So much to post about and so little time! This past weekend was the highly anticipated Sunderland Live’s Feel Good Festival and what a weekend it was! There was so much going on in the city including Feel Good Saturday, Asda’s Pasta Party in the park, Marathons, Half Marathons, Sunderland City 10k and of course… the zip wire.
I first wrote about this back in January and boy things have changed since then. In December things started to get a little difficult in my life and things weren’t going exactly as planned, I set myself a resolution to always say yes and turn negatives into positives. It was the best thing I could have done because things started to get a lot harder in January and then my Dad had a stroke.
I have to admit, I kind of told a bit of a lie in that post, at that point I hadn’t accepted the zip wire challenge and it wasn’t until last week in the Sunderland Live office when Laura said ‘Oh a space has opened up on the zip wire’ and everyone looked at me… Straight away I couldn’t think of a better cause than The Stroke Association. In only a matter of days I’d raised closed to £200 and I’d hardly promoted it, so there was no going back.
So to polish off a weekend of fantastic events, I stepped off the edge of the Wearmouth Bridge and I have to say, it was brilliant. The majority of the Sunderland Live team and Mr.A were on the bridge to wave me off and I landed to see Shannon and Aileen who had come to welcome me back to earth! It was a fantastic weekend and if I could, I’d do it all over again!
Thank you to everyone who wished me luck, those who donated and everyone who sent their love to my Dad.
Here’s some proof I did it!