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 169 – Examining hidden biases

I have done a few online volunteering projects lately, from proofreading books, to transcribing letters and military records - it's been fascinating and a big opportunity to learn. As a white woman, it's high time for me to actively use my privilege to support People of Colour in whatever way I can, I'm sorry it's… Continue reading Day 169 – Examining hidden biases

Day 167 – Baguettes

I'm back doing my favourite thing, making bread, and today I wanted to follow along with another Bread Ahead tutorial and make baguettes. I've made a lot of Italian bread, but rarely ventured into French bread, so why not start with one of the classics. The crusty French sticks are so soft and springy inside,… Continue reading Day 167 – Baguettes

Day 164 – Home schooling help

My sister was all ready to send her four-year-old back to pre-school this week, until she found out the day before that it was remaining closed, possibly until after the summer break. As with many families, the stress of having to provide some homeschooling (yes, even for pre-school) was taking its toll, so I thought… Continue reading Day 164 – Home schooling help

Day 163 – Made Gnocchi

It's probably clear from looking through my new things list that I love food. I love eating it, but I really love making it. In my eyes, Italian food is the most pleasurable food to make, the way they make such beautiful, mouth-watering flavours come together in such a simple way really appeals to my… Continue reading Day 163 – Made Gnocchi

Day 162 – Pickled radishes

Sometimes I buy vegetables and only use them once or twice. Even though I mostly meal plan and make shopping lists, I sometimes shop with my stomach. Last week I picked up some radishes to use in salads, and now I find myself with a bunch left and no meals to put in them. I… Continue reading Day 162 – Pickled radishes

Day 159 – Painted a picture with my feet

Let me start by saying there will be no pictures of feet on this post, just in case you landed here through some strange combination of search terms, or are just a bit squeamish about feet like me. This challenge was given to me by my sister on 1st January 2020, a time that seems… Continue reading Day 159 – Painted a picture with my feet

Day 156 – Made a weather balloon

The James Dyson Foundation science and engineering challenge for kids has provided me with no end of inspiration. I don't have kids but it doesn't matter, the challenges such as the spaghetti bridge, or the paper water bombs have been a fun and different way of getting me to use my brain. Today I thought… Continue reading Day 156 – Made a weather balloon

Day 153 – Sourdough pizza

Oh, my ongoing sourdough saga continues. I still haven't managed to create a proper loaf despite having 3 different starters, but I did successfully make some sourdough crackers last week that built my confidence a bit. My next step was to make something a bit more bread-like and try a pizza dough. One of the… Continue reading Day 153 – Sourdough pizza

Day 151 – Recreated a song

A few months ago I recreated some famous sculptures as part of the Getty Museum's challenge, I enjoyed it so much that I thought I'd turn my hand to recreating other art mediums. Today was the day to recreate a song, more specifically, Song 2 by Blur. https://youtu.be/SSbBvKaM6sk I like this song, it's fun to… Continue reading Day 151 – Recreated a song