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A new set of challenges

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!

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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

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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

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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.




Travel bucket list

Alongside my 25 new things before I turn 25, I’m also beginning to accumulate ideas for what I actually want to do and achieve whilst we’re away. Exciting stuff! Here’s my bucket list so far, scattered with photos from my instagram page. Feel free to give me a cheeky follow, I’m a newbie!

Disclaimer: most of these things are really stereotypical and probably won’t happen.

New York, New York!

  • Twirl around, getting in everyone’s way in Times Square listening to Frank Sinatra on my iPod. (predictable but a must.)
  • Get vertigo on the way up the Empire State Building.
  • Visit the ground zero memorial. (interestingly we will be flying out of NYC on September the 11th 2015)
  • Have a look at Central Park
  • Try some monstrous Man Vs Food style meals.

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(Here’s me looking moody whilst exploring the Roman theatre in Orange, Southern France)

Los Angeles

  • Find the Hollywood sign and pose by it moronically.
  • Visit the Walk of Fame.
  • Universal Studios? (Unsure if we will have time)
  • Have a perve on the skinny brown beautiful people on the beach. (snort)



  • Climb a big volcano!
  • See a Hawaiian sunset.
  • Frolic in a grass skirt, coconut boob combo.

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(Casually riding a came across the Sahara)


  • Scuba diving
  • Laze around getting drunk on the beach on my twenty fifth birthday!
  • Read a lot
  • Get a bit of a tan
  • Pretend to be Tom Hanks in Castaway

New Zealand

  • Bungee jump (eek)
  • Sky dive (brown trousers are packed)
  • Find a job (yawnsies)
  • Celebrate mine and Tom’s fifth anniversary.
  • Go on big walks looking for kiwis and possums.

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(At my happiest – eating. Marrakech, Morocco.) 

It’s so hard to predict what I will be doing. But it’s so exciting! I’m open to suggestions, so feel free to comment if you have any ideas. 😉 Happy Friday everyone.