52 Things

Today (7th June, 2013) is the day I turn 22, so I thought this would be a good time to come up with one of those lists that I’m seeing everywhere, the ’25 before 25′ and ’30 before 30′.

There are so many things I want to do, but I just keep pushing them to the back of my mind… so I’m giving myself three years to get through this little list of mine. I think maybe there should be a forfeit for everything I don’t manage to do, but I’m not sure what yet… any ideas?

So without further ado, here are my ’52 before 25′ :


52 things


Buy a house – Done! I now have my own lovely little home. I may share a few pics when we’re finished unpacking!

Design a colouring book

Run an online workshop

Make perfect macarons

Travel somewhere outside of Europe

Adopt a dog (or maybe a cat) – I have adopted a little black and white cat named Ziva, she’s a little bit camera shy but I will upload some photos when she gets a bit more comfortable!

Try 10 different kinds of tea

Dye my hair a radical colour – I dyed my hair pillar box red as part of my Poison Ivy Halloween costume 🙂

Read 5 Dickens novels

Learn how to use a sewing machine

Host a dinner party

Make a patchwork quilt

Write a book

Customise/upcycle 15 pieces of unloved clothing

See some Shakespeare onstage

Complete an embroidery

Go to a festival

Have a handmade Christmas

Try fondue

Design a deck of tarot cards

Take a life drawing class

Learn the mambo

Do a charity run

Go to a blogger meet-up

Read every book I own

Try 10 new cocktails

Pimp my horrible bedroom furniture

Test out all the workout DVD’s I’ve been hoarding

Spend a day at the spa


Visit 5 new British cities

Set up an Etsy store

Go camping

Learn to drive

Cook (and blog about) two recipes from every cook book I own

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Get promoted

Eat at 10 new restaurants (not including takeaways)

Do some sort of collaborative blogging project

Work on feeling (and looking) healthier (if this leads to dropping a dress size I won’t complain) – I have joined Slimming World and lost almost a stone in the past 5 weeks, yay me!

Watch 52 documentaries

Complete a month-long ‘sketch a day’ challenge

I’ll keep updating this page over the next three years, so don’t forget to come back and check how things are going…

D x

5 thoughts on “52 Things

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  2. I love this idea I’ve always been a bit scared of thinking too far ahead but this seems like a gentler way of planning the future. Also I’m registering at the OU soon so love your blog.

    • I’m quite bad at planning ahead too… I’m too fickle! I get really excited about the idea of something and then get bored and find something else. That’s kind of the point of this list – if it’s published somewhere public I might be more inclined to follow through!

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