Sunday, 9 September 2012

25 Before 23 - Update

25 Things

  1. Finish my final project -DONE!
  2. Get a job - this is #1 priority now
  3. Move to Bristol - goes hand-in-hand with 2
  4. Sew a dress - I've, erm, bought a skirt pattern. It's not *un*constructive.
  5. Make 10 of my recipe bookmarks / pins - 0/10
  6. Send parcels to far-away friends
  7. Go to Southwold at least once - Unfortunately this was for my grandmother's funeral, the sad news I referred to a while ago. There's not much more to say beyond that I hope this won't be my last visit there. The overwhelming feeling I have is that of love and thankfulness for having had such a wonderful person in my life. I absolutely know that she will never be forgotten by anyone who had the great fortune of knowing her.
  8. Get rid of my Flickr backlog - film has now reached mid-July, digital January '12 is still to come. It's had a little break recently due to circumstances but I'll be back on it soon.
  9. Get a grip on my finances - I've made myself a spreadsheet which I intend to update periodically with current balances. Keeping tabs on spending is something I find hard as I either over-document or forget completely.
  10. Sell my eBay pile, swap my swap pile - 0/? 0/?
  11. Mend & alter my mending & altering piles - 0/? 0/?
  12. Read a newspaper regularly - I've bought the i a few times and am now back home with The Week
  13. Weekend away by train
  14. Buy good shoes - Bought more cheap shoes in a hurry, need to try harder!
  15. Crochet 3 items from stashed wool - 0/3 but sister blanket approaching completion
  16. Get a new phone - Need to work out how many texts I send per month
  17. Read 3 good/classic books - 0/3 but I know I want to read The Great Gatsby, just need to find it amongst my parents' bookshelves
  18. Print more photos
  19. Watch 3 good/classic films - 1/3 I've seen The Big Lebowski which left me mostly confused as to the point of it. I'm not sure I was even particularly entertained. I've decided that it counts as I've encountered (and missed) many references to it and the Cohen brothers are "a thing". I've also seen Role Models which was more entertaining but not really one for this list.
  20. Exercise regularly - Shhh.
  21. Scrapbook - 0 boxes/books out of ?
  22. Have a picnic - M & A and I think we might take the Boy for one when he's finished writing his thesis
  23. Visit a city farm - I've walked past Windmill Hill so I know exactly where it is now. Progress?
  24. Visit my sister at university - She's not there yet!
  25. Cycle from Bristol to Bath - Bike has a new tyre now. Need to buy a helmet.
There's some definite progress being made here and that's despite spending most of my working hours on #1. I think having written these things down helps me get them done - when I'm wondering what to do today I can think of my list and find something to do which will help towards one of my goals. I wonder if this is how "cosmic ordering" actually works? (when it does)
Here's to the next month and hopefully managing a few more bits from this list!


  1. I'm sorry about your grandmother - hope you're doing okay.

    And it sounds like you're making progress on most of the list. :)

    1. Thanks, I'm coping alright. I'm just glad my project is over so I can help out Mum and be around.

  2. I love the idea of cycling from Bristol to Bath!

    1. Yes, and there's an off-road cycle path built on an old railway line so it'll be fairly flat and I won't have to worry about cars, perfect!

  3. What a good list! I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Windmill Hill city farm is rubbish. (I live on Windmill Hill) the cafe used to be alright though! The one in St Werburgh's is much better. Promise. Have you seen the film Breathless? That would totally count (it's black & white) but it's absolutely stunningly beautiful & Jean Seberg is the sweetest.

    & there are a few charity cycle things going on from Bristol to Bath, maybe that would be a good motivator to go out & do it?

  4.  Ah boo. It's got to be better than no city farm though? I can still count it but I shall try to get to St Werburgh's instead!
    I haven't seen or heard of Breathless I'm afraid but I'll see what I can do, I imagine Blockbuster won't have it if it's anything less than completely mainstream but maybe 20th Century Flicks (or Amazon) can help.
    My progress towards cycling needs 1) a helmet 2) some practice 3) my bike & I to be in Bristol, not deepest Somerset. I'm working on those :)


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