Rediscovering the 'Me' in 'Mumeeeeeee'

'I have always thought that there is no more fruitful source of family discontent than a housewife’s badly-cooked dinners and untidy ways'. (Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, 1861)

March 15, 2011

Authors for Japan

I don't think there can be many people who haven't been incredibly moved by the horrendous images and stories coming out of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We watch speechless and just cannot comprehend what we are seeing.

When a disaster on this scale happens it's difficult to know what you can do to help. Well, one inspiring woman, Keris Stainton, has set up a fantastic website 'Authors for Japan' where an amazing collection of authors are offering signed copies of their books, critiques of opening chapters, original artwork, book cover designs and other brilliant things - all to the highest bidder. There are a number of 'lots' being offered through posts on the blog - to bid, just leave your comment and the lot will go to the highest bidder by 8pm on Sunday (20th March). All the funds raised will go to the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

Authors taking part include, Jill Mansell, Adele Parks, Caroline Smailes, Cathy Cassidy and Melissa Hill (to name but a few).

Full details of how it all works are at



  1. So thank you for the info. It is often difficult to know HOW BEST to help in bad situations like Japans. I write and I read so will get on that link immediately.

    And might I say, its too fabulous to read a blog about motherhood etc that is not all perfection and lovliness. Reality is fun too. Great blog !

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this....I'm off to investigate. I volunteer one day a week at a local Save The Children Shop and we are doing all we can to raise money too.

  3. This is a great way to help, thanks for all this information!


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