Now we are six months and over into the year I thought it was time for a review of the Gonna do list for 2020, written of course pre- Covid 19 and pre the house move. Some things are certainly not going to happen.
1- Read my way across Europe – well I managed 5 countires before the library closed- now waiting for the one here to open so I join and read a few more European authors. Russia, Hungary, Ireland, Finland and Sweden ticked off- where next I wonder.
2 Visit the Eden Project- doubt this can happen in 2020- one to carry over till 2021.
3 Knit a scarecrow- currently on the needles.
4 Knit the Dickensian mice- coming up later in the year.
5 Knit socks- ditto
6 Unspecified wildlife project- again probably hard to do with volunteering opportunites lacking. Last month- June was Go Wild month and I was just otherwise occupied, or that would have done nicely. My priority wildlife wise is to site my bird table and encourage the birds to it ready for Winter. The only visitors we have at the moment are wood pigeons and magpies. Our garden is much smaller than our last one and is currently a very sorry affair. Meantime I have decided to read nature/countryside books in July and increase my understanding and enhance my enjoyment. More in this months book review.
7 Make a junk journal- one for the darker months.
8 Make a football quilt for my grandson- on the to finish pile.
9 Finish the rail fence quilt- zero progress
10 Complete the stitchbook project- currently lagging three/ soon to be four months behind.
11 Complete any UFO- achieved with the fabric box, since then I have made another.
12- Make a piece of Art-… really?
13- Visit an Art gallery- Managed the Woodend gallery in Scarborough in January.
14- Visit Filey- locked down before I could do this, and now we have moved away- that’s life.
15 Do a five + mile walk- still to do
16 Go to the cinema- David Copperfield in January
17 Go to see a play- not likely in 2020 now.
18 Pick strawberries- maybe this will be possible without having to pre-book a slot one day.
19 Start to write my family history- underway
20 Do the Garden Bird count- done in January.
Some things are well and truly not going to happen- the Eden Project, Filey and theatre for sure. Some are still very doable, and will help me concentrate a bit, and resist temptation to dream up new ideas.
I wonder how everyone else is doing with their plans for this year, we have all had to make huge adjustments haven’t we.
Love to hear how you have managed through these times and the changes made to plans.