Falling Forward: A Girl & Her Lists

Birthday Wishes

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It’s my 29th birthday on Wednesday (and also my two year anniversary with Q, horrah!). We’re having our engagement photo session with our wedding photographer (Maria Farrelly if you’re interested) in the afternoon and then heading out for a seafood feast at the Loch Fyne restaurants in the evening. (Can we say yum?)

I’ve never been mega crazy for presents, but I do have a Pinterest board called “Gifts for me, please” because it’s easier to point people to that when they ask me what I want.

Some of my choices are more frivolous than others, but if I receive any of these it’ll be a pretty great day:

Roller skates. I don’t know why I want them so much but this pair has yellow wheels and that is obviously AWESOME.

Source: amazon.co.uk

Snow globe rings (!). I just love these full stop. How amazing would it be to wear a different one every day?

Source: refinery29.com

Origami heart necklace. We’ve been making a lot of origami hearts for the wedding recently, so it’d be nice to have this reminder of them :)

Source: etsy.com

EE Cummings Journal. The only poem in the world that I actually like.

Source: etsy.com

Snow globe stamp. (I am a bit obsessed with snow globes right now)

Source: presentandcorrect.com

Yellow Swiss Army Knife?! Even if I never used this it would still be amazing.

Source: swissarmy.com

S is for Sushi (& Sarah) plate. Because I love sushi and I’m sort of starting to love decorative plates.

Source: etsy.com

Fortune Cookie necklace. Just because it’s super cute.

Source: etsy.com

Of course, if I don’t get any of these things it’s just a nice excuse to purchase them for myself, right?

Grace in Small Things

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  • Yellow towels
  • Duvet days
  • The sound of rain on the balcony
  • Ladybirds
  • Stepping into the shade on a hot day

Friday Thanks

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Dear Contact Lenses,

Thanks for being a free trial. I’m hoping that we’ll get along this time around but if we don’t at least I didn’t have to pay for you to find that out.

Love Sarah

PS. Welcome to my eyes! Make yourself at home.

See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

Grace in Small Things

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  • Counting the coins in the piggy bank
  • Finding coins minted in the current year
  • Homemade banana ice cream
  • Singing
  • Making people laugh with silly jokes

Friday Thanks

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Dear Soy Sauce,

Thanks for being an easy way to add flavour to food. We’re cooking more and more chinese meals these days and you’re the perfect accompaniment to all of them. Don’t ever change.

Love Sarah

See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

Grace in Small Things

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  • Balmy summer evenings
  • Origami hearts
  • The reassuring sound of the Minolta shutter
  • Snowglobes
  • Commissioned artwork that turns out better than you could have imagined

Friday Thanks

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Dear Rain,

Thank you for cooling me off after the hot summer nights we’ve had lately. I know people complain about you, but I don’t mind when you visit every now and again.

Love Sarah

See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

New Things You Might Not Know About, In List Form

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  • Q bought me a ukulele. It’s yellow (natch) and I’m not very good but it’s fun to try all the same.

Ukulele

  • We bought bikes and have been cycling our way around Cardiff for the last few weeks. It’s been great to get a bit more exercise, altho having to write a note to the person continually parking his bike over the top of mine was not awesome.

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

  • I cut my fringe in again.

Fringes

  • We made macarons for the first time as one of our Sunday dates. It was easier than I thought! Altho we didn’t have the right piping bag nozzle so they were a bit lumpy, but thankfully they were at least tasty.

Macaron Baking

What have you guys been up to? Fill me in.

Life List: New Items

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The Life List is still going strong. Every now and again I think of new things to add to it; here’s what I’ve added since I last updated it:

Food 
* Learn how to shuck an oyster
* Make my own mayonnaise
* Eat at one of the Man vs Food restaurants
* Make a cookbook of our favourite meals
* Eat a pain au chocolat in Paris

Fun
* Go to a roller derby
Swim in a rooftop pool blog post on this coming soon.
* Watch Dita Von Teese perform
* Go to a drive in movie

Learning 
* Learn Welsh
* Take a sign language class
* Learn how to play one song on the ukulele

Life
* Read a Man Booker prize winner
* No swearing for a day
* Shoot a real gun
* Spend the night on a houseboat
* Develop film in a darkroom
* Sponsor a child in a third world country

Purchases
* Buy a slow cooker
* Buy a video camera
* Get my eyes lasered
* Buy a set of chefs knives

Silly
Go on the dodgems
Play Laser Quest
Pet a tiny owl [inspiration]
Go to Paris for lunch

Travel
Take a holiday that involves a hammock
See the Golden Gate bridge
Stay in one of the ACE hotels
Sleep in a treehouse
Go to the Sapporo snow festival in Japan

Grace in Small Things

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  • Cool showers after a work out
  • The first strawberries of the year
  • Other people’s pregnancy announcements
  • Yellow ukuleles
  • Little round pandas