Falling Forward: A Girl & Her Lists

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

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.