The Women of KiKi & Tea do the Ice Bucket Challenge


Have you ever been forced to put your money where your mouth is? Monique, Maree & I were recently forced to do just that as Maree was nominated to do the ALS (MND) Ice Bucket Challenge and, after us running this post from Monique in support of the ice bucket challenge, she decided it would be a good idea to nominate me and share the videos on the site.

So I did what any responsible Editor in Chief would do — I completed the challenge, donated to MND Australia, then I nominated the person who wrote the post causing me to partake in this act of craziness.

After all, as Monique said:

“In the case of MND, any awareness is great and donations are even better. The more people who know about this disease and donate money to finding more effective treatment and a cure, the better.” 

I’ve mentioned many times that my thermostat is broken and I feel the cold. So, as I write this, I am sitting wrapped up in my wizard gown (long story) on the couch in my Cookie Monster PJs with bed socks on. I’m getting the chills just remembering what it was like to do this challenge.

Please keep my thermostat in mind when watching these videos, largely because I am a lot more of a wuss than these other amazing women. I am so proud to run this site with other people who are as crazy as I am, and as passionate as I am about helping .

Without further ado: the videos.




Did you to the ice bucket challenge? Did you donate? Did you laugh watching our videos?

Read more about the importance of the ALS/MND Ice Bucket Challenge and why we support it here. At the time of writing this post the ice bucket challenge has raised over $100,000 for the cause.


  • 26 Years & Counting

    Good on you three!!

  • rebecca

    Clap Clap! You brave ladies. x

  • Jodi Gibson

    Awesome ladies!

  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me

    Brrrr – go girls. It’s a big deal hey, I got smashed with 6 bags of ice, hubby well and truly got me! Thanks for linking – I got a kick out of watching you guys, LEGENDs!

    • Tamsin Howse

      Six bags of ice?!?! I screamed that much with just one!

  • Mark Downey, Fullhalfglass

    I have had many years experience of nursing people with motor neuron disease. It is without doubt the single cruellest way to die. The body slowly fails itself over time while the mind remains sharp. Well done for raising awareness. PS. GREAT VIDEOS.

    • Tamsin Howse

      Fantastic to hear from you! It’s such a terrible disease and it’s really important to give everything we can.

  • Hugzilla

    LOLOLOLOL! I love watching these videos. It never gets old.

    • Tamsin Howse

      Monique’s is so calm! Mine has so much squealing.

      • Monique Fischle

        I’m calm because I knew if I opened my mouth some hectic swearing would come out and I would have to do it again! There’s a reason it cut off so quickly afterwards haha

        • Maree Talidu


  • maree Talidu

    So cold but so worth it!