Day 218 – 24 hour Fast

After weeks of Puff the Bakery school baking I was starting to feel the effects of the increased butter and sugar in my diet. I realised I needed to give my body a bit of a break, and so, whilst the weather is too hot to have the oven on, I'm going to have a… Continue reading Day 218 – 24 hour Fast

Day 210 – Sunglasses case

Although this summer got off to a slow start, I've finally welcomed the increase in hot, sunny days with open arms. Since moving to Frankfurt I've really come to love summer: the city normally comes alive with street festivals in different neighbourhoods every week, ending with the huge Museum festival at the end of August.… Continue reading Day 210 – Sunglasses case

Day 209 – Geoguesser

Is anyone else starting to get the travel itch? I'm seeing people going away, sitting by the beach or eating new foods, and I have a curious case of FOMO. I desperately want to stretch my travelling legs, but I also know we're still in a global pandemic, and travel comes with many risks. So,… Continue reading Day 209 – Geoguesser

Day 208 – Cheese twists

After yesterday's 27km walk I needed something low effort and easy to do today. As usual, that came down to whipping something up in the kitchen. Thanks to the puff pastry class on my Puff the Bakery pastry course the other week, I had a couple of puff pastry sheets in the freezer. In an… Continue reading Day 208 – Cheese twists

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 197 – Randonautica

Randonautica advertises itself as the first "choose your own adventure reality game". The app generates a random location close to you so that you can discover somewhere new in your neighbourhood, but, here's the twist, it might not be random at all. You see, before providing a location, the app asks you to set an… Continue reading Day 197 – Randonautica

Day 196 – Mancala

We're on holiday this week and have been enjoying a nice staycation as we're still a bit apprehensive about travelling far. Rather than fit as many things as possible into our week, we're going for a Sunday-every-day kind of vibe: lots of long lunches, cosy films, and walks in the forest – it's been perfect.… Continue reading Day 196 – Mancala

Day 188 – Scratch Art

For the past few weeks, I've been doing an adult paint-by-numbers. I find it really relaxing, especially when I have it all prescribed for me what colour I put where it means I can just switch off and paint. I guess it's the same reason that adult colouring books are so popular: guided creativity takes… Continue reading Day 188 – Scratch Art

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 186 – Lemon Meringue

Oh boy, I have been waiting for this. This is one of the main reasons I signed up for the 8 week Puff the Bakery pastry course. I much prefer sharp and tart flavours over excessive sweetness, and will generally always drift towards anything lemon or lime flavoured. Lemon meringue is a top contender for… Continue reading Day 186 – Lemon Meringue