Day 72 – Onigiri, Lamian, and Soju

If you know what all of those things are, you'll know I've had a bit of a culinary tour around Asia today! I had a lovely evening planned - first a trip to the Palmengarten to view an orchid exhibition, and then a walk through Frankfurt to view different light exhibitions at the Luminale. Unfortunately… Continue reading Day 72 – Onigiri, Lamian, and Soju

Day 69 – Dominated at arm wrestling

After my ego was bruised through my total failure to break an apple in half with my hands, I needed something to try and prove to myself that I'm not totally weak. Also, the other day I found a handy article on Mental Floss here (top secret link - don't share with your opponents!) that… Continue reading Day 69 – Dominated at arm wrestling

Day 68 – Did a rat photoshoot

This is a new thing that wasn't on my list but was one of those golden opportunities that were too good to pass. I have a lovely friend who has kept rats for a number of years. Although I was initially a bit hesitant to meet them, they won me over, with their little feet… Continue reading Day 68 – Did a rat photoshoot

Day 65 – Sent some flowers just because

I don't buy flowers for myself often; I usually prefer plants. I do, however, love the way flowers can brighten up a room and my mood. Last year my sister sent me a bouquet as a birthday surprise, and it was so lovely. The flowers were totally unexpected, and it made the present even more… Continue reading Day 65 – Sent some flowers just because

Day 54 – Went ice skating

Day 54 - Tried ice sakting for the first time, and, spoiler alet, didn't fall over!

Day 48 – Learned to juggle

I had an absolute blast learning to juggle. After making my juggling bean bags the other day I was ready and raring to get going, hoping that I could run away and join circus by the end of the day. My juggling bean bags, full of dried beans. Ok, so I was maybe a bit… Continue reading Day 48 – Learned to juggle

Day 45 – Made juggling balls

This one is at simple as it sounds. I have "learn juggling" on my list and really want to try it, but I don't own any juggling balls. What I do have, however, is a drawer full of random sewing supplies - including a pack full of fabric squares. An idea was forming... So, on… Continue reading Day 45 – Made juggling balls

Day 42 – Crochet a hat

Although my knitting has never taken off (as documented here) I really enjoy crocheting. I've made some cute amigurumi animals, colourful scarves, and most recently, a big cosy blanket for my sister as a Christmas present. So today I thought I'll crochet something I've never made before - a nice, woolly, hat. I found a… Continue reading Day 42 – Crochet a hat

Day 41 – Balms and lotions

After last weeks plans to make lip balm went awry, my friend came over today and we decided to finally give it a try. When I was researching how to make the lip balms, I realised that we could also make lotion bars (a solid bar of lotion that melts into the skin, nourishing the… Continue reading Day 41 – Balms and lotions

Day 40 – Painting

I was surprised to love doing today's challenge. I would usually describe myself as creative, but when I look at the creative things I can do well, such as crochet or baking, I'm nearly always following instructions of some kind. I've already learned during this challenge that I can go off-book and create something to… Continue reading Day 40 – Painting