Day 179 – Played Mikado

I'd only heard of Mikado in relation to long thin biscuit sticks, coated in chocolate, based on the Japanese Pocky – I'd no idea it was a game until I came upon a cheap set in a local shop. Intrigued, I decided to pick it up and try it out for today's new thing. I… Continue reading Day 179 – Played Mikado

Day 172 – Folded a t-shirt in 2 seconds

This could be the quickest new thing I've done so far! I saw a video a while ago showing somebody doing this and it looked so cool. https://youtu.be/uz6rjbw0ZA0 I took one of my husband's t-shirts and gave it a go. The first time I ended up a bit tangled up, but after that I had… Continue reading Day 172 – Folded a t-shirt in 2 seconds

Day 171 – Hand Shadow Puppets

Normally I am quite well organised with my new things, I usually plan out two weeks at a time, and rearrange as and when spontaneous things come up, but today, I don’t know what happened - it was the closest I’d come to not completing anything new at all. I had a full and busy… Continue reading Day 171 – Hand Shadow Puppets

Day 166 – Trifle

Before normal life started to shut down, I tried to stay away from having anything food-related as one of my new things. As someone who already actively looked for new foods to eat and make, it felt a little too easy. That's changed over the past four months. My new adventures had to be limited… Continue reading Day 166 – Trifle

Day 155 – Kalimba

I'm very lucky to have family and friends support my challenge, suggesting new things here and there that I wouldn't have thought of. Sometimes, however, somebody suggests something that I've never even heard of. The kalimba, sometimes called a thumb piano, is an African instrument consisting of a wooden block with steel keys on the… Continue reading Day 155 – Kalimba

Day 152 – SpaceX Simulation

Like millions of others around the world, I was glued to the screen watching the launch of the SpaceX rocket and the beginning of its journey towards the International Space Station. There's something about space travel that creates a childlike excitement in us: so fascinating and unknown that it feels almost unreal that these astronauts… Continue reading Day 152 – SpaceX Simulation

Day 151 – Recreated a song

A few months ago I recreated some famous sculptures as part of the Getty Museum's challenge, I enjoyed it so much that I thought I'd turn my hand to recreating other art mediums. Today was the day to recreate a song, more specifically, Song 2 by Blur. https://youtu.be/SSbBvKaM6sk I like this song, it's fun to… Continue reading Day 151 – Recreated a song

Day 92 – Qi Gong

I've been trying to keep moving as much as possible whilst being stuck indoors at the moment. I manage to run 3 times a week, and as I mentioned here, I've been doing a lot of online classes live-streamed by the local fitness centre. After increasing my running distance this week, I have a little… Continue reading Day 92 – Qi Gong

Day 70 – Salt Cave

My friends sometimes like to throw left-field suggestions at me, like my rat photoshoot, or playing Chubby Bunny – visiting a salt cave was certainly one such suggestion. I'd never heard of one, and I really couldn't picture it. Thankfully we live in a time where Google can fill in the gaps, and I soon… Continue reading Day 70 – Salt Cave

Day 53 – Self-portrait

Day 53 - I attempted to paint a self-portrait, and it got deep.