Sunday, 31 July 2011

25 Before 25...Update!

Just after my 24th birthday, I made a list. 25 things I wanted to accomplish before I'm 25. I love lists. There are all sorts of reasons and delights that are encompassed in the love I have for lists, but one of the top ones is that satisfied feeling of crossing something off. A job well done, if you will.

So first of all, I made a page about the experience....

And this is the updated list....


5) Have a London scrappy event.
6) Go to the globe.
13) *Secret*
16) Find a place to get chipotle chillies and cook with them.
18) Go camping.
19) Put together my Guiding camp blanket.
20) Finish my unfinished knitted jumper!
24) Branch out and try a new mac and cheese recipe.

Work in progress:

1) Take every opportunity to travel.
4) Improve my Spanish.
12) *Secret*
7) Write down my school-year anecdotes.
15) *Secret*
23) *Secret*

Things yet to achieve:

2) Learn to crochet granny squares.
3) Take a photography course.
8) Frame and display a mosaic of photos on my wall.
9) Go for a really posh afternoon tea.
10) Make a brightly coloured layer cake.
11) Organise my photos.
14) Get all my pages into albums properly!
17) Make a crazy union flag skirt for the last night of the proms.
21) Get to grips with the sewing machine.
22) See the Nutcracker at Christmas.
25) Go on a patchwork workshop.

I think this is pretty good going for four months in :D

Kisses xxx

P.S. I realised that when I wrote the original list, I included "Organise my photos" twice. Clearly this desperately needs to be done :D So I changed one of them to learning how to patchwork. Mum, I'm going to need your help on this one!

P.S. I'm using this page as a project for Shimelle's class 'Explore'. It's nice to document these things and even nicer when you have October Afternoon vintage map paper to play with.


  1. what a great list - nice variety of creativity, learning and experiences.

    The really posh afternoon tea sounds like a good idea - might just add that to my list for the year

  2. You've made a fabulous list, good luck with completing it.

  3. ooh cool list. nutcracker at the o2 arena anyone?
    jo xxx

  4. I'd love to see your Guiding Camp blanket. I still have mine from when I was a Guide - covered in all my Guide and Brownie badges and ones I've collected from various trips over the years. (I have a new pile waiting in my sewing box).
    DD is so looking forward to her first Guide camp and being able to use it, but unfortunately her Brownie leader is not qualified to take them and confessed that she doesn't really like camping! It's going to be such a long time for her to wait until she becomes a Girl Guide :-(

  5. Can i recommend afternoon tea at The Ritz. Ive been twice and its just amazing amazing amazing and worth every penny. The room where they do it is just beautiful and worth the trip alone. Not to mention the food and tea.