Tomorrow morning at 10:30 am will see the virtual coffee morning happen. At 10:30am #BloggersBeatingCancer will take place. In the words of my Mum, I am hoping to see it “bending”. If you are unable to take part online then please do still consider donating (details at the end of the post) to this very worthy cause. Some of you have shared that you will be at work so you will be organising an “actual” coffee morning, and others have told me that they are having people round to theirs for a coffee morning whilst also joining in online. All brilliant and I am delighted! Thank you to all of those who have written a post for #BloggersBeatingCancer and thank you to all of those who have donated already. It has been lovely to see so many of you getting involved.
Now for those of us who will be joining in with the coffee morning virtually, I have been thinking about what makes a virtual coffee morning great:
- We have all had those coffee mornings that turn into coffee marathons, when your lovely guests seem to have set up camp in your front room. You start to worry about how you can get escort them out of your house without seeming ungrateful. Not a problem in a virtual coffee morning as you can simply go off-line. Win!
- For an actual coffee morning you have to put a lot of prep in. Making sure the house is clean being the most important one. You have to do things like plumping cushions and shoving the toys under the settee. Not in a virtual coffee morning. You can be sitting in the biggest pig-sty ever and no one would have a clue. If you are using Skype to talk to your friend, then just clean the square that they will see you in and shove everything else out of the picture.
- When you are having guests round to your house for coffee you should make sure that you have cake in or at least some biscuits. The problem in my house is that the piglets normally find what I have bought in for the guests and they demolish it before the guests arrive. On a virtual coffee morning you can fake it.
“Oh I have made the most amazing double chocolate cake and I am serving it with freshly whipped Jersey double cream #BloggersBeatingCancer”
You share this on twitter whilst munching on a Pot Noodle.
- For an actual coffee morning it is impolite to entertain guests when you are still in your PJs. In a virtual coffee morning you can sit in your birthday suit and no one will be the wiser. Unless you are skyping and then clothes are always recommended.
- For an actual coffee morning you might have to have other people’s kids round too. You then find yourself biting your tongue as the children use your settee as a trampoline and empty every toy box all over the floor. Not in a virtual coffee morning. Those virtual kids are very well-behaved, don’t you know?
- A virtual coffee means that you can have everyone round your house, they could be on the other side of the world, they could be in the next town, it doesn’t matter as you will be able to chat virtually and it will be like you are all in the same room together.
- A virtual coffee morning for #BloggersBeatingCancer is a great way of raising money and all you have to do is share a hashtag and have a natter. Just think, you can raise money while sitting on your bum and stuffing yourself with cake. Win!
Will you be joining us tomorrow? Let’s get #BloggersBeatingCancer and raise as much money as possible for a great cause.
#BloggersBeatingCancer – join us on Friday 30th September at 10.30am, for coffee and a social media thunderclap. Use the hashtag, get your friends involved, and get fundraising if you can. Anyone can take part in the virtual coffee morning. Who doesn’t love coffee and a natter? Get hold of your friends, chat online, it could be the friend who now lives abroad or the one who lives in the next town. Thanks to the internet you can chat to them like they are in the same room. Join us have a chat, make a difference.
Please donate to or share our fundraising page, which is open from today – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/bloggersbeatingcancer