Bristol Team Honk


Team Honk are a collection of bloggers from all over the country who are combining forces to raise money for Sport Relief. They’re taking part in a baton rely which will see the Team Honk baton being taken all the way from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The Bristol Team Honk leg of bloggers have the task of transporting the baton from Chipping Sodbury to Gloucester, via Bristol and Portishead. Of course we don’t just want to transport the baton, we want to transport it in style!

So first an impressive 14 mile walk from Chipping Sodbury to Bristol, happening today thanks to Carolyn from Mummy Alarm, Emily from Tealady Mumbles, and Jen from Instinctive Mum. Next a ferry tour across Bristol harbour, followed by a spectacular Zumba Flashmob organised by Kath from Knitty Mummy.

Then there’s my bit (more on that later) followed by a run by Viv from 76 Sunflowers to Portishead where she will be met by a Paralympian on a horse! Then a tour of Portishead followed by a trip down the motorway to Gloucester where the baton will be taken by the Gloucester team. The Portishead leg has been co-ordinated by Jane from Practically Perfect Mums.  

So my bit, well as you know I used to be a circus artist, and one of my favourite skills was juggling.  I’ve volunteered to juggle as my contribution to the relay, conveniently forgetting how long it’s been since I performed as a juggler (around seven years!). So I’ve had a few practise sessions, and all being well I’ll be juggling my way across the Clifton suspension bridge at around 11.30am tomorrow!

Just in case my skills fail me on the day  I thought I’d show you all a little You Tube video from around 12 years ago when I performed as part of an act called The Bird Project. Living proof that I could once juggle, and I reckon worth a donation to Sport Relief, even if I drop my balls (teehee) on the bridge.

Anyway if you’d like to donate, and help Team Honk raise loads of money for Sport Relief then click here and follow the instructions. Alternatively text HONK to 70005 to donate £5.