The Beijing Biddies Throw Inhibitions to the Wind

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And it’s party time for the Beijing Biddies Day 30 Friday was going to be a day for the Beijing Biddies to chill out after 29 days of driving. A leisurely breakfast was followed by a reorganisation of luggage for China. BB1 managed to get BB2 for a sauna and massage to reenergise Any inhibitions had to be thrown to … Read More

Beijing Biddies and another trip to the Garage

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Rocking and a Rolling their way through Mongolia Note from the team back home: As you’ll see from this post, the challenges that the Beijing Biddies face are substantial. They are doing this to raise £150K for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK, to help make inroads to beat cancer. They have very personal reasons for choosing these charities, … Read More

Beijing Biddies in the Altai Mountains

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The mysterious whirring in the back of the Nissan… Communications are now becoming a bit more difficult as the.BBs are.currently in the Altai mountains Amazingly this blog is being sent from the mobile of BB1 Unfortunately there are no photos as they are all on BB 1s IPad! A very interesting morning which involved a visit to a bank and … Read More

Beijing Biddies and the wonders of communication

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Day 19 Beijing Biddies – Fame & Fortune for the Bus Conductor First thing in the morning BB2 taped up the Laser lights. ( photo already sent) Interesting morning in Novosobirsk travelling on a trolley bus in to the centre. Managed to get us all a free ride. BB1 told the conductor he was going to be famous and in … Read More

Beijing Biddies and the Facebook Challenge!

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We got by with a little help from our Russian friend! Day 13 As you know I have had difficulties with Facebook and managed to get myself locked out of my account. I had forgotten my security question, Facebook would not accept my birthday date and the photos in order to identify would not come on the screen!!!! It involved … Read More

The Beijing Biddies take in culture and dodge the drivers in Russia

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Day 10. After the drive from Moscow to Suzdal, it was great to be able to wander through the town of Suzdal and look at all the tiny stalls selling local produce and crafts. Dinner was taken at the Restaurant Trapeznaya in the kremlin. This restaurant serves typical Russian food. Day 11 This was the day for us to leave … Read More

Beijing Biddies and the Power of Social Media

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2760 Likes and counting from a single Facebook post via Cancer Research UK The Beijing Biddies are so reliant on all you amazing people out there to spread the word about their challenge. This is just one example of how effective social media can be in supporting charity fundraising. This post from Cancer Research UK shortly before BB1 & BB2 … Read More

Hi ho, hi ho, to Lithuania we go! Beijing Biddies update

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Day 5 of the 30 day Charity Challenge for Beijing Biddies In the early morning Found Kate in reception of Westin looking very anxious as she was wondering how to obtain 3 Zloty for the parking machine! I gave the doorman 2 dollars – amazing what 2 dollars will do!!! Issue solved. Ah, but Kate is the hands on problem … Read More

Beijing Biddies hit Poland

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Beijing Biddies Competition Winners from RCI Banque

The Charity Challenge to Beijing Continues…. Saturday evening was spent with a delightful Polish family near Warsaw in Poland, and I (BB1 aka Edwina!) was able to help in the kitchen! Delicious Local Polish food and hospitality. Day 4 Short drive in to Warsaw dodging crazy driving. Met with the 2 competition winners from RCI Banque who very kindly gave … Read More

Beijing Biddies depart on £150K Charity Challenge

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Beijing Biddies – the first few days! Day1. Exciting departure day for the BBs in Cumbria and lots of media interest (you can see the ITV coverage here) in Beijing Biddies charity challenge. After several hiccups with BB2 and vehicle, on to Yorkshire and at Garrowby Hall – home of Lord and Lady Halifax. It was the birthday of BB … Read More