Day 187 – Made a balloon

It's amazing the strange and random things you can pick up in a department store. I was idly wandering around in one a couple of weeks ago, enjoying being somewhere other than the four walls of my home, when I ended up in the kid's party section. Here there were party games, little decorations, and… Continue reading Day 187 – Made a balloon

Day 184 – Weaving

This week has seemed like one of the longest weeks in history and I felt absolutely drained. My brain had given up sometime around lunchtime, so I decided to start the weekend early and spend my Friday afternoon watching Netflix. When I realised it was only Thursday, I knew I was in trouble. Today, my… Continue reading Day 184 – Weaving

Day 60 – 12 things for leap day

As this year was a leap year and we've been gifted a free day, I wanted to make the most of it and do something more significant. I toyed with the idea of doing something official - like becoming a wedding officiant here, but realised it might be hard in Germany. Plus, it had been… Continue reading Day 60 – 12 things for leap day

Day 47 – Marmalade

The old saying goes that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, this weekend life gave me oranges, so I made marmalade. A few weeks ago I tried the Too Good To Go app, and have had nothing but good results saving food from being wasted since. Yesterday I noticed my local organic supermarket… Continue reading Day 47 – Marmalade

Day 45 – Made juggling balls

This one is at simple as it sounds. I have "learn juggling" on my list and really want to try it, but I don't own any juggling balls. What I do have, however, is a drawer full of random sewing supplies - including a pack full of fabric squares. An idea was forming... So, on… Continue reading Day 45 – Made juggling balls

Day 44 – Ein wichtiger Brief

A few new things ago I wrote a letter to a sick child using Post Pals, and I mentioned my post mad nephew. I've written to him a few times over his four years, but none recently, and none in German. My nephew doesn't know any German, neither does my sister or her partner, so… Continue reading Day 44 – Ein wichtiger Brief

Day 43 – Chubby Bunny

I wonder what you're thinking today's new thing is from that title. If you're anything like me, you won't have a clue what Chubby Bunny means. It was only when my lovely friend Amy suggested it for my list that I became aware of this silly and fun game. A game where you challenge each… Continue reading Day 43 – Chubby Bunny

Day 42 – Crochet a hat

Although my knitting has never taken off (as documented here) I really enjoy crocheting. I've made some cute amigurumi animals, colourful scarves, and most recently, a big cosy blanket for my sister as a Christmas present. So today I thought I'll crochet something I've never made before - a nice, woolly, hat. I found a… Continue reading Day 42 – Crochet a hat

Day 40 – Painting

I was surprised to love doing today's challenge. I would usually describe myself as creative, but when I look at the creative things I can do well, such as crochet or baking, I'm nearly always following instructions of some kind. I've already learned during this challenge that I can go off-book and create something to… Continue reading Day 40 – Painting

Day 36 – An important letter

I'm not going to lie, I started this challenge and the list for purely selfish reasons: a way to bring a little daily joy and adventure into my life, after a tough year. Not a bad thing by any means, but I was becoming a little conscious when looking through that I didn't have much… Continue reading Day 36 – An important letter