Tonight is the BBC's annual Children In Need telethon. I hadn't realised that it was tonight - I thought it was next week. So, I hadn't yet donated.
Xfe wanted to watch it. Usually I don't. I find it difficult, upsetting.
Even although I hadn't donated to the telethon today I did actually donate today (as I do every month):
- £10 to the Food Chain
- £10 to the Alzheimer's Society
- £10 to the Terrence Higgins Trust
- £10 to the British Heart Foundation
I support various arts organisations. Each year I give over £500 through "friends of" schemes and subscriptions.
Even so this evening, when I sat down in front of the television, I felt guilty that I had not donated to Children In Need.
To celebrate Xfe's return after his mini-break up north, tending to our niece and nephew, I had bought a bottle of champagne. I felt guilty opening and drinking it.
But I did, and I haven't yet.
Should I feel guilty?