I'm so sorry to do this. There are Things Going On that are related to a particular time of year and this blog is all about them.
Fundraising for DENS!
Every Christmas I fundraise for Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter, which is the first port of call for people in Dacorum facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion.
I have lots of things planned, but I'm starting off by donating a proportion of profits from sales of seasonal stationery!
The problem with having digital illustrations from my books is that there are so many fun things that they can be turned into! I only have a limited number of each and I'm bringing them to my classes.
2024 diary with yoga poses and positive affirmations, 2024 calendar with a relaxation script for every month of the year, Christmas cards! I'm particularly keen to shift things with '2024' on! Diaries are also available on Amazon but I had author copies printed and am able to sell them at a discount and still make a donation to DENS!
Here is an updated list, you may have read about some already in my last blog.
Monday 23 October, midday: Half term storytelling at Joe's Coffee Shop, now aged 2+
Friday 27 October, 10.30am: Storytelling at Blue Sheep Books, Wednesbury
Booking essential: email email@example.com
Thursday 16 November, 7-9pm: Festive Toy Swap at Open Door Cafe, Berkhamsted, organised by Parents for Future
Bring your pre-loved toys to swap for others!
Just drop in.
Saturday 18 November 11-5, The Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead
Lions Club Charity Trust Christmas Fair
I'll be selling my children's books and whatever is left of my diaries, calendars and Christmas cards!
Thursday 23 November, 7pm-late: The Steam Coach, HP1 1NP
Boxmoor is home to so many lovely pubs, and the Steam Coach is having a Christmas shopping night to raise money for the Hospice of St Francis!
I'll be there, hopefully with a depleted pile of 2024 merch.
Saturday 25th November, 10am-3pm: Sunnyside Rural Trust Art Fair, HP3 9BY
I'll be selling my books and doing free kids' yoga!
Free entry, come and support local artists and makers.
Wednesday 29th November 10-12: Pop Up Bazaar Indoor Christmas Market, Civic Centre, Berkhamsted
A new indoor market taking place on the same days as the outdoor Berkhamsted market!
Hoping to be completely out of anything seasonal by then, but I will have my beautiful children's books which make great Christmas presents!
15th -19th December: St John's Boxmoor Christmas Tree Festival
I am sponsoring a Christmas Tree again!
The theme for this year is 'Peace on Earth'. I will be making decorations out of upcycled yoga mats (there is no way to recycle yoga mats) and my tree is called 'There is no Planet B'. They will be for sale after the festival with all proceeds going to DENS!
Thursday 21 December 9.00-12.00: The Return of Art and Yoga Camp! At The Box Moor Trust Centre, for children aged 4+ with the wonderful Nishma from Mindful Artbox.
And I'm booking events for 2024!! Good job I've got a lovely diary to put them in....