Day 216 – Food Photography

If you've been following along with me, you've probably noticed the increase in food posts over the past month or so. That's because I've been learning how to make some amazing and delicious foods such as lemon meringue pie and galette des rois on a pastry course run by the fantastic Puff the Bakery. Naturally,… Continue reading Day 216 – Food Photography

Day 201 – Morse Code

Today's new thing was something I'd been putting off for a while, but I was surprised by how satisfying it was to learn it. Invented by Samuel Morse in 1844, morse code has been used to quickly communicate messages over a long distance by pilots, armies, and radio enthusiasts. The dot-dash system means it can… Continue reading Day 201 – Morse Code

Day 182 – Pen Spinning

When I think of pen spinning I think of a bored student in a maths lesson, or a worker stuck in a long, dry, meeting: a mindless activity the same as clicking a pen, or doodling in a notebook. I, therefore naively, thought that twirling a pen would be an easy and simple task that… Continue reading Day 182 – Pen Spinning

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 147 – Survival skills

There's probably never a bad time to learn survival skills, but I've just finished reading Fever by Deon Meyer about the apocalyptic fall out after a deadly coronavirus takes out most of the population, and considering the world's current situation, now seemed a good time to learn how to survive without turning to Google. I… Continue reading Day 147 – Survival skills

Day 135 – Tried to open bottle with piece of paper

I get a lot of inspiration from YouTuber Mike Boyd, a mad Scotsman who tries to learn loads of random new skills, so when I saw he could easily open a beer bottle with a piece of paper I thought it was a cool new party trick to learn. It looked so easy that I… Continue reading Day 135 – Tried to open bottle with piece of paper

Day 128 – Beatbox drum loop

Ok, I know this doesn't sound very exciting, but let me explain a little. A couple of days ago I tried beatboxing for the first time and loved it: it's something I know do mindlessly around the house, much to my husband's amusement. I try and mix the sounds up but often struggle with the… Continue reading Day 128 – Beatbox drum loop

Day 123 – Nunchucks

So after two days of baking, I needed a break. I mentioned a while back that I bought a stash of new things to keep me going whilst stuck inside, and today I decided to break one of them out: some glow-in-the-dark, foam nunchucks. Entirely made for children, but it was the nearest I was… Continue reading Day 123 – Nunchucks

Day 112 – Made an Excel database

I feel I'm like a lot of people in that I remember the very basics of Excel from school, but could probably not do much more than enter very basic data. Today I decided to step up my game and learn some new things - not all my skills are food related! I found these… Continue reading Day 112 – Made an Excel database