It’s been absolutely ages since I crossed anything off my 30 before 30 list so you’ll be DELIGHTED to hear that I recently crossed one off and have put the wheels in motion to cross off another! So to recap, here is my list:
1) Own a dog
2) Shoot a gun
4) Live in France
5) Read a book in a foreign language
6) Sing on stage
7) Drive in London
8) Ride in a helicopter
9) Visit China
Spend a day at a theme park
11) Eat at Dans le Noir
12) Have laser eye surgery
13) Pay off student loan
14) Get a tattoo
15) Get married
Start a blog17) Go paintballing
Do a ouija board
19) Send out helium balloons with my email address attached
Be an extra
21) Go on a scavenger hunt around London
22) Participate in a flash mob
23) Visit a wonder
24) Go to La Tomatina
Dye hair a crazy colour
26) Visit Japan
27) Go inside The Gherkin
28) Visit Australia
29) Knit a scarf
Ride a Boris Bike
Aaaand recently crossed off was number ten. Some of my best buds and I went up to Blackpool on bank holiday weekend to experience the Pleasure Beach (and pleasurable it was.) We spent almost nine hours there, which I think constitutes a day.
Top three rides: Valhalla, Revolution and The Big One.
Definitely avoid: The Ghost Train, Impossible and River Caves (masquerading as the Tunnel of Love- hugely disappointing.)
I have also started knitting my scarf! Credit where it is due to these old women knitting at a million miles per hour; I was at it for at least two hours and I only have four or five rows to show for it.
I should also probably make some more headway on L’Histoire de Pi but it’s way harder than I originally thought it might be. In hindsight, it was a rather silly book choice.
So if I get my act together, I could have another two crossed off before the year is out. MAYBE MORE!
In other news, I’ve moved into my new flat with Jack and it is delightful to have our own little space. It’s falling apart a bit but it has “character” and its crack den charm comes in handy when red wine is spilled all over the carpet. Since we’ve both been coming and going a fair bit for the past month, we haven’t managed to get any pictures up on the walls but I’m sure we’ll get all the finishing touches in place just in time to move out.