Well, this is exciting

12th February: I'm not very good at keeping secrets. In fact, I'm RUBBISH at keeping secrets.

I think it's my open face and naturally chatty nature, I tend to forget that I'm not meant to talk about something and end up spilling the beans. 

There have been a couple of times in my life when I've had to keep schtum - the early days of my pregnancy, for example, or a new job that hadn't yet been made public. But, generally, those situations were HARD. Because, as I said, I am not a natural keeper of secrets. 

So that's why I'm currently walking about with a gag on and avoiding all eye contact with anyone. I'm busy working on something fun and exciting for our Have A Heart Appeal, but I can't tell you anything about it yet because I'm still working on the finer details. All I can say is that it could involve you, will involve cake, and could involve lots of laughing. I know - vague, right?

Anyway, it's all for a wider cause. We're raising money to grant wishes for seriously ill children with our Have A Heart Appeal this year. We're asking people to "bake a wish" to raise the cash to send poorly kids to do the things they've dreamed about: meeting their fave celeb, going up in a hot air balloon, flying a plane, going to their favourite theme park... the possibilities are endless. 

It's really simple to get involved. All you need to do is bake a cake or two and then sell them. You could take in some cupcakes to your office and sell them for a £1 a go, or maybe take some down to the school gates at pick-up time. Or maybe you do a weekly club or activity that would be vastly improved by the presence of cake? Whatever you want to do and however many cakes you want to bake and sell, it's SO easy to help out and your money will really make a difference to a child's life. 

If you'd like to get involved you just can find out loads more info and get some inspiration on our website here

And in the meantime, keep your ears peeled for some exciting news about this secret thing I'm planning for our big Appeal Day on 1st March. SHHHH - I've already said too much! 

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