Monday, 18 March 2013

Comic Relief

You may have noticed that last Friday was Comic Relief. I vividly remember sitting up late into the night watching it almost all of the way through when I was about nine or ten, I think that was the first time that I truly understood what it was about.

I had the opportunity to go to take calls for Comic Relief this year, a chance I sadly had to turn down because the journey back up would have meant I wouldn't be able to go to the open day at the Nuffield hospital. As going private for IVF treatment is something that we're seriously considering it wasn't something that I really wanted to put off while we waited another six months for the chance.

I was slightly disappointed at not being able to be as involved with Comic Relief as I would have liked, so when I saw a post on Facebook about how we had the option to go to work in a football shirt or pyjamas and to bring your favourite teddy, I knew I had to join in.

I'm a bit of a shy sort of person and I don't generally like to draw too much attention to myself (though I'm sure people who know me would disagree) so going to work in my jammies felt like a really big deal. I kept telling myself I'd just go in dress-down gear, but lying awake on the Friday morning I kept thinking about what I could wear.

Which is how I ended up going to work looking like this:

As you can see, I was very carefully coordinated. And yes, I wore the Eeyore slippers all day. Technically Eeyore isn't my favourite cuddly toy, but he went well with the rest of my outfit.

Somewhere there is a photo floating around of me wearing this outfit complete with a Red Nose. Hopefully that'll never see the light of day!

I think we raised a good amount of money. I'm looking forward to finding out the final total, and perhaps watching some of the highlights of the night on BBC iPlayer.


  1. Aw that's great! Like you, I have fond memories of Comic Relief as a kid even remembering the first one. It's a shame the humour on the night itself isn't as good as it used to be, but it's still raising money for some good causes. Once again, good luck with the IVF too. Fingers crossed for you both

    1. I think the thing that hit me when I was younger was seeing people like Lenny Henry and Billy Connolly, who I knew were funny people who normally made people laugh, being so serious. I think that, as much as anything made me really aware that this was something really important as a youngster.

      And thank you for the good luck wishes, things are definitely feeling positive right now.


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