Hello from a very soggy Sunday morning in Leeds. We are in the middle of “Storm Brian,” which is pretty full on. I’ve been awake since 5am (great Sunday lie in) after waking up from a horrible zombie nightmare. Maybe I need to stop watching The Walking Dead right before we go to sleep…
Parker is delighted that I’m up so early and has pushed my laptop off me and has started giving me a slightly scratchy massage.
When I first started my blog in 2015, I gave myself something fun to do, and also to write about by setting myself 25 challenges to complete before I was 25. I didn’t really complete them all, but it was good fun. You can click the links to read about when I tried lobster, caviar, and meditated for ten days.
Now I’m picking up my blog again, I’ve decided to give myself a new set of challenges. (With no more fishy business – now I’m a veggie)
Although I’ve just turned 27, I’m sticking with 25 challenges (seems like a more manageable number haha)
Here we go, here are my challenges for the year!
1- Visit India
2 – Hike one of the three Yorkshire Peaks
3 – Read “Shantaram”
4 – See live comedy
5 – Watch “Gone With The Wind”
6 – Get a tarot card reading
7 – Take a language class
8 – Donate 200 things to charity
9 – Spend no money for one week
10 – Go to a pilates class
11 – Learn to salsa dance
12 – Play piccolo in an orchestra
13 – Learn to sew and make something wearable
14 – Host a dinner party for my friends
15 – Go plastic free for a week
16 – Try making my own cosmetics
17 – Go Christmas shopping in York
18- Go to Ireland
19- Go to a concert of music from another culture
20- Go vegan for a week
21- Read sixty books in a year
22- Volunteer to help out with a charitable cause
23- Start drawing again
24- Have a car-free week
25- Do yoga every day for thirty days
So there we have it! I’m excited to get going. How nice to have a list of stuff to fall back on when I’m bored.
I’ll keep you posted with how I get on.
P.S. apologies for the photo overload! These are all photos I took on our visit to Harewood House yesterday where I had my mind blown by the dahlias. I am no longer using instagram, so you can expect a lot of photos making there way on here.