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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week #34 acupuncture

This week’s challenge was to try acupuncture for the first time. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years for many health issues and I felt like it was something that I should find out more about and experience at least once. I decided to use this technique for stress relief, it has been a…

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week #32 canoe

A little messing about on the river is always a great way to spend a warm summer’s day. I’m on holiday and happy to be able to enjoy a change of scene after months of working at home. I went with the whole family, and some lovely friends, to canoe our way down the Wye.…

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week #31 career coach

Part of my year of 50 challenges is being open to trying new things, including things that previously I had perhaps been hesitant to try or sceptical about, and this happens to come at a time when my work has been both uncertain and challenging. So it feels positively luxurious to turn my concerns over…

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week #30 horse archery

This was one of the 50 challenges that I have been MOST excited about. A true physical challenge for me to try something unusual and demanding, combining horse riding and my freshly acquired (basic) archery skills. Fortunately one of the few UK centres that offer this was only an hour away from home and after…

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week #29 environmental B

Back on with a couple more environmental challenges this week after my first adventure back in week#5. I’ve done a renovation job on our bird feeding table. It was looking a bit sad and apart from being a garden eyesore it didn’t seem to be too popular with the birds. Along with this I’ve been…

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