A Special Champagne Thank-you

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Preparing, training for and attempting a charity challenge certainly impacts on your family time. That’s why I arranged a special thank-you to one special person in my life. She is the hub, the rock and Amy has supported me in everything I’ve ever done.


I turned to Waitrose as I was told about a campaign called ‘A Special Champagne Thank-you.’ I thought after everything that happened leading up to and during this years challenge, it was the least I could do. A special meal was also prepared for a special person.

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank-you?’ - William Arthur Ward

Writing this post got me thinking. Do we say thank-you enough? I was brought up to have good manners, I was told that they cost nothing. This is something I’m trying to pass on to my kids but it’s harder than it sounds! I guess with perseverance we’ll get there. One thing I can’t stand is when you hold a door open for someone and they just walk through it. No thank-you, no nod of the head, nothing.


Why not think of a special person in your life and say thank-you today. Treat them to a bottle of champagne and a special meal courtesy of Waitrose. Amy was delighted with my gesture and I think it’s important to not forget the little things in life. The little things that people do for you on a daily basis and you may take for granted.


To Amy. Thank-you for my life we have created together. Thank-you for giving birth to our two beautiful children. Thank-you for all the little things that you do that I may take for granted sometimes. Thank-you for supporting my crazy challenges even when they go wrong! Thank-you for all the little ups and downs that make life worth living. Thank-you for everything.


To you guys, thank-you for reading.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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