Something I've never done before

by Suw on August 27, 2003

If you've read much of my blog lately you'll know that I'm several miles beyond skint. I have a small house in north Wales' worth of debt, and currently no job.

Now, being British, and having been brought up to believe that asking for stuff is wrong, I would never normally do this, but I'm going to swallow my pride and do it anyway. In the gutter I've put a PayPal tip jar. I would like to garner enough money so that I can buy Sophocles, some nifty script writing software which would make my life much, much easier. I can't really justify spending real money on it, but I could get away with spending PayPal money on it if that money was given to me specifically for that purpose.

Now, I don't get a huge number of people through this blog, but if you all gave me a quid (or a couple of dollars), I'd have enough to buy Sophocles. I hope that you all have enjoyed, and will continue to enjoy, reading what I write, and that you feel that it's worth a quid.

Thank you all kindly.

Sam Kuntz August 27, 2003 at 1:38 pm


So, how do we send you this fortune from the Colonies. Do you take plastic, or can you cash $ there?

Will there be a future for Fluent Welsh?


Suw August 27, 2003 at 2:35 pm

Sam, I know you figured it out already, because I just got an email from PayPal, so thank you very much for your generosity. You're very kind!

If anyone else isn't quite sure, to donate you just click on the 'PayPal Donate' button over on the right.

Regarding Get Fluent in Welsh, I'm not really sure at the moment what's happening with that, Sam. I've made no progress in terms of raising the kind of money required to restart the service, but hopefully will soon be selling CDs of the existing worksheets. So that's something at least.

Ember August 27, 2003 at 4:10 pm

I'd like to donate, but would rather not use a credit card… Any ideas?

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Suw August 27, 2003 at 4:21 pm

Thanks very much for your comment, Ember and for wanting to help out.

I quite understand that not everyone wants to use their credit cards online. If you're in the uk, then I'm happy to take a personal cheque or postal order, made payable to Suw Charman. In the US, I guess it would be an International Money Order in pounds sterling.

Email me at and I'll send you my street address. And that goes for anyone else who fancies this method instead of PayPal.

And thank you all again. 😀

A visitor September 25, 2003 at 2:48 pm

I want to give some money, but I have no CC and don't want to start having one soon (or we'll both be opening paypal accounts soon, knowing me.
And it would be worse for me knowing I spent my money on fripperies instead of a future.)
I could send you something by envelope, though. Don't move.


Bram []

Suw September 30, 2003 at 6:41 pm

Aw, thank you kindly, Bram. Ti'n rhy garedig!

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