonight, if only briefly.

  4. Yay Celeste! You're going to rock it at the market, don't you worry :-) I can't wait to meet you!



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