Saturday, 28 May 2016

Unfinished 30 Things

Last week's bucket list reminded me of the things still to do on my 30 Things list from 2012. Oh dear, four years later and I'm no closer to ticking any of them off! I just had a peek and some of them don't seem anywhere near as important as back then, so that's cool. These, however, are still on the agenda:
  • Sort out proper storage for my favourite belongings
  • Walk the beautiful Jurassic Coastline
  • Finish writing The Dalton Bridges Saga
  • Self publish an informative eBook or a children’s book on Amazon
  • Catalogue my last 10 years of travels
  • Take a weekend TEFL course

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Bucket list

Continuing with my "Being Happy" series, something that always puts a big grin on my face...

Who doesn't love a bucket list!

I've placed an X by all the things I've done - some are sad though, but, each experience whether good or bad, exciting or terrifying, shapes you as a human being and defines your life:

Gone on a blind date
Skipped school X
Watched someone die X
Watched a pet die X
Seen the Grand Canyon in person
Flown in a plane X
Served on a jury
Been lost X
Travelled to the opposite side of the country X
Been to Europe X
Swam in the Ocean X
Gone south for the winter
Gone on a cruise
Cried yourself to sleep X
Played cops and robbers X
Recently coloured with crayons/pencils X
Sung karaoke, a solo or duet in church X
Paid for a meal with coins only X
Made a prank phone call X
Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose X
Caught a snowflake on your tongue X
Had children
Lost a child
Had a pet X
Been skinny-dipping X
Been fishing
Been boating X
Been downhill skiing
Been water skiing
Been camping in a trailer/RV X
Been camping in a tent X
Driven a motorcycle
Been bungee-jumping (ripcord jumping)
Gone to a drive-in movie
Done something that could have killed you X
Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life
Rode an elephant or camel X
Eaten just cookies, chips, ice cream or cake for dinner X
Been on TV X
Stolen any traffic signs X
Been in a car accident X
Been in hospital in the past 24 months
Donated blood
Gotten a (speeding) or any type of ticket in the past 12 months
Gotten a piercing X
Driven a four door vehicle X
Been married
Been divorced
Fell in love X
Fell out of love X
Paid for a strangers meal X
Driven over 100 mph X
Written a published book/story (poem) X
Eaten snails
Been scuba diving
Gotten a tattoo

How about you?

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Springtime London Fun

Royal Albert Hall
Theatre, food and great friends = springtime London fun!
Lemon sorbet
Inside the theatre at Wicked
Nanban in Brixton
Mojiko Yaki curry
Chill Box naughtiness!
Dill and cucumber infused G&T

Saturday, 7 May 2016

I heart London by Lindsey Kelk

Back on home turf, Angela is visiting her friends and family after two years away from home. I loved the cast in this book. We got to know Angela's parents better and her best friend Louisa, now with baby in tow. This story really developed her life outside of the States and I particularly enjoyed the way Kelk unravelled Angela's relationship with her parents. Humourous, comical, emotional - at times!  Simply a really heartwarming read with the usual road bumps along the way, that we've come to expect of Angela and her life. I thought this was the end of the road for this series, but I believe there are a couple more I need to hunt down...

Watch this space!