17 July 2011

The strange things that beans do.......

Hello everyone.. I don't know if you remember a few months ago when we asked for purrs and prayers to help find a young man called Ben Manning who was missing. Sadly Ben was found drowned a few days later. Ben's parents set up a charity in Ben's name to help young musicians. yesterday they had a fun day with a sponsored bungee jump. Tristan and Sue bean did the bungee jump and raised quite a bit of money..
Sheesh the strange things that the beans do....
The Ben Manning foundation..
Sue jumped first....
Tristan next......
Tristan Sue Mollie and Lilli....
Tristan and Sue were scared but found themselves really enjoying the experience.... As I said beans are strange.... But we are very proud of them...


My very lovely new blog design was done by our dear friend Ann what a gorgeous surprise when we saw it yesterday. Just gorgeous and we love it...


Hugs GJ xxx



38 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

We remember Ben, GJ. Sadly, we can't prevent terrible things from occurring, but we *can* create some good out of sorrow and suffering, and that's truly amazing and wonderful.

Your new blog design looks fantastic; well done to Ann, as always!

Julia Williams said...

A bungee jump is an interesting fundraiser. I've always "kind of" wanted to do it, but also afraid that I would get up there and chicken out. I am somewhat afraid of heights depending on the circumstance. But kudos to the brave beans who jumped!!

Cory said...

Love the new blog design...and my mom just about passes out every time she sees your heart shaped nose freckles...courtesy of the talented Ann!

Purrs.

Beans really are silly...I wouldn't even bungee jump for extra sharp cheddar...

Kjelle Bus said...

My mom sounds Wiiii I wan´t to do some bungyjumping too !!!
I say just like you Jasper = OMC what strange things beans do !!!

Punapippuri said...

That is crazy - but for a great cause. We love the new blog design!

Simba said...

How sad that Ben drowned. Mom doesn't kow how beans can be brave enough to do that bungee jumping, but it is for a good cause.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Yes, we remember that very sad story. How wonderful that the beans helped support that cause. Crazy, but what can you do - those young uns:)

The blog looks beautiful, but that is exactly what one gets with anything from Ann. Very, very nice.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Eric and Flynn said...

Yes, we remember Ben. It was lovely of his parents to set up a charity in his name. Tristan and Sue Bean were very brave to do a bungee jump. Your new blog design is lovely.

BeadedTail said...

We remember Ben. It's nice that his parents are helping others in his memory although we think those beans are crazy! We're glad they had fun but still, we'll just stick to jumping off the couch!

We like your new blog look and love the heart on your cute nose!

Oskar said...

What a sad story, but how wonderful that people are carrying on good works in his legacy. I'm not so sure that jumping off of a perfectly good bridge is smart, but hooray for those who did it!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Katnip Lounge said...

It is wonderful that Beans can make some good out of a tragedy. Even though we think bungee jumping is, erm, crazypants! When we jump we either want a one way trip, up or down...
GJ, your new blog design is great...kisses on your freckle!

chancythegardner said...

They were very brave to do that. It is wonderful to see people do something to help out a much worthy cause. Love your new blog look. Ann is so talented and does beautiful work. GJ you are looking mighty sweet on that new header. Hugs and nose kisses

Frankie Furter said...

I do recall your post about Ben. Tragic.

Your blog looks Lovely!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

After our post yesterday, we figure everyone knows we wouldn't be bungee jumping, but glad Tristan & Sue had fun.

We hope the charity does very well in remembrance of Ben.

We love your new blog design.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We remember when Ben was missing and the sad news that he had drowned. How nice of his parents to set up a charity and how nice of your beans to help raise money for it.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Oh, we loves your new blog design. Ann always does a wonderful job.

Old Kitty said...

YAY for Tristan and Sue Beans!!! Wow!! What a brilliant brave and beautiful thing to do!! Me and Charlie remember that awful time when Ben went missing and then the tragic news. This is such a great way to remember him by!

Awww sweet and amazing GJ!! We absolutely love your new look blog and blog header!! Your sweet freckles on your cute nose is just purrfect!! Yay! take care
x

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Vidock said...

Lovely new design showing off your freckly nose!

Yes, you're quite right, GJ! Beans are VERY strange...

Purrs,
The Chans

Princess Jasmine said...

So sad for Ben, what a terrible tragedy. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.
Wow, what very brave little beans. Mummy said she would be frightened her ankles would snap off and she would hurtle straight into the water. If they didn't she would wet herself anyway hee hee. What a great cause, well done :)xx

Prancer Pie said...

We lufs your new blog design! Your beans are very brave to jump off sumthing tall only tethered by a bungee. Sum of us would call that torture! Have a happy Monday.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Love the new blog layout.


So sad about the young lad drowning such a waste of a young life.
I admire the fund raising, don't think I would have the nerve,

Yvonne.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We remember that sad story and think it is great that his parents have set up a foundation!! Bungee jumping???? No thanks,heehee
We like your new blog look too :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia

Marg said...

WE love the new header. And you are correct GJ, beans do strange things. That bungee jumping looks so scary but how good of them to do that. I hope they raised lots of money. That was such a sad story. Take care.

Sweet Purrfections and Angel Praline said...

Not me, said Mom Paula. However, it's wonderful they contributed to such a wonderful cause.

Love the new layout of your blog!

Mom Paula

Sparkle said...

My human, oddly enough, would sky dive but not bungee jump. But it's great that it is for a good cause!

Angel and Kirby said...

Beans do a lot of strange things to raise money for good causes!

Kari said...

What a wonderful thing Ben's parents are doing in their sons memory. Nothing can replace him but his memory will be carried on by those who were helped.

Our mum always wanted to try bungee jumping but is way too scared.

Love your new header. Those beautiful eyes and the little heart shaped freckle! So, so sweet! Love to you precious one.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We love your new design...it is so beautiful!!! What a good cause after such a horrible thing that happened. The beans do strange things don't they....if I was to jump like that it would have to be because I was pushed into it...I am scared of heights! Lots of love, Debbie

Lorenza said...

Great way to honor Ben, right?
Those jumpings are scary!
I love your new blog look! It is pawesome!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Mr Puddy said...

I remembered well about Human Ben. I hope his pawrents got lots of fund . 10 years ago, My mom think she can do Bungee Jump till now she still doesn't do it..So I guess she talks crap again : )

And Love your new design, GJ..Look Pretty Funky : )

Have a great day
xoxo

Au and Target said...

Beans are weird. We like your new look, GJ.

the crafty chicken said...

I luv the new look too and thank you so much for adding me to your furryfriends list. You are a cat and a half.

Huffle Mawson said...

I have seen Sue bean's pleas on Facebook... I think she was a bit scared.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We love your new blog design GJ - of course you are a wonderfully handsome male model for Ann to draw inspiration from.
We can remember Ben and know his family must have been dreading this anniversary. What a great way to raise money to help others.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

I remember Ben's story too GJ, sad it was, but a great fundraiser and fun! Hey, love your blog look, it is wonderful and totally you!

We love LUNA said...

They are brave people!!!
Your pictures are fantastic!
Great motion in this set of shots!
purrs
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Madi and Mom said...

Congrats to the bungee jumpers for their big hearts for such a good cause!!

Your new blog design is very pretty.
Hugs madi and Mom

Sagira said...

Oh my gosh...those are some brave folks. :)