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Adding to my Bucket List… Again

I feel like a stuck record when I say that my bucket list is “ever expanding”. The fact is that is really is – I add things to the end of the list as and when they come to mind. It might be that I suddenly think of things that might be fun to do,

My 20 Favourite Instagram Accounts

Social media is full of awesome and inspiring images. After writing my How-To Instagram Guide last weekend I thought I would revisit the subject to share with you some of my favourite Instagram accounts.  Here’s my top 20 accounts that you should definitely be following. If you are new to the network, or even if you’re a long-time user,

A Bucket List Re-Focus: My “To Try” List

There is something inspiring about a new year. We might be a couple of weeks in now, but the idea of setting goals and resolutions for the next 12 months is still at the forefront of my mind. I’m still considering carefully what that might mean for me; I want to set a series of

Some Goals and Challenges for 2014 – An Update

Despite 2014 looking like an incredibly busy year, back in February I was inspired by a number of people to make a short list of goals and challenges I would like to achieve in 2014. As we are currently working our way through the very last day of the year, and because I just managed to make a

On the Footplate of a Steam Train

A few of the things on my bucket list are childhood dreams, and probably quite common ones at that. One of those is to drive a steam train – and I came remarkably close the other weekend when I spent some time riding on the footplate of the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. Shortly after Christmas I

Gift Ideas from the BHS Christmas Shop

It might have been cyber Monday earlier this week, but there is still something about going into a real shop and doing your Christmas shopping the old fashioned touchy-feely way. And what better place to head than the BHS Christmas Shop? It’s one of those things that for me signals the start of the Christmas season, I

#BEDN 7 > 10 Things

Today is a list day on BEDN – right up my street! We’ve not been given any particular topic, but have simply been asked to share 10 things. I have turned to my things to do list, something I started a good few years ago now to motivate me to try new things and set

Some To Do List Additions

A few weeks ago I posted on twitter and facebook asking for to do list inspiration. I felt like giving my list a bit of an update – it’s time to add some things to it to give me new motivation. And (naturally) you didn’t disappoint! I already had some notes things I’ve thought of

Sunday Soliloquy – Sunday Night Blues

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] I often refer to the Sunday night blues. I get them a lot. Once a week, in fact. It is the feeling I get inside on a Sunday night, having had a lovely weekend, that reminds

Sunday Soliloquy – Stop Faffing!

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] Last Sunday morning a good friend phoned me and opened the conversation with an imperative. “Stop me faffing!” She had a pile of things to do, you know, the usual household chores – she’s also writing

A Things to Do Update

My big list of things to do came about a few years ago for the simple reason that I wanted to make plans to do lots of interesting things before I was 30, and beyond. I love lists, and love trying new things, and so I wrote everything down so I could make good on

A Things To Do List Update

The beginning of the year is always a good time to update my big list of things to do – my bucket list – the list that gives me plenty of challenges, plenty of things to aim for, plenty of things to think about. Last year (doesn’t 2012 seem like a long time ago?!) I