At the start of the year I set 15 goals for 2015, inspired by Laura. Every month I write an update and the running totals can be seen in the page above.
15 minutes walk x 4 times a week, only achieved if I divide some long walks up over a 7 day period. I need to try harder to walk more frequently. However, I have been working very hard in the garden this month to keep up (nearly) with the weeds.
14 bags to a charity shop- well on the way with this one, another two bags have gone. 6 more and I will have made it.
13 animal photos- this has been a total joy this month. There have been a lot but I am only counting them as three as they were taken on three occasions. I don’t want to finish this one too soon! And to save the post being boring I will scatter the animals liberally throughout! First come a couple feline beauties slumbering and strolling through Goathland.
12 meetings with friends. I can get so busy with my own family, home and crafting that I forget the need to interact with friends. This month my friend Claire came to lunch and I took her one of my favourite walks from Pickering. We had such a good talk and walk.
11 savoury new recipes- I tried two new recipes this month. Bit disappointed with how this is going, I am trying the recipes but the results have been disappointing.
Have a photo of sheep next, also taken in Goathland, nb the recipes were both chicken ones!I am not that insensitive!
The sheep really do just walk/run up the road!
10 handwritten letters- this is not going well, so far just one, oh dear.
9 handmade cards, none made this month, but well on the way to succeeding with this one.
8 sewing projects- nothing completed this month, but I have joined a Sew Along to encourage me to complete a Birth Sampler for Master H, started 7 years ago. Do check back on 31 May to see progress. The rain has helped a lot!
7 new yarns- I have started a cardigan for yours truly using an Alpaca blend. Progress is slow, but Yarn Along keeps me going.
6 trips to museums etc, nothing to report.
5 projects for charity. Completed one lap blanket. That makes two projects.
Made for Sunshine International blankets of love , this should hopefully brighten up an elderly persons day.
4 new walks. A wonderful new walk this week, complete with bluebells, trees, wild garlic,sheep and pigs.What could be better. I posted this on Monday.
Swans, took a lot of pictures last month at the Mere in Scarborough. Went back again for a stroll this month. I thought at first to use these shots for the Photo challenge Love, but decided it was a case of lust, not love.
He spots her
She’s having none of it and is off
Still in pursuit!
3 craft workshops, none so far
2 new cities, Salisbury
1 railway journey, two so far, not bad for someone who hadn’t taken a train in yonks plus ages.
0 impulse purchases. I failed, I was probably bound to fail. And just how I knew I would. I wrote very good and all encompassing shopping lists, such as three new long sleeve tops, three short sleeve tops , fabric, craft materials, lots of wriggle room. I knew I would struggle in charity shops, so decided if I saw something I liked I had to have 24 hour cooling off period, then write the item on the next days shopping list. That way I acquired this lovely vase
But then came my big temptation. Books. Now one of these books was covered under “the increase my local interest books”, but the other most definitely was an impulse purchase, I didn’t dare leave the book for a cooling off period, someone else might buy it.
I mean could you have resisted the Sarah Moore book with pages like this
or risked someone else buying it with projects like this?
Oh well I can try to have 0 impulse purchases except for nice books can’t I?
One more set of animal pictures to finish on. This dog at an upper window at The Malton Food Lovers Festival on Saturday.
“No-one looking inside”
“No-one noticed me outside”
“Can I make it?”
Oh boy did the bacon butties have his name on them!!
Comments are indeed the best bit, do stop by and say Hi!