30 things before I am 31.

January 21, 2011 5 Comments

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…….


  • Nic's Notebook January 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Yay Happy 30th!! Love your list, hope you can achieve most (if not all) of them this year!

  • Helen January 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    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!

  • Lizzy C January 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm fajitas and souppppppppppppppp…. <3

    good luck honeybunch! xx

  • Megan @ Pink O'Clock January 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    happy birthday, pretty girl! i hope you had a wonderful weekend — love your list!

  • Emma January 27, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Thank you ladies.
    I hope i'll be more successful with this list than the last one.

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