I usually spend my days off at home in Gloucestershire, but this past weekend I stayed in London to attend a very special lunch. I was honoured to be invited to the annual awards ceremony held by Headway, the brain injury charity I support in memory of my sister Deborah, who died from a brain aneurysm in 2010 when she was 39.
It was a wonderful, moving experience, rewarding those who have battled through brain injury to achieve wonderful things, and those who volunteer with, care for and support them. It was also great to see famous brain injury survivors and fellow Headway supporters like former Olympic rower James Cracknell (who suffered a serious brain injury in a cycling accident in 2010) and singer Marc Almond (who had major head injuries after a motorcycle crash in 2004) there too. Nice to have Eric Knowles from The Antique Roadshow there as charity auctioneer as well! Here’s a photo of him in action. I didn’t take any more pictures… too busy reaching for tissues, it was an emotional day!
Huge thanks to Headway for letting me be part of such a special event, and inspiring me to keep on supporting this amazing charity in the future.
That evening my husband drove to London after work to join me, and we went for a wander to see the Christmas lights. London looks SO BEAUTIFUL this year. Here’s a shot of the wonderful, sparkly green lights in Carnaby Street, and a little video of the beautiful angels in Regent St, just to get you in the mood!
Meanwhile at work there are still a number of fabulous Today’s Special Value offers to come before Christmas and I wanted to show you this one which will air on Friday 15th December. It’s the Rio SoniCleanse Glo facial cleanser… I want to call it a brush, because it does a similar job to sonic facial brushes, but as you can see from the photo it really isn’t a brush at all – in fact, it’s a rather odd looking silicone… THING. But oh my goodness, it really works!
Its various angles and differently-textured surfaces are designed to get into the nooks and crannies of the face and give each area the specialised treatment it needs in terms of removing make-up, cleaning pores, promoting the micro-circulation, relaxing the facial muscles and polishing away dead skin cells. It cleans really deeply but is still gentle, and there are five different intensity levels so you can adjust it to suit you.
You also get about 300 uses per charge, which is amazing. You can use it in the bath or shower if you want to, and with any of your favourite cleansers. There’s also nothing to replace – this is a one-off purchase. And if you’ve always fancied a sonic facial brush, but have been put off by the price, then wait until you see how much this one costs! Do tune in on Friday and take a look.
So, the days until Christmas roll by. I’m excited… I love this time of year. But if you’re not a fan, or don’t celebrate it, hold tight… it’ll soon be over.
Lots of love