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Day 1 of Refugee rations challenge done. And Pay Pal makes it easier

#ActforPeace #rationchallenge #refugeerations #sponsorme

#ActforPeace #rationchallenge #refugeerations #sponsorme

I missed my morning pot of tea, it’s true. But I’m less than $20 off raising $1000 so far for refugees, so I’m confident I won’t be starting every post of this week on rations complaining about my lack of favourite hot beverage!

There’s my cup of hot water first thing though, still so sleepy it couldn’t quite get itself into focus for the photo πŸ˜‰

We’re having incredible winter weather here in Australia: bright blue clear skies, warm sun, but still a cool nip to the skin in the shade- believe me, it’s a divine treat after all the humidity and wetness of our summer months- sipping my water on the verandah still felt full of privilege.

So onto breakfast: a portion of my rice allowance, with a sprinkling of pre-soaked then boiled chickpeas. I only added salt.

#ActforPeace #rationchallenge #refugeerations #sponsorme

#ActforPeace #rationchallenge #refugeerations #sponsorme

I’ve decided to start quite plain and strict, then ease myself into more tasty meals as the week progresses, and I get more uncomfortable/hungry/hangry.

A big thank you to the 3 Anonymous donors, in case you came from WordPress, and to Matt over at Just Bear With Me, plus Eve at Unleashing the Cougar , who used the simple Pay Pal button to donate to my cause. My lovely reader Kate from Photobooth Journal decided to forgo her weekly coffee and cake treat so she could contribute, thanks Kate!  ❀

So it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you can show your support during Refugee Week by giving even $10 to this fundraising appeal.

After my simple brekky, I went for a bush walk with my niece and the comet woman, then had hunger pangs as they ate their mandarins… but I didn’t budge.

#ActforPeace #rationchallenge #refugeerations #sponsorme

#ActforPeace #rationchallenge #refugeerations #sponsorme

What to have for my late lunch was easy, and it’s looking like dinner too :~/

I have a feeling this is going to be a very long, slow week… I will try to keep posts upbeat.

Feel free to join the donation party by clicking HERE, and a reminder that it’s all totally secure, legitimate, and is running for the 4th year in a row- we’ve raised over $2 million so far this week.

In gratitude for a sense of community across the oceans, G xO

15 Comments

    • I assume so- thank you- how did you sign it?? Some come thru as Anonymous. Am totally happy to credit & link to everyone πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ ❀❀

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      • I wrote an essay in the comment box and I think I signed it Kate Griffiths but of course that won’t mean anything to you. Duh to me πŸ™„. It was more of a small β€œwell done” than a proper donation. Admire you a lot for taking this on.

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        • Thanks Kate, yes I got it! I did thank my reader ‘Kate’ in this post, and will edit it now to link to your site (I know that’s not why you did it, but it’s the least I can do). But yes, I had no idea who you were πŸ˜‰ Every tiny bit helps, believe me- in 3 days, the Challenge has raised over $2 million, and a lot of that is $10 & $20 donations xx ❀ G

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  1. I was one of your Anons, to clear up any mystery πŸ™‚ Just wanted to be anon on the donation site πŸ˜‰ I imagine, like anyone on a diet, it’s made all the more difficult because all you’ll be thinking about is food. But for the purpose of this task, I guess that’s the point. Continued good luck. Hope you earn your extras!

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    • Oh thank yo so much! It does feel good to know who my Anons are, although I totally understand the privacy thing πŸ™‚ Last night I hit nearly $1200, which means I can ‘reward’ myself with those precious 2 teabags (from my own supplies, not from the donation monies obviously)- I’m going to save them for later in the week, like on Friday when I have to teach, and will need the pep up. It’s such a good challenge, on so many levels… and yes, food is becoming my number one thought :/
      Thank you again xx G

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    • So
      Boring
      😐
      But yes, that’s the point 😐

      Weather is definitely chillier at night but still pretty divine during the day 🌈😊

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