Falling Forward: A Girl & Her Lists

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

Friday Thanks

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Dear Ukulele,

Thanks for being a skill I have to master in the real world, instead of something inside my head like Photoshop or CSS. Even tho I am terrible at you, I feel like I’m learning and gaining in patience at the same time. Some things are worth the wait, thanks for reminding me of that.

Love Sarah

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

Life List Update: Try Rock Climbing

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Q and I had a voucher for a rock climbing trial so we went along one evening early this year to see what it was all about. Honestly? I wasn’t a fan. Q enjoyed it but the sensation of being so close to a wall, gripping on by my finger tips wasn’t one that I relished.

Still, at least I tried it, right?

rock climbing

Want to know more about the Life List? You can view it in full here.

What I’ve Been Up To Lately – In Photos

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I’ve been absent from here for quite some time. Mostly wedding, job and life stress has made me less inclined to post – rather than try and catch up on six months of updates I’m going to catch up from now and try and update as I go. 

We went to London a little over a month ago to eat burgers and catch up with some friends pre-wedding. It’s been a while since I went to London to see someone other than the best friend (our visits normally revolve around pubs and chinese food) so I wanted to take advantage of it and get my grubby paws on a doughnut and a burger. We spotted:

Tiny Singers in the Sea

Singer In The Sea

We popped over to the Tate Modern whilst we were in London and spotted this guy doing an impromptu performance (complete with a mike stand and an electric guitar) whilst standing in the Thames. Like you do.

Doughnuts at St Johns

Doughnuts

Doughnut Eating

Leni

The Boy & Lady Velo

We met up with Ian, Jools, Leni and Owen for doughnuts at St Johns Bakery and Coffee at Monmouth Street before heading to Meat Liquor and meeting up with Aaron to consume some delicious burgers and deep fried pickles.

Alexandra Palace

We also met up with Amy, Anna and Andrew (triple A!) for a wander around Alexandra Palace.

Deer

There are deer there. Who knew?

All of these were shot on the Minolta 35mm. Dreamy little camera. There are more on my Flickr stream if anyone remotely cares.

It’s nice to be able to introduce people to each other before the wedding – it’s only 15 weeks away now but it still feels like a complete dream at this point. It’ll feel real eventually, right?

Friday Thanks

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Dear September,

Thanks for being close enough now that I’m scared I won’t get everything done in time. I always work better with a little fear and motivation behind me.

Love Sarah

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