Day 300 – Prisoner Records

Today's new thing was super interesting. I've mentioned a few times about a website called Zooniverse where you can take part in online research projects. I've helped transcribe anti-slavery letters, checked the migration of penguins, and aide in programming the A.I. for a Mars Rover amongst others. I love dipping my toe into so many… Continue reading Day 300 – Prisoner Records

Day 299 – Burrata

I could quite easily have filled this year of new things with new foods to try or bake. There's so much out there that I'd like to try, it makes things a little too easy! My plan at the beginning of the year was to go to new foods as a last resort, but as… Continue reading Day 299 – Burrata

Day 298 – Recreated Film Posters

The months where the whole world stopped and stayed inside forced people to be creative with what they had at home. What really stays in my mind form this time was the Getty Art Museum challenge, where people would recreate famous pieces of art using household items – it's something I took part in and… Continue reading Day 298 – Recreated Film Posters

Day 297 – Paris Brest

No, this isn't a post about French boobs, more like French pastry. That's right, I'm back on my Puff the Bakery course, and after hitting such highs as the twice-baked chocolate cake, and actual puff pastry, I'm starting Volume 2 with some choux pastry. Choux is the base for so many things including chocolate eclairs,… Continue reading Day 297 – Paris Brest

Day 296 – Meringues

Making meringues has been on my list since its conception late last year. A good crunchy, chewy meringue feels really indulgent to me, and when done correctly, is pure heaven. I've made lovely soft Italian meringue for my lemon meringue pie, but for some reason dared not venture into the classic French meringue category. They've… Continue reading Day 296 – Meringues

Day 295 – Family Tree

I am very fortunate to have a large and close family. I have lots of cousins around a similar age, which meant we spent a lot of our childhood years in and out of each other's houses, and remain close now. This year has been difficult living away from my family, it's hard at the… Continue reading Day 295 – Family Tree

Day 294 – Planted a Tree

Whether you've seen the latest David Attenborough documentary on Netflix or not, the fact that the natural world is suffering is inescapable. Climate change is a real and immediate threat – the wildfires in Australia and the US this year have been catastrophic – and it's not going away. There is a global target of… Continue reading Day 294 – Planted a Tree

Day 293 – Speed Card Game

In my mind card games belong to childhood holidays with my grandparents. A time with no TV, no internet, no distractions. In the last 20 years I've admittedly played very few card games aside from poker, but today I was feeling full of cold and very sorry for myself and wanted the easy fun of… Continue reading Day 293 – Speed Card Game

Day 292 – Lava Lamp

I had a lava lamp as a teenager and I thought it was the best thing ever. I have no idea why I loved this 70s staple, or why they were even still selling them, but I felt so deeply cool for having one in my bedroom! Today, I sadly don't have a lava lamp… Continue reading Day 292 – Lava Lamp

Day 291 – German Citizenship Test

I promise this was more fun than it sounds! If you're not familiar with my blog, a quick introduction is necessary: I'm Hannah, I'm British, and I've lived in Frankfurt, Germany for the past 8 years. That information should tell you that today's new thing, taking the German citizenship test was the real deal! Brexit… Continue reading Day 291 – German Citizenship Test