With just over 365 days until I start a new decade, I've been having a philosophical think about some of things I want to accomplish before my birthday next year. Some are pretty small things, whilst others are going to need a bit more work!
- Go to Disneyland in Paris
I am cheating slightly with this one thanks to my lovely boy, but it was on my mental list!
- Visit a new city in Europe
There are so many beautiful cities in Europe that I have yet to experience and you can get some great deals on flights, so I plan to visit another city. Any recommendations?
- Go to a music festival
I’m ashamed to say, I have never been to a ‘proper’ (sleep in a tent, get covered in mud) music festival. I want to change that!
- Visit friends in Carlisle & Yorkshire
Two of my closest friends moved away (was it something I said?!) and I miss them very much. I still speak to them regularly, but would love to visit them. ROAD TRIP!!
- Take a trip back to Lincoln with my University girls
I still meet with 4 of my friends from Uni regularly, but I’ve not visited Lincoln for so long. It would be great to take a trip back together to reminisce on an amazing 3 years that brought us all together, especially as we are all turning 30 in the next few years.
- Make some curtain tie backs for the flat
I’ve neglected my sewing machine and the sewing related content of the blog, so have set myself a few challenges to complete to make up for it.
- Stitch a curtain for my dressing table
- Make myself something to wear (and wear it in public!)
I’m still a complete beginner at sewing, so this should be interesting….
- Make some cushion covers
- Make a gift for someone
I love receiving hand made gifts, so would love to make a special something for someone
- Paint / draw a picture for the flat
I’ve never excelled at art, but want to push myself to try and be a bit more creative. I’ve bought so many lovely prints recently; it would be great to add one of my own to the flat J
- Write a book
- Make my own jam / chutney
I love jam and chutney, but rarely eat it. How about a slightly more unusual spread to have on toast or with cheese and biscuits?
- Bake a cake
I love to cook, but am really not patient enough for baking and have never actually baked a cake. Olli also loves cake, so he will appreciate this!
- Bake a sweet filling pie
- Bake a soufflé
A soufflé looks so impressive, but apparently are relatively easy to do and would be a great dinner party dish
- Complete a charity 5k
- Learn a new sport /attend a different fitness class
- Print out and display photographs
- Learn a new language
- Take a class
- Have a digital switch off for 24 hours
It would be great to go a full 24 hours without my phone, laptop, internet, tv etc – I am so reliant on technology
- Go on a spontaneous roadtrip
I am not good with spontaneity and love a good plan / list (hence this post!) I want to push myself to plan less and just enjoy spur of the moment activities
- See a top show in London
The only ‘big’ show I have seen in London is Wicked. I would love to see Les Miserables or The Lion King in London – any other recommendations?
- Learn to make cocktails
- Sell something I have made
- Volunteer for a good cause
- Take a ‘risk’ – go sky diving, bungee jumping, walk on hot coals etc
- Write a letter to myself in 10 years
A great opportunity to think about where I think I may be in 10 years and a chance for future reflection
- Create a portfolio of professional photographs
This one makes me look incredibly bigheaded, but I would love to have a selection of photos to look back on as I get older. I've done a bit of pin up style modeling and some bits for skating