Monday, 21 June 2010

080. Go to three capitals (3/3)

This is now crossed off of the list as I have spent time in Beijing, China!

Friday, 28 May 2010

030. Buy myself a pair of pants that aren't jeans

I completed this task last year, but just wanted to share that I, in the last week, have bought a pair of striped "dress pants" and a pair of black linen pants.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

051. Go for a long walk in the rain

Last week I walked to work two mornings in a row. The rain was pouring down the second morning. I decided to take an extra turn in the park and ended up walking for 40 minutes (as opposed to 25-30 if I take the normal route).

I was dressed in my rain gear and ended up enjoying the sound of water landing on the hood.

I also realized that I need to water-proof my shoes again; my socks were drenched...

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

080. Go to three capitals (2/3)

It looks like I'll finish this one of in June. If everything goes as plans, my ticket to a capital is booked today. By an assistant at work.

And the capital is in Asia!

094. Drink a glass of wine

I did it!

A couple of weeks ago, boyfriend and I spent a night at a spa hotel. I was in charge of reservations and I upgraded us a bit... We had a spa suite with a separate room for a tub for two, view of the ocean and a great light- and sound attire that let us hear bird song from the speakers. We were also met by strawberries and a bottle of sparkling white wine. And I had a full glass of it!

Friday, 19 March 2010

Eat at fifteen restaurants/cafés that are new to me (15/15)

I've completed and passed this one without making any progress report...

Since last posting about this task I've had two different lunches with colleagues in restaurants I haven't been to before. I had turkey in the first one and pea soup with swedish pancakes for dessert in the second one.

So, this task is officially completed!

Monday, 1 March 2010

078. Attend an evening class of some sort

The class has started! I've handed in the first assignment and Friday is the deadline for the second one. I feel challenged in this class and I thoroughly enjoy it!

I declare this task finished even if the class hasn't ended yet as I specified the task to be "attend an evening class" and not "complete an evening class"...

Monday, 18 January 2010

078. Attend an evening class of some sort

I applied to three different writing classes for this semester and got accepted to them all. I chose to attend one of them and it's technically not an "evening class" in the way I meant when deciding on this task, but...

It's an online class that I will have to take care of in the evenings. It's also more advanced and will give me university credits as opposed to the evening classes I had in mind. So, I'm counting this one.

"Lectures" will start next week! I have my books already.

036. Try out five new muffin recipes (5/5)

So the weekend before last I made muffins again. I haven't done any in a long time but suddenly felt an urge for muffins with chocolate in them.

I dug out an old recipe book from a book shelf and used the "basic recipe" and added pieces of two kinds of chocolate; one 70% with salt in it and one 85%. The muffins turned out delicious, even though all the chocolate ended up at the bottom...

Sunday, 3 January 2010

061. Make 20 Christmas cards myself (30/20)

I made ten more Christmas cards myself for this past Christmas. So. altogether, I've 30 Christmas cards for two Christmases...

Thinking about sewing my cards for this year's Christmas...

Monday, 14 December 2009

031. No white bread for a week

I failed this task last year, but it worked better for me this past week. Actually, this past week and a half.

038. Eat at fifteen restaurants/cafés that are new to me (14/15)

Thursday evening alst week, a group of colleagues went out to celebrate a birthday. We went to a restaurant I didn't even know existed. I had problems finding parking and ended up coming late. My pasta with clams was worth the parking hassle though...

On Friday I was taken out for a work lunch. Our usual lunch restaurant (the few times we go out for lunch) only served Christmas buffet on Friday and we didn't feel like having that. So, we got in the car and drove for another three minutes to get to a restaurant I had had recommended to me. I got salmon with potatoes and it was excellent.

Now, I only have one more new restaurant or café to visit before this task is done!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

056. Knit five things for others (5/5)

This task has, to be honest, been done for 11 months by now. I just wanted to hold off woth the official closing of it until I had pictures of the fifth item I knit for someone else. I still don't have pictures of the sweater I knit for my father; a Cobblestone.

In the last month I have also finished two pairs of fingerless mittens for others; one pair for my boyfriend and one for a colleague.

So, I'm officially declaring this task finished even though I can't prove it with pictures...

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

038. Eat at fifteen restaurants/cafés that are new to me (12/15)

A couple of weeks ago I tried out a café I've been passing on foot and by bike for a couple of years. I've been curious to go in and have a look, but somehow, before this visit, I've always managed to come after opening hours.

Anyways, they have great sandwiches (for example one with gorgonzola cheese and tomato jam) and I've actually been there three times now in the last month and a half.

Last week, I saw my mum for a fika and we ended up trying another café I've only biked by. It was very cozy and we sat in a great sofa for ages not wanting to leave. I had a sandwich with feta cheese and my mum chose a soup. I'll return!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

027. Increase my CD collection with ten store bought CDs (10/10)

I decided on a whim yesterday to finish this task!

Boyfriend and I walked past a shopping centre and had a bit of time to pass until we met up with a friend of ours. I walked over to the record store and got myself two CDs.

East Side Stories by Peter Jöback and
Samling by Bo Kaspers Orkester