Sunday Papers: October’s End

Not one, but TWO fundraising and awareness events  for cancer in November! The first is Movember, where Mo Bros begin the month with a face as smoooth as a baby’s bum and aspire to end it looking like one of these fine specimens. Movember raises awareness and funds for men’s health issues, including prostate cancer. You can register for this year’s event here.

The second event takes place on 26th November in the south of England. Striding for Survival was created by my feisty friend Rachael Rogan. The walk raises awareness of and funds for pancreatic cancer, the aggressive disease that Rachael and her sister Rebecca lost their father to 25 years ago.

SfS debuted in May this year, starting in the gorgeous Lake District and ending in our hometown, Barrow-in-Furness. Next month, it takes place in Lee Valley Park…this gal knows how to pick her venues! If you fancy a challenge and in the neighbourhood, get involved! You can also join the SfS community on Facebook.

For an altogether more self-indulgent challenge, if you’ve ever fancied sitting down and writing that novel, November is the month to make it happen! NaNoWriMo starts on Tuesday! If you’re not yet familiar with NaNoWriMo, this month-long event challenges you to write at least 50,000 words (approx 175 pages) by November 30th. And if you’re worried about the amount of guff you’ll be writing to hit the target, fear not…NaNoEdMo arrives in March!

And the rest…

Watch this film for dreamy scenes of Paris and the 20s.

Check out this guy’s pumpkin gallery and then turn your lame attempt round to face the wall.

Watch this doc and sigh over the beginning of the end of the British Indie dream.

And ahhhhh my new favourite magazine….and I can subscribe to it from the Netherlands. Woohoo!

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