30 things before I am 31.

As you may, or may not have gathered this week, it is my 30th birthday today. 
Last year I started a list of 29 Things to do Before I’m 30
I gave it it’s own blog and everything……swish I know. 
sadly I didn’t quite finish the list, but I quite enjoyed doing it, so I have re-written the list and I will be, starting today, embarking on this new list – 30 Things to do Before I’m 31.
So, without further ado – here is my latest list; 

As today is the day – the Big 3-0 – I thought maybe it’s time for a new list. 
There were a few items I didn’t quite get round to on the last list but that I would still quite like to do, so I’m carrying them over. I think I’m allowed. After all it’s my list. 

I am going with the making and doing and changing side of things rather than things that might need me to spend a lot of cash to achieve them. I don’t have that ‘lot of cash’ and I cant see anything bar a lottery win changing that in the next year!

So, the 30 things I aim to do before I’m 31 are; 
  1. Make macaroons.
  2. Make new cushions for the flat. Something that says ‘me’ in the room – there isn’t much around the flat that is me or mine. It’s very much my housemates space. And I have seen some gorgeous Orla Keirly-esque fabric too!
  3. Run 5k. Not necessarily in a race, but all at once. Preferably without my lungs collapsing. 
  4. Become more self reliant. I have let myself rely on people this year and it’s only lead to me being let down. If I rely on myself more I’ll only have myself to blame when I’m let down, right……
  5. Make an item of clothing from a pattern, from scratch. {Clearly, I won’t be making the fabric, but you get the idea right?}
  6. Read a book a month and and document it here. 
  7. Take a TTV picture or two. This was on the list last year but I failed. I have the camera now, thanks to Lizzy, but I need to mod it and make it work for ttv.
  8. Making a Blurb book out of my 2010 Shuttercal.
  9. And whilst I am at it – carrying on my Shuttercal 365 for 2011. I like having a documentation of the year.
  10. Learn one new recipe a month. Be it soup, cake, a proper dinner or a snacky snack.
  11. Take a class. I fancy letter pressing. Or a language. Or maybe the silk scarf class @vogue_ismybible saw and thinks we should attend. 
  12. Go to more gigs.
  13. Vent less – I read a quote a while ago, that I can’t quite remember totally, but it said something like ‘50% of people don’t care about your problems and the other 50% only care because it makes them feel better about their problems’. It made me think – they’re my issues. I should keep them that way. Especially around the people I have a feeling fall into that later 50%.
  14. Sort out my finances. 
  15. Get a tattoo – this was on last years list, but since it took me a whole 27 years to decide my first one, a year to decide the next one might be a bit much. {this might be on lists for a while……..}
  16. Host a dinner party {and not serve Fajita’s or soup!}
  17. Take part in some Blogger events – I’ve really enjoyed the ones I did in 2010 – Pin it Forwards, the Souvenir Foto School classes and the August Break.  
  18. Send little surprises to friends in the mail. Last year I made a start on this. This year I shall continue. Who doesn’t love surprises?
  19. Go to the bit of the A625 that has collapsed. No idea why but I have a feeling it’ll be a little ‘end of the world’ like.
  20. Get my knees on the way to being sorted.
  21. Swim. I love swimming and I don’t do it enough.
  22. To get back to the weight I got to pre-glasto. Before I gave up on the health kick and put the weight back on. Grrrrrrrr. I think I’d quite like to lose a stone, maybe one and a half of them. Two would be a dream.
  23. Make frozen yogurt. I love ‘fro-yo’ but Leeds seems to be all out of good places to buy it. 
  24. Crochet something other than a beanie. Not that beanies aren’t useful, but I’d like to expand my skills.
  25. Go to the theatre.
  26. Get one of my photo’s printed onto canvas.
  27. Make myself attend a Buns and Roses event. {well, hopefully more than just the one!}
  28. Learn more about photoshop. Enough to that I can ‘create’ rather than just get by.
  29. Picnic in the summer.
  30. Take at least 6 roles of Holga film {and develop them}
So, what do you think? 
Yes, yes – I have a little work to do to make the 29 30 Things site pretty again, and change the headers and bits, {but I am sans photoshop after a massive computer reboot yesterday}, so I am sure I’ll get to it soon…….


  1. Love this list! Most of the things are quite unusual and not just your run of the mill things that everyone wants to do. I think I need to do another list!

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