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