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16 for 2016- March

A busy month.. Easter, Cloakroom decorating, still trying to choose a sofa we agree on, trying to choose a new kitchen we agree on, yes our Museum Kitchen circa 1980 is to be consigned to history, but this could take a long time….

So what about the 16 for 2016.

16 swims- 13 so far! And I have gone from 16 lengths at my first swim to 26!

15 minutes x 2x 5= 5 half walks a week. Still a work in progress but we have had some lovely walks recently and have just bought a Dalby Forest pass. We need to go 8 times and then we start saving money. We haven’t had one since our dog died 8 years ago and I really miss our forest walks.

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Walking in Dalby Forest at the Bridestones, Master H climbing one!

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13 outings- We had a lovely trip out to see the Flying Scotsman steam through Levisham Station on the 20 March

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So that makes three outings.

12 Cookery Posts- 2 so far, my hate affair with broccoli and blueberry curd

11 Flower Pictures. I love this rose ( One of a bunch) which I was given by Mr J and family when they came to stay.

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that makes three.

10 handmade cards.

The total now stands at 5 with these paper craft cards

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9 Garden Posts- 2 so far, February and March

8 Stash /kit busting projects. Last month I made Mr J a new picnic blanket from stash and banned the dog from nationalizing it. I felt mean so I made a dog blanket too. But as it’s really just an extension of the first blanket this one isn’t counting towards the 8. Total stays at 1, but here’s the dog blanket. Meantime I am still making hexies from my fabric stash, soon to start sewing them together.

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7 sewing/ embroidery projects, nothing to report this month, total stays at 1

6 Acts Of kindness. Had a big BIG think about what I meant by this, and it’s about the act, I don’t want it to be something that is about making me feel good. Does that make sense? Anyway I have two  this month, which illustrate what I mean.

1- picking up other peoples’  litter and putting it in a bin. I do that quite a bit!

2 sorting out messes of supermarket/shop trolleys in the trolley park. Just why do people think it acceptable to just push them in any old how?

What other little acts of civic kindness could I do ?

5 Reading five non fiction books. Yes One read, Edward Enfield. Greece on my Wheels. The title says it all! Still reading Voices from the Workhouse.

4 Improving my knitting/crochet skills- total is still one, but I am now on the first sleeve of the cable cardigan for Master T

3 things form my bucket list- 1 still

2 Railway journey- 0

1 Bus journey-0

0 magazines bought- still at 0 but oh so hard, all these blog posts about projects in magazines. I just have too many magazines already!

How are you doing on your goals for this year? Please feel free to leave a link to any post you have written about this.

 

15 for 2015 ( November)

One month left to go and by and large I have been occupied with everything I wanted to do for Christmas. However,there is quite a bit of time between now and 2016 to achieve my goals for this year. 31 days in fact!

15 minutes walking 4 times a week- still plodding on!

14 bags to a charity shop- still 10 but I have two ready to go. Surely I can do this!

13 animal photos- DONE

12 Meetings up with family and friends-10, had a wonderful weekend away with extended family and friends in November.

11 New Savoury Recipes tried- DONE

10 Handwritten letter sent- DONE this month , and I still have all my Christmas cards and letters to do.

9 Handmade cards made and sent-DONE

8 Sewing or embroidery projects completed- DONE this month, been busy on my Secret Stitching Santa, can only do a sneaky peek for now but here you go

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7 New yarns– not happening, two only

6 trips to museums etc- DONE

5 projects for charity- still 4 but plenty of time left!

4 new walks- DONE

3 craft workshops- since I changed this to follow ups from previous workshops I have done two, one more to go

2 New cities visited- DONE

1 Railway journey- DONE

0 Impulse Purchases- Failed, but I have learned to keep out of charity shops, especially the book and jug sections!

15 for 2015- September

How the seasons pass- Autumn already, but with a bit of luck we shall continue to enjoy an Indian Summer. We had a lovely weeks holiday in Greece, and I have been in catch up mode ever since. The cooking apples and runner beans are stacking up nicely in the freezer.

Time for an update on my 15 for 2015 goals.

15 minutes walking 4 times a week. Even though my left sole hurts like billyo, I have managed to do this still.

14 bags to a charity shop-one more went this month, total is now 9. Getting there slowly.

13 animal photos- achieved already but I have four lovely ones to add in this month. How about this little moggy- Greek of course. After “doors” surely cats are the best photographs to come from Greece. I know I mention Greece a lot, but my mother in law was Greek, so I feel I have to do my bit to help that country. And if it means going on about Greece well I shall.

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12 meetings with friends- total remains at 8

11 new savoury recipes- I made a stuffed aubergine dish , frankly it was horrible, total now stands at 10

10 handwritten letters- 2 written this month, total is 7

9 handmade cards- achieved already

8 sewing/embroidery projects. I made a little dog I will be posting about tomorrow and also these covered coathangers. Total projects completed  is now 5.

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7 New yarns- 2 tried and I don’t think there will be time for more this year

6 trips to museums etc- achieved already

Time for another animal picture, don’t you love this cow?

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5 projects for charity-3 completed

4 new walks-it might have been in Greece, but walking like a mountain goat is definitely going in this total- the walk to Ali Pasha’s castle

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3 craft workshops-still at a big fat ZERO

2 new cities visited. Yes! turns out Ioannina is a university CITY, and with Salisbury that makes the two.

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And while I am on the subject of Greece, how about these goats?

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1 railway journey- achieved already

0 impulse purchases, I am keeping out of charity shops, so total number of failures stays at three

And here is my final animal picture, which has got to be my favourite one this year.

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How are you doing with any goals you have set yourself this year?Do leave a link to a post you may have made on the subject.

 

 

 

 

 

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