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week #43 monitor stand

I had come up with a challenge to build myself a monitor stand. My lovely daughter made me a standing desk that has had a lot of use over the past months as I continue to work from home. I stand in the mornings and generally sit in the afternoon, but looking down at a…

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week #42 jazz club

This was quite a biggie on the 50 Challenges list in my view. Surely everyone should experience a jazz club and where better than one of the most famous of them all, Ronnie Scott’s in London’s Soho. Going out has been tricky this year (stating the obvious) so I was really delighted to be able…

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week #41 healing

This week’s new thing was to go a 121 session for “healing for energy balancing”. Based on a traditional Korea SunDo system (a form of Taoism) the idea is that the healer seeks to help restore the balance between mind and body through a variety of physical and meditative practices. So I was led through breathing and physical loosening exercises before…

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week #40 festival

Festival time! Well alright its actually just a virtual one and is a literature festival before you start thinking all bands, wellies and all night dancing. I’ve never been to a literature festival before which is maybe an odd thing for a book lover. Let’s see it as a gift from Covid that this is…

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week #39 happiness

Unlike my other challenges this one was more of a spur of the moment thing. 2020 has obviously had it’s impacts and my work has been super busy and pretty stressful so by Friday I’d decided that I needed a quick fix. Is there a speedy solution to bring happiness? You don’t have to look…

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week #38 shoot

This week I shot an air rifle. The key achievement seemed to be managing the manual lever system to create the compressed air needed to fire it. That was a full on arm workout. I did enjoy hitting the targets (last night’s beverages) which I suppose is the purpose of these things. Perhaps it would…

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week #37 makeup

This week I’ve put myself in the hands of my daughter to give me a full works face of makeup, using everything in the armoury to create the look. This is weird for me. Day to day I use tinted moisturiser, and that’s only really for the SPF, usually plus mascara and sometimes a bronzer…

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week #36 silks

Another physical challenge this week, I hung out upside down and tried out arial silks for the first time. Two wide strips of fabric hung from the ceiling to use for creating a series of holds and poses and a tough workout along the way! Something really liberating about putting your movement into a fully…

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week #35 poledance

I say pole dance, but this challenge was a tough one so perhaps not quite at the ‘dancing’ phase just yet! I was lucky enough to have a 121 for this introductory session and quickly realised that my upper body strength was going to have a steep development curve if I’m ever going to master…

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week #33 re-use

This week I took up a challenge to buy an outfit from a charity shop. I’m a great donator of items to charity shops but rarely a purchaser. I should also add that I’m not particularly into clothes or shopping so making myself go and buy clothes is always something of a challenge. But if…

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