It’s my birthday today (21st May) and what better way to launch my latest fundraising venture, now don’t groan. Of course I do it on purpose.

Turns out I’m a bit fat. No please don’t disagree…honestly…no…oh you are too kind. But seriously I need to shed some timber; a significant amount it turns out.

It appears I’m too fat to ride a horse at CentreParcs and also too fat to take a lesson in a small helicopter. Clearly both modes of transport will buckle under my enormous weight. I was a little angry to start with but I’ve since used the anger to motivate myself. The plan is to fly a helicopter and ride a horse, obviously not at the same time, neigh, unless horse is feeling particularly daring and then of course I’m up for it.

I need to lose 2 stone (28 lbs) to get down to 15.5 (217lbs)…yes, yes I’m 17.5 stone (245lbs) – WHATEVER!

So sponsor me. I’m doing it for Leukaemia Care who are a wonderful charity that supports blood cancer patients. If you didn’t know I was diagnosed with leukaemia over 5 years ago and am doing OK.

So let’s get this show on the road…I’ll have salad with that.