Tag Archives: Inspiration

11 of 40 – Kitting Up

I don’t drool over shoes and handbags.  I don’t have a passion for the latest gadgets.  I don’t search for the latest ‘must-have’ fashion accessories. But drop me in a craft shop – any type of craft shop – and … Continue reading

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Getting naked changed my life. Sort of.

I started this idea of doing 40 New Things with no end goal in mind.  I had no final vision or Future Me that I was aiming for.  I just thought it would be a Good Thing to try stuff out … Continue reading

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10 of 40 – keeping it under wraps. Or not.

Sleepless nights. Heart racing. Dilemma. Anxiety. Hmm, wasn’t this supposed to be fun? And it is all my choice, too, so there is nothing that I have to do. So why was I putting myself through this? I don’t know. … Continue reading

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9 of 40 – Spa Day with Mother-in-law

Lots of new things in here, but also lots of things that weren’t new.  I wasn’t sure whether or not to count it, as it wasn’t designed to be one of my ‘New Things’ – especially when I realised it … Continue reading

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8 of 40 – Give Blood

Blood donating is, most people agree, A Good Thing. It can save lives. It is desperately needed, and we never know when it could be needed by us. And, according to the Blood Donation website, only 4% of people do … Continue reading

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Sweaty palms, but saving a life anyway

OK, I have looked up the dates of the nearest blood donor drives and it looks like Thursday is going to be the day. This is a very VERY big deal for me. When I was pregnant, I had to … Continue reading

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Call to Action, aka “Stop thinking and start doing”

I have already said that it is the middle of February and I am behind in my lists of 40. Part of my problem is, I think, that I think. That is, I think about something, work out what it … Continue reading

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Be inspired to break out of your rut!

This is a list of suggestions from all sorts of places. I have kept all the ideas, even if they wouldn’t be new to me, in case they trigger another idea – or in case someone else wants some inspiration. … Continue reading

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What should be on the list?

One of the lists I started was ’40 new things.’ I wanted to break out of the rut I have been in for so long. I work at my husband’s (small) business and there is always a lot going on … Continue reading

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How my ‘Lists of 40’ all started

I’m 40 this year. I didn’t think much of it, although my husband asked me what I wanted to do for it. Last year I had a party, complete with pass the parcel and party bags. I’d thought about waiting … Continue reading

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