Monday, March 18, 2013



I am coming to the end of my 50th Year, and I have not achieved as much as I had hoped by this time,  but family circumstances have meant my free time has been swallowed up and our planned visit to Scotland had to be cancelled.  I am not overly disappointed as the whole project has made me think  about those little things that make life so special.  Like this week when I made a celebration cake for my beautiful daughters 30th Birthday, it was so lovely to do something special for her and it may not have gone according to plan but it was fun and interesting to learn a new skill. 

I have gone through the list and have highlighted in red those things that will just have to wait but the ones in blue I am still planning and they may not come in right on time but it shouldn't be to long.

So off I go to try and finish those in blue x

  1. Have a meal with Steve and all the kids
2. Try and see a whale
3. See the Angel of the north
4. Photograph wild flowers
5. Paint outside ( not the fence)
6. Search for sea glass
7. Find 50 Art Deco buildings and photograph them - started
8. Swim a mile
9. Walk on a beach at sunset in the UK
10. Sing in public ( not on my own)
11. Make  a sculpture out of found or natural items
12. Pooh sticks
13. Walk up to Glastonbury Tor
14. Paddle in a stream

15.  Go on a picnic
16  Climb something 
17. Tea and cake with all the family
18.  Spend a day with Gemma           
19.  Spend a day with Heather
20.  Spend a Day with Chris

21.  Walk a dog
22. Find treasure
23. See wonderful stained glass
24. See a David Hockney painting
25.  Visit Scotland
26. Try and see the Northern lights

27. Stargaze
28. Dance in the tower Ballroom Blackpool
29. Road trip

30. Decorate a special cake

31. Do a mosaic
32. Make 50 origami birds and hang them in trees
33.  Throw a pot
34. Have a girly night
35. Make a flower arrangement
36. Sparkle
37. Have my engagement and eternity rings repaired
38. Decorate the bedroom
39. Make a daisy chain
40. Get a tattoo
41. Have a photo us all.  Not professional
42. Make an album or photo book of the year
43. Do something to raise money for charity
44. Candle lit relaxing  bath
45. Kiss in the rain
46. See a film in the directors lounge
47. Have a butterfly land on my hand
48. Crochet or knit myself a jumper
49. Paint a good picture on an Ipad
50.  Surprise me!!!

22 to go  Over Half way now!


  1. Wow, looks like you've already been very busy, That cake looks fabulous by the way! Good luck in achieveing all of the blue ones!

    My boss was given a similar challenge a few years ago, 30 forms of transport in her 30th year. By 'altering' a few of them she just managed to complete it, but it takes a lot of effort to do so much in just 1 year!

    Good luck and congratulations!


  2. A very interesting list. I think you have done well to get as many done as you have. Some of the ones left seem very difficult - like the butterfly so good luck. A great challenge to yourself!

  3. I think your list is fantastic, I'd love to do something similar.
    Great cake!