Falling Forward: A Girl & Her Lists

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.

Friday Thanks

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Dear Falling Foward,

Thank you for waiting around for me to feel like writing again. I’m almost there, I promise.

Love Sarah

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

Grace In Small Things

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  • Finally finishing a project you started a long time ago
  • Picnic sets
  • The first glimpses of spring
  • Coral coloured clothes
  • Pink sea salt

Asia

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Q and I recently spent three weeks in Asia. These are some of my favourite snaps from the trip:

Shoes

Bitten to death by bugs in Bali.

Hot Dog Boat

Hot dog boat! My Singapore snack of choice.

Pink Lemonade flavour.

A pink lemonade lollipop in Singapore from Frostbite.

Merlion

Merlion! These guys are cool.

Singapore Skyline

Singapore skyline.

Down Town

Macau

Downtown Macau.

Lines

Some lines, for Mike.

Banana Split

A banana split in Bali.

Bali was overwhelmingly hot with a distinct lack of air conditioning, Hong Kong was busy, Macau was full of amazing food, Kuala Lumpar mostly just smelled like a toilet the entire time (sorry KL) and Singapore had Merlions and English signage which was deeply appreciated. Also, the coolest airport in the world.

I also got to tick a few items off my Life List – more on that in another post.

Grace In Small Things

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  • Clementines that peel easily
  • Putting on a pair of brand new socks
  • Home made butterscotch sauce
  • The satisfaction of beating a high score
  • Neat handwriting