Best of the Year

It's been a long year and I've just finished my challenge of doing something new every day. There's been some good, some bad, and some I never want to do again (here's looking at you, Rubik's cube) but I've had fun exploring new areas and discovering interesting things. I wanted to look back and sum… Continue reading Best of the Year

Day 346 – Wushu

I long for the days when I could drop in and try a new exercise class, as I did in January and February with Tai Chi and Qi Gong. I've tried no end of new ones online this year, but it would be so lovely to have that in-person experience, especially for the ones that… Continue reading Day 346 – Wushu

Day 341 – Escape Room Jigsaw

My husband has been on holiday from work which has been lovely, we've put up the tree, organised cupboards and planned our Christmas food, but before he goes back to work (from home) we thought it would be nice to do a fun new thing together. I picked up an escape room jigsaw from a… Continue reading Day 341 – Escape Room Jigsaw

Day 326 – Silent Disco

I miss dancing. Frankfurt is a great place to live as we have dozens of festivals all throughout the year, my favourite being the huge the Museumsuferfest – a three-day affair running up and down both sides of the river Main in Frankfurt with hundreds of food stalls, and different live music and DJs. My… Continue reading Day 326 – Silent Disco

Day 325 – Radio Garden

Even at this late stage in the year, I still need a bit of inspiration for some new things. The days are getting shorter, lockdown fatigue is a real thing, and realistically (and unfortunately) I can't just simply bake away the rest of the year. I found this interesting list on Buzzfeed, which is where… Continue reading Day 325 – Radio Garden

Day 324 – Card Throwing

Today's new thing was a bit of a change of pace after yesterday's relaxing watercolour flowers: today I tried to learn the art of card throwing. Photo by Nick Rtr on Card throwing has been used by magicians for hundreds of years in a few different ways, including the longest throw, the most accurate,… Continue reading Day 324 – Card Throwing

Day 319 – Chocolate Entremet

Today's new thing is one I've been looking forward to and imagining since the summer. I'd been saving the last bake from Volume 1 of my baking course with Puff the Bakery until I had a special occasion, but now I'm well on my way in Volume 2 of the course, I need to know… Continue reading Day 319 – Chocolate Entremet

Day 316 – Pyramid Solitaire

Today was one of those days that flow by and it's dinner time before you know it. I couldn't remember what new thing I'd planned for today, but I was hoping it would be a nice and easy one. Luckily for me, I'd planned to play a solo card game, specifically pyramid solitaire. Photo by… Continue reading Day 316 – Pyramid Solitaire

Day 301 – Plate Spinning

Who needs to go to clown school when you can just try something new every day? I have learnt how to juggle, learnt how to make balloon animals, so today it was naturally time to try some plate spinning. What could go wrong! Photo by Zachary DeBottis on Rather than bring out my best… Continue reading Day 301 – Plate Spinning

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