week #28 plant food

The challenge this week is to increase the variety of plant food that I’m consuming. It’s a fairly simple challenge, I logged the variety for last week and then tried to beat my intake this week! Whilst I think my diet has a good level of variety it’s easy, when busy with life, to return…

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week #27 archery

Finally allowed out and so a new physical challenge! Last week I was talking about upper body strength and here’s one of the reasons I wanted to make that a target. Archery is a mix of skill and strength and to give it my best shot (nice puns eh) I was keen to feel that…

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week #26 handstands

What’s all this about, why am I making handstands one of my challenges? Well firstly I spent a lot of my childhood upside down (very keen on gymnastics), secondly I hate the idea that I might not be able to do something that I used to be able to do (why I sometimes run even…

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week #25 dawdling

As adults I don’t think we do enough dawdling, most things that I do are within a time frame and are generally required to be done quickly so that I can get on to the next task. So this week I have been concentrating on dawdling and think that it will be incorporated into my…

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week #24 publish

For my challenge this week I have put together an article aimed at women to get them thinking more about their pensions or retirement financial plan. Back at the beginning of the year I spoke to a women’s group in my workplace about some of the factors that affect women’s earnings through their working lives,…

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week #23 foraging

I’ll come clean. This was largely about my love of elderflower and so I needed a challenge week to be built around an opportunity to try making elderflower cordial. Early June is peak time for the flowers and here we are. After weeks of glorious weather I gathered the blooms in wind and driving rain,…

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week #22 declutter

Is everyone decluttering at the moment? It’s on my list and if you saw my house you’d understand why 😉 but what does it actually mean? I’ve been testing it out this week and I think it means more than just chucking stuff out. I think it means reviewing how you do things, what you…

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week #21 scrubs

After dusting off the sewing machine in week #19 and then seeing the need for more scrubs in UK hospitals it seemed as though this was a challenge being put in front of me. Perfect for a 50in50@50. To be honest it was also looking like one of the more testing of my challenges, I…

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week #20 choux choux

Choux pastry. I’m not that keen on cream cakes, hence previously avoiding the weird mysteries of a pastry made in a saucepan, but custard fillings are another matter entirely so it went on the list. Never made it before and it seems I may have met my 50 challenge nemesis. But challenges are not challenges…

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week #19 1st time

Showing someone how to do something for the first time was an item already on my list but it seems that in our current lockdown this is something that many people will be doing, whether they like it or not! Spending more time as a family has given us greater opportunity to share knowledge and…

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