Tuesday, 2 July 2013

25 Before 24 - July Update

Polruan, summer 2011

I'm in Cornwall! Hurrah! That's number 5 ticked off. Hopefully the weather is behaving and I'm sitting out in the garden of our holiday cottage with a nice cold cider. I thought this might be a good time for my first 25 Before 24 update.

25 Things

  1. Cycle to Bath
  2. Visit K at RHUL - Last bank holiday weekend I went on a Surrey-based adventure, photos to come when I'm less overwhelmed by the quantity!
  3. Go to a sewing meet - I went to Birmingham and it was great :)
  4. Make 5 items of clothing - Several uncompleted Sorbettos, muslined New Look 6154
  5. Go to Cornwall and/or somewhere warm - I'm there now!
  6. Learn some Perl/Ruby/C++/SQL
  7. Keep a list of things to cook and make 2 new ones per month - my beetroot went off before I had time to make risotto :(
  8. Read twelve or more books - Had a drought but taking "Camera Lucida" by Barthes to Cornwall
  9. Cut down my photo-uploading backlog - slow progress is being made
  10. Scrapbook - I've started
  11. Visit 5 new towns or cities - Dawlish/Teignmouth & Egham/Twickenham
  12. Keep job/get good/become independent - Not been fired yet!
  13. Go to a pop-up restaurant or supper club
  14. Finish things
  15. Mend/alter
  16. See cousins - Had brunch with one in London
  17. Go to a gig/film/... every month - I've seen Caitlin Rose, Public Service Broadcasting, & Sweet Baboo
  18. Walk lots - I can't walk to work but boy and I have had a few evening walks
  19. Visit new cafés/things - I've been to Bill's, a new-to-me Thai restaurant, and Harris & Hoole in Twickenham
  20. Do something creative every week - this has mostly come in the form of cooking recently, I might do a little food post some time soon
  21. Make an effort to go to things
  22. Learn to knit properly - I've been stalking "Learn To Knit Love To Knit" on Libraries West but no luck thus far, it's overdue at my nearest library :(
  23. Listen to the radio regularly - I've been stalking the DAB radios in Sainsbury's but haven't taken the plunge yet
  24. Use stashes - Visiting Birmingham didn't help with this, but I have some inspiration now
  25. Find a dentist & get teeth fixed
Not too bad for this early on but plenty of Getting On With It to do. Hopefully I'll have visited another new town by the time I'm back :)


  1. Re #23, you don't need a fancy DAB radio- I listen to the radio on my tv mostly.

  2. I know there are other ways - I listen on the internet when I'm using the laptop - but I'd like it to be really easy to come home & stick the radio on quickly. I don't have a TV at all either!


Yay :)