Fire burn and cauldron bubble….*
Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet and what a glorious day it is. Friday is finally here, the weekend is upon us and the world is once again your lobster. So what do you plan to do with it? Do you have lots of activities set aside? Do you have lots of parties to go to? Lots of friends to see?
This weekend I shall be getting on with (what started out as) a little job that has grown bigger than I ever expected it to. I shall be finishing it as soon as I can because I have other things to be getting on with; and the other things I have to be getting on with come with a kind of “pain of death” caveat should I not manage to complete the tasks set out for me.
So what am I talking about?
Well on Wednesday evening we had the first meeting of Team Magnet/Team Cam or Team@walk4henry.co.uk. Call it what you will although the final one is going to be the email address for anyone wishing to contact us regarding the charity walk for HENRY but the jury is still out on what my support team will be known as.
When I say my support team I have no doubt that they will certainly be supporting me with all of their hearts and they will be completely dedicated to doing so, but I must also say that they scare me a little also.
They have scared me into action.
When I say scare me a little, I actually mean scare me A LOT.
I have been so completely lucky in acquiring three of the most formidable women I have ever met.
All of them are clever, all of them are bright, all of them are dedicated, all of them are switched on and all of them appear to have a vast knowledge of all the things we must do in order for this walk to be the success I really want it to.
Within minutes of meeting the girls, it was apparent that they all had questions for me, all had expectations of me and all had thoughts about how we should go about preparing and promoting the walk.
And this is where things got a little tricky for me.
And when I say tricky, I mean uncomfortable as we all soon realised that I had completely underestimated the sheer size of the task at hand.
No surprise there then…
To be honest, I had, as many of you know I had originally decided just to set off and walk the Ridgeway for charity. Going on my own with only Archie for company. Writing and recording my adventure along the way. However, as word spread it became apparent that there were many other people who were keen too walk with me, some wanting to walk one day, some two and some all five.
This interest in attendance obviously took the walk to another level due to the sheer amount of people who wanted to be involved, but not being content with this problem I decided to add another in the shape of adding Hadrian’s Wall to the picture and once again the entire adventure grew yet further with it quickly becoming obvious that I was going to be unable to sustain my desire of being low key or get away with doing it by the seat of my pants.
And because of this I was guaranteed that yet more headaches were bound to ensue with me being in no way capable of dealing with them on my own.
First my friend Kate stepped in and said she would help followed by my friend Emma deciding that she wanted to be involved. This was exciting enough but then the final part of the puzzle dropped into place when a lady whom I had never met before offered to help. This lady is the wonderful Debbie and she appears to be a gift from god when it comes to knowing how to arrange things on this scale, talk to the charity to get things done and also drive the entire project forward whilst giving me plenty of things to get on with, so much so I really need to get my head down… – even though I am fairly certain I am being given the very smallest amount of what is required to be done….
The meeting was a total eye opener for me, making me sit up and consider the plan on a grander scale yet none of the ladies were phased in any way by the enormity of the project we face in promoting this to the spectacular event that we need it to become.
I must admit that on the night of the meeting I left these ladies in a state of what can only be described as shock and honestly hope I can do everything required of me because there is definitely no turning back, but that is fine because even though at first I thought these girls might actually be witches, I am now certain they are angels and are only here for my betterment no matter how much it is going to hurt….
Stay tuned to the blog for regular updates and be sure to click on the Just Giving button on this page or follow this link Just Giving and donate what you can. We have a huge target to get to but I am sure that with the generosity of all of my friends, family, followers, strangers and EVERYBODY, I will easily achieve my £10k target.
Stay out of the fridge.
*Macbeth – Act 4 Scene 1 by William Shakespeare