15 in 2015

1. Visit fifty new places

  1. BB Bakery
  2. Tate Modern
  3. National Gallery, London
  4. National Portrait Gallery, London
  5. The Roundtable
  6. Novello Theatre
  7. The Roadhouse
  8. Village East, London
  9. Paesan, London
  10. The Delaunay
  11. Anjoy Kitchen
  12. Wildwood, London
  13. The Chalet, Selfridges
  14. Science Museum, London
  15. Shaftesbury Theatre
  16. Gourmet Burger Kitchen
  17. Honest Burger
  18. Rooftop Cinema, Golden Bee
  19. Ibérica
  20. Bologna
  21. Brasserie Blanc, Covent Garden
  22. The Vatican City
  23. Rome
  24. Balthazar, London
  25. Jamie’s Italian, London
  26. Borough Market, London
  27. Comedy Carnival, Bar Rumba
  28. Madison, London
  29. Scoff and Banter
  30. Duck and Waffle
  31. Airth Castle spa
  32. Madame Tussauds, London
  33. Ice Bar, London
  34. Fifty9, Mayfair
  35. Vinopolis
  36. Village Underground
  37. London Film Museum
  38. Street Feast – Model Market, Lewisham
  39. Cambridge
  40. Kettner’s, London
  41. Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens
  42. Crown and Shuttle, Shoreditch
  43. The Diner, Shoreditch
  44. Joe’s Southern Kitchen
  45. Tuttons, Covent Garden
  46. London Palladium
  47. Phoenix Theatre
  48. Frankfurt
  49. Sarastro, Drury Lane
  50. There are so many places I want to write here! The Villandry, Joe Allen’s, Corrigan’s, Phoenix Artist Club, Winter Wonderland, Sky Garden, to name a few.

2. Go on holiday

Roma!

The Janiculum

Vatican City

Rome

3. Learn some Italian and German

August: signed up to Italian course

December: completed beginner’s Italian!

4. Read two books a month

  • January: The Restoration of Otto Laird by Nigel Packer; The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
  • February: The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Aged 81 by J. B. Morrison; Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan; Wake by Anna Hope
  • March: The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom; Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins; The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin
  • April: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins; The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  • May: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • June: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach, The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett, The Last Summer of Us by Maggie Harcourt
  • July: Echo Boy by Matt Haig, If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go by Judy Chicurel, The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  • August: The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, Paper Towns by John Green, The Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
  • September: Royal Assassin and Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb
  • October: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness, Looking for Alaska by John Green, Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • November: The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
  • December: A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson, A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig, The Confectioner’s Tale by Laura Madeleine

5. Go to a dance class

Zumba!

6. Learn how to make a cocktail

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7. Keep a ‘happiness jar’

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8. Submit a poem to a competition or magazine

9. Volunteer

May: Joined the entertainment committee at work, where we will be organising social events and charity fundraisers.

October: We have raised over £1400 so far for charity!

10. Spend less time on the computer

11. Save money every month 11. Treat myself once a month 11. Find one great free thing to do in London each month.

January: Les Misérables

February: Memphis

March: my trip to Rome (in April)

April: a rather gorgeous handbag

May: Women on the Verge, Harry Potter Studio Tour

June: a trip home

July: making the most of being a blogger 1 and 2

August: Kensington Gardens

September: … I’ve been to most of the free things by now.

October: Stylist Live – not usually free, but my friend won tickets!

November: window-shopping in Covent Garden?

December: again, I won afternoon tea, does that count? Or a Christmas tree trail!

12. Eat a greater variety of food

  • Quorn lasagne
  • Orechiette with njuda, pancetta and cavola negro
  • Vietnamense: BBQ pulled pork noodle box
  • Cajun cream chicken penne
  • Milhojas de escalivada and chicken chilindrón
  • Spinach salads
  • Pigs’ ears
  • A burrito (without the beans…)

13. Gain 500 blog followers

March: now 400!

October: 491 – getting there!

December: 507. Thank you!

14. Respond to the WordPress Daily Prompt or Challenges twice a month

January: I’ll catch up later in the year!

February: You make me feel so young and To my sparkly friend

March: Weekend Coffee Share: Dancing and Daydreaming, Circle of Five: I wanna be like you-hoo-hoo and Other Ways to Fall in Love

April: Crazy for Carbonara and The Happy Wanderer

May: Mix Tape

June: A Pre-Apocalyptic World

July: Oh, the possibilities!, To My Parents, Half and Half and Always Something There to Remind Me

August: To my fourteen-year-old self, To my future self

September: What makes your house a home?, Top ten books on my TBR list this autumn

October: What does your blog say about you?, Top ten wishes for the book genie

November: I believe I changed my mind, Home Comforts

December: Top Ten Books I Read in 2015Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under the Tree

15. Comment on other blogs at least once a week

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