The Secret Thing — Drum Roll please

So watches have been synchronized and the “publish” button has been hit. We can tell you about the #SecretThing. And the fact that it is not really called that but really is called #GoodWork.

So I am not going to beat about the bush

I am not going to delay any longer

Drag this out or make you wait

Nope.  I am not going make you scroll through the post to find the vital bit of info you are hunting for, buried in a paragraph in size 6 font.

No Siree.

I am just going to come out and tell you what it is.

What this thing of epic proportions might be.


<deep breath>

It’s Ghana baby.   Yep.  Ghana in Africa.   48 hours with Comic Relief, live blogging and tweeting from four projects out there to show just what they have done with all your donations over the past 25 years of Red Nose Day.   Showing you the #goodwork they have done since 1988 and how some of the millions raised has been used to support projects in Africa.

On Tuesday, the 25th anniversary itself, we will be live from a vaccine project with a top celeb doing some live TV and radio, covering it on social media.

We are actually visiting four projects during the trip and we will fill you in on those between now and flying on Sunday but what is important now you have that information, is you.  Yes you, looking shifty at the back.

We need you.   We would love to have your support of this whilst we are out there.   To keep an eye out for our tweets, for our blogs, for our Facebook updates and to share them.   To get them circulating amongst your networks.   To spread the word of the really #goodwork that Comic Relief have done in the past quarter of a century.

It is all a bit surreal and all a bit “woah” as there is so much to organise on a practical and emotional level but if we know you are behind us then I think we can do this.


TEAM HONK is our collaborative site.  Do go visit.  All updates will be there.

  1. We would love to send you a digital postcard from our adventures, to share on your blog. Just email and let us know if you would especially like to hear about the bakery, the school, the vaccine project or the mental health project. First come, first served!
  2. Please look out for and share our posts and videos and your postcards on your social networks #goodwork @aresidence @mammasaurusblog @mummybarrow
  3. Look out for more from the amazing blogging networks who are supporting us @Britmums, @Netmums, @Mumsnetbloggers and @Tots100.
  4. Britmums have a Twitter party on Tues 5 Feb at 11am #goodwork please do join in if you can and spread the word.
  5. Check out Comic Relief’s social media:


Twitter -

Facebook -

Pinterest - and the 25 Years board is here:

Instagram -


Although this bit is about celebrating #goodwork, when we get back we plan to do lots of funny stuff for money, to FUNRAISE and FUNDRAISE.  We’d love to have you on #TEAMHONK. More on that on our return :)


Annie from Mammasaurus, Tanya from Mummy Barrow and Penny from Alexander Residence





  1. ooooh I am so excited for you! What a fantastic opportunity.

    I’d love a postcard from the school please. xx

  2. Kirsty Davies-Chinnock

    Woo Hoo #GoodWork ladies!!

  3. Whoooo hoooo! Let’s go help them celebrate #goodwork! lovedly keep ing secrets with oyu missus, but such a relief to be free!

  4. Rebecca

    That is brilliant! What a wonderful idea! You will do amazing things!

  5. Maureen MacLaren

    Good Luck
    I’m with you in spirit if not in body

  6. How exciting! Wow, would love to help get the word out. Have just posted this post to our FB page. Look forward to helping #TEAMHONK

  7. WOW! That sounds fantastic. Nice one, ladies. I will be supporting you in any way I can.

  8. Jean

    What a great opportunity, good luck on your trip. (The link to Team Honk doesn’t work – just needs tweaking a little)

  9. Wow – so excited for the three of you. Any space in your suitcase? ;-)

    Clearing the blog schedule for next week!

  10. Bloggers changing lives. LOVE IT! Up yours Liz Jones!!!!

  11. That is brilliant! How exciting. School postcard for me please :)

  12. BRING IT ON! I can’t believe it’s happening I really can’t!

  13. Mrs Nursery

    Can I have a postcard from the school pleeease, congratulations on being part of something sooo amazing!! x

  14. Wow! Congratulations. What an amazing opportunity for you all. Happy to retweet tweets and blog posts.

  15. Jane Willis

    Well, I’d realised it must be something big but I’d no idea it was going to be THIS big. Well done to all of you! I’d love a postcard from the bakery please. That way I’ll have an excuse to write about you on my food/craft blog.

  16. Fantastic – will be amazing to hear all about it. I especially love that we will be hearing about it from ‘normal’ people rather than a glossy look from a celeb view if you know what I mean. xx

  17. If I could *honk*, I would. How brilliantly exciting!! X

  18. Hi, what fab news, we will be retweeting all the way and would love to share a story on our website Mums in the Know, either the Fleet site or across the network and on our Facebook pages, especially from the school, or on the vaccine programme. Good luck! xx

  19. amazing work guys, good luck! xxx

  20. Awesome amazingness! Well done #TeamHonk. I’d love a postcard to share – school would be my favoured but I don’t mind which :) xxx

  21. Foz

    Oh wow! How exciting!!! Look forward to reading about it all!

  22. Wow! I mean WOW!!!
    What an incredible opportunity. I’ll be tweeting honking sharing and pinning x

  23. Fantastic news, wishing you all the best to shout about #GoodWork.

    Mich x

  24. @ADadCalledSpen

    Great news! Wishing you all the very best. Any idea who the sleb is?

    • MummyBarrow

      Hello you

      We know but you will have to bribe us with *lots of chocolate* and gin to get us squeal.

      *a cream egg*

  25. This is brilliant! Will absolutely support you all!

  26. Karen

    How very exciting! Not a blogger but will tweet and retweet ! Enjoy. Postcard from Vaccine project please. Is thqt the right way to request one?

  27. amazingly proud of you xxxxxxxxxx I’d LOVE a postcard from the school xx

  28. Catherine Fraser

    Wow! Amazing. Would love a postcard form the school so my daughter can share it with her school please!
    Mummy Barrow: changing the world one tweet at a time

  29. VERY exciting! What a fantastic oppertunity!

  30. Nikky

    Whoa Momma!! This is UBER EPIC!
    What a marvellous opportunity for you and i just know you’ll be awesome on this project! I remember the very very first Comic Relief because I worked in a regional newspaper at the time and we did massive promos for it and some of us went to Yorkshire TV to be in the studio audience for the live launch in leeds, it was such a great day.

    Fantastic venture and I’ll be following it all googley-eyed! xx

  31. this is just brilliant and what an amazing opportunity for the three of you!
    I would like a postcard please – school or bakery please but not fussy. wishing you all lots of luck – amaze balls x x

  32. Nicky

    Fabulous news!! How exciting for you all!
    I’d love a postcard from the school if possible, but I’ll be happy just hearing all the news and feeling the atmosphere from you guys.
    Big love to you all and keep safe!!!!

  33. Nicky

    Oops! I forgot to #teamhonk !!! Honk!

  34. Hopalong

    Can I open my eyes yet?

  35. Mikaela Boon

    Fantastic!! Very exciting. Looking forward to your updates x #TEAMHONK #GOODWORK

  36. wonderful wonderful WONDERFUL go go GO #TEAMHONK

  37. Thought I would pop over and say a mahoosive good luck to you all… you’re gonna do us mega proud and we are behind you 100000000000000%


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