34 things

The world according to Sarah

I sneakily turned 34 on Sunday, and shared a lovely birthday & Mothers Day celebration with my mum, brother and Stephen. I’ve been mulling over my options for a celebratory blog post, and have settled on compiling a list of my top 34 things to achieve and enjoy for the year ahead. Of course I have plenty of other more ‘worky’/less fun things on my to-do list, but this one’s all about the fun.

In the next 365 days I would like to …

1) Eat at Ottolenghi’s

2) Walk the South Downs Way from Winchester to Brighton with Stephen, bivvying or camping en route.

3) Make time to exercise regularly, including yoga and pilates to look after my poor knitters back

4) Visit Copenhagen (this is happening at the end of this week! I can hardly believe it or wait!)  done!

5) See my work and business expand and develop enough to need to enlist help from lovely helpers, i.e. amazing label sewer onners, and brilliant financial spread sheet filler inners, and expert parcel packer uppers.

6) Make a long overdue visit to Manchester to see some much loved pals.

7) Bake the perfect soda bread

8) Make the perfect fish pie

9) Visit the Pyrenees. Spanish or French side. Or both.

10) Stay in a treehouse

11) Do the Eton Dornay 3K swim

12) Find a little house with a woodburner and a cute secluded garden.

13) Once in said house rescue a beautiful and affectionate cat or kitten (or two)

14) Eat at Bob Bob Ricard

15) Finally pass my driving test

16) Go pick your owning for strawberries, raspberries, and hopefully gooseberries.

17) Make chilli jam

18) Have a go at knit hacking my old blue sweater a la Amy Twigger Holroyd from the wonderful Keep & Share

19) Go to In The Loop 3.5 in Shetland. Spend some time with Eric to learn more about Shima programming

20) Start going to jive again

21) Buy new and gorgeous glasses

22) Have the time and money to see more of my lovely friends

23) Have a hot stone massage

24) Make salt baked fish on the beach a la Jamie Oliver

25) Sleep the night on the beach

26) Start a patchwork quilt

27) Design & make my own ‘dream’ knitted garment

28) Conquer my fear of photographing my work

29) Aim to blog once a week

30) Spend less time on my iPhone, and more time in my real life, with real people, doing real things

31) Successfully grow tomatoes

32) Make really gingery ginger beer

33) Do something that scares me (just a little bit) once a month

34) Dream bigger, bolder, brighter, faster, stronger.

Blog post inspired by and with a large hat tip to the wonderful Hula SeventySas Petherick, and Susannah Conway my favourite, and much read, lady bloggers.


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