Another mixed bag of news and notables that have piled up over the last few days.
RA Birthday Auction Coming
Thank you for your feedback on my question re. another charity auction in honour of RA’s upcoming birthday. I’ve had some nice responses – so it is going to happen. Mark Tuesday, 22 August in your calendar because that’s when it’ll happen! Over the next few weeks I’ll drop some hints what will be on auction. I can already disclose that plushie maker extraordinaire Sinnamin has given me the idea for a nice new twist to the range of items on offer. She reacted to my Castlevania RAPS reveal by asking whether it would be put up for auction. I didn’t have any particular plans for it, so I replied yes. To which she immediately responded by donating a Trevor Belmont plushie. So, my idea is to auction both RAPS and plushie together, in a set. I really like that set idea – I may have some LLL sets up my sleeve, but if you have other ideas/donations/suggestions, I’d love to hear them.
Talking of Castlevania…
Talking of giving…
A great fundraising idea
Fellow fan Gratiana has had a fabulous idea for a way of generating donations. Since Mr A always asks for birthday presents to be kindly transformed into charitable donations, this is the perfect way of scraping together the funds. Dubbed “Change for Charity”, she explains it all in this handy badge – which you can print out and tape to your change jar:I am onboard with the challenge and made my own change jar. Since Mr Guylty currently seems to be a bit touchy when it comes to RA (he has rather tellingly dubbed this little grass head (click to enlarge) on my kitchen table “Richard”… I don’t know where he is getting that from. Richard neither has thinning hair, nor a round nose. I tell myself it’s because of the beautiful lashes…) I couldn’t tape Grati’s picture on it.
So my “Change for Change” jar has no reference to the intended donation purposes, and received a bit of bling just because my cheap costume jewellery was lying around in the kitchen…
If you decide to take part – and make a custom change jar – share your picture with Grati in the comments on her post.
Right, TGIF – only a few translations to get through and a round-up to compile, and then I am off to a family gathering in honour of my f-i-l’s 80th birthday tomorrow. We’re going on a hike/picnic to celebrate, followed by a BBQ with all 14 grandchildren, 5 sons, 5 d-i-l’s, and assorted other family members and friends. Let’s hope the weather holds.