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About Not quite 40

Mother of 1, wife for 15 years, coming up to 40 and wanting to do something different. Not sure what, then realised it didn't actually matter. As long as I do *something* new, it's going to be Good!

27 of 40 – Fabulous Me

Yes, I have got the numbering right.  There were a few covered in the previous post at the festival… This is an unusual New Thing, in the fact that not only was it not planned in advance, it wasn’t recognised … Continue reading

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23 of 40 – The Wristband Salute, aka my first festival

  I saw the festival mentioned online, I looked it up, and I was smitten!  So, with husband’s agreement, I got us some tickets…and booked us into a local Travelodge!  Maybe not the traditional festival accommodation but we are old … Continue reading

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22 of 40 – Make like a seal…

The only experience I had of swimming under water was a very brief encounter with a snorkel, involving me promptly going too deep, trying to breathe water and coming up spluttering before walking promptly back to the beach. So when … Continue reading

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21 of 40 – How low can you go?

If you don’t try anything, then you can’t fail. More than that, if you are not seen to try, you can’t be mocked for making the attempt. You can’t be laughed at for looking a fool, or even for trying … Continue reading

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20 of 40 – Having a Brazilian

No, not one of *those.* (Although that would indeed be a New Thing, although not one that is likely to happen, and definitely not a photo post!) THIS Brazilian all came about because of a conversation I had with Tetraplegic … Continue reading

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19 of 40 – Cheesy goodness

“OK, anyone got any ideas for New Things to try?” “Make cheese.” “Make cheese?!” “Yup, it’s easy.” “Uh, I don’t think so.  I mean, I’ve SEEN dairies and all the complicated equipment they have in them.” Anyway, a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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18 of 40 – How (not) to make pop cakes

Step 1 – Drool over pop cakes, read forums on top tips on making them, look at cute pictures of artistic designs. Step 2 – Convince yourself you already have enough tins, tubs and baking equipment and not to start … Continue reading

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