P.P.P.P…..Post a Penguin!!!
(and there’s even P.P.P.P……Prizes at the bottom of the P.P.P.P…Page)
One of the unwritten rules of blogging, tweeting and emailing is apparently not to use too many exclamation marks. Can you believe it!!!????!!!!!
Anyway, fekkit. This week my colitis has been utterly pants, and although I’m on vast doses of Asacol, Azathioprine, Citalopram (cos this goddam illness makes me miserable), iron tablets and Predisnolone – my condition is again flaring. So I’ve felt rather downbeat for the last week, and in consequence I’ve felt rather unenthusiastic about most things, apart from sleeping. I’m VERY enthusiastic about sleeping.
This has meant I’ve felt unable to write, tweet or generally be ‘Wahey!’ about anything. Today though, I decided enough was enough, and vowed to get back on the horse (penguin if you prefer) and blog. So here I am, and I’m going to use a load of !!!!!!!!!’s to make myself sound my usual self. They always say (whoever ‘they’ are), if you make an effort to ‘be’ a certain way, it can actually make you feel that way. So I’m !!!!!’ing my way back into positivity!!!!!! *boing*
(I know you can’t ride penguins before you look blankly at me, it just seemed a fitting turn of phrase considering, and beside I’d like to try and ride one of those really big emperor penguins, I reckon they might be big and beefy enough to cope with a sort of piggy back)
I put off the Penguin Amnesty vlog this weekend, because I have at least five penguins belly flopping their way over here, and I didn’t want them to miss out – but this does have to be done, so P-Day is this Saturday, come what may!
I’m well aware that I have committed myself to this, and as I’ve said all along, I’ve got a fabulous fridge freezer from Appliances Online so if it costs me a fair whack to post these penguins on then so be it, I’ve still had a fabulous stroke of luck and feel it is my personal duty via karma to pass that on. It seems almost wrong to ask for more support considering how massively generous you lovely people have already been, but if you’ve enjoyed the gallery, if you’ve enjoyed reading the terrible jokes on Twitter, if you’ve wanted to donate a penguin but couldn’t find one – please would you consider donating a couple of squid/quid (either will do, the penguins eat squid too) towards posting these delightful, penguins on to some lovely, very poorly kids at PostPals.
Anyone who donates will have their names added to the cards that will be included with the penguins that are posted to these children. In a nutshell, (penguin egg), I’ll be posting packages that all include the names of the people who donated the penguins and the names of the people who donate towards postage too. And you’ll get a mention on this gorgeous blog of mine too.
Soooo……deep breath. If you are interested, or if you’ve expressed an interest you can donate HERE: this is PostPal’s charity giving account and it will go towards ridding me of these adorable, but sometimes slightly domineering penguins. (they still won’t get out of the bath!!!!!!!!)
The minimum donation on that site is £5 which I think is maybe a little bit much for some people so if you’d like to donate less than that you can donate via my own PayPal address. I am not about to go on an exotic holiday to the Antarctic with my newfound Penguin friends, so you can trust me. It’s more than my life’s worth to rip anyone off so you have no need to worry about such things. I intend to blog and hang around for many years to come, so I’m not going to commit penguin fraud with your donations. ‘Flipper on heart’ that is the truth.
My email address and PayPal address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Go on, spam me to the moon and back you spammers you! (including an email address on a public website is akin to a spammers dream come true apparently)
Anyone who has donated a penguin or a squid or a quid will be put into a draw to win one of these too by the way.
Here’s Josephine the ultra-stylish, hip and trendy penguin modelling the prizes that you could win if you donate to the Penguin Amnesty!
A set of Penguin wine charms!
A Penguin bracelet! This would look beautiful on any flipper!
A hand painted, signed Penguin keyring from the very talented child artist, Dylan Ward (featured by Noel Edmonds)
Many thanks to Dylan Ward and his mum for donating these to the Penguin Amnesty. Aren’t they gorgeous!
Just make sure you comment on this blog or email me to say when you have donated so that I can keep track of how much you’ve given and who you are, so I can make sure you’re credited for your generosity on here.
I don’t mind if you donate 10p, anything at all is so much appreciated. Nobody is exactly flush these days with business, life, being as it is. But I do know that everyone has a heart….. and that, if everyone who reads this can who thinks ‘I wish I could help’ could make even a teeny tiny donation, it would make such a difference. It’s not hard to make a donation online and me and the Post Pals kids would appreciate it so much. So many of them have a terrible time, if we can help to brighten their dark days, I think that’s something worth doing.
So, what are you waiting for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???!!!!
(see, excessive punctuation yet again, do I sound ‘boingy’ enough for you yet? Funnily enough, even just writing this post and using lots of !!!!!’s has actually made me feel less upset about the state of my health/arse/stomach already)