2015 was the year I treated myself to 50 things I’ve always wanted to do, or just thought I’d enjoy. I was 50 in June and making this list to look forward to definitely softened the blow. What a year- I loved it.
Mr Tom B has requested the full list because he ‘can’t be bothered to look every week’. I think such honesty should be rewarded so ‘ere you go Tom. There’s some blanks for unexpected events and the list may be subject to change..
1. Buy a magnum
2. Meal at Prashad
3. Habitat Garland
4. Buy a car
5. Watch Breaking Bad series 5
7. Visit Katie+ quilt museum
8. Red Ladder theatre show
10. Ragdale or Champneys with old schoolmates
11. Kneehigh theatre Rebecca
12. Womens Holiday Centre Horton
13. Luxembourg to visit cousins
14. Bonfire in garden
15. Butterfly house when they’re hatching
16. Sow some seeds
17. Forbidden Corner
18. Get a gardener
20. Walk to Goldenacre Park along Meanwood trail, at rhodedendron time
21. Tea at Sketch in London
22. Cream tea in London with family
25. Isle of Lewes- lots of stone circles
26. Picnic at Armscliff Crags
27. Day in garden hammock
28 Castlerigg stone circle
29. Ambiente for tapas
31. Xmas with dad and Paddy
32. Fantasia at Kirkstall Abbey
33. Body mudpack + shower in Rita’s lovely bathroom
34. Go up a Fjord
35. Cheerful Chilli
37. Curry with Calderdaleites
38. Visit Rich
39. Aura photo
40. Visit Nik in Chesterfield
42. Yorks Wildlife Park
43 See some puffins
45. Visit seaside
2015 is the year I’m going to treat myself to 50 things I’ve always wanted to do, or just will really enjoy. I’m 50 in June and making this list to look forward to has definitely softened the blow.
Every other dating profile says ‘I don’t look or feel my age’ but it’s true, most of us don’t. So I can’t say these things will be sensible or grown up, but I’m going to enjoy this year until my bank is bled dry. And it should keep me so busy I won’t need to worry about dating. In fact, if I’m still single at the end of the year I’m going to get a dog and call it Proxy BF.
So, here goes:
Really? What am I thinking? I have no idea but I love champagne and this feels suitably decadent. I’ve not drunk it yet, but that wasn’t the point. Can’t imagine it’ll still be in my larder in 2016.
The delicious vegetarian restaurant that won Gordon Ramsay’s Indian of the year a while ago.
My mate Dusti took me to their tiny corner cafe on a Bradford housing estate many years ago. The food was amazing and incredibly cheap. My mouth still waters when I remember my first bite of a savoury cake flavoured with mustard seeds called dhokra. So I went this year to their new Drighlington place with some very good mates and it’s still delicious but not so cheap. Sign of the times (and fame).