The one where I gush about a blogger and ask you for feedback

I have a new blog-crush. I love it when I come across a blog – and this doesn’t happen often – which has me hooked straight away. A couple of days ago a friend posted a link on Facebook to Yes and Yes. Guys, I am hooked on this blog and have a bit of a blogger-crush on Sarah Von, the lady who runs it. She’s a traveller who loves cheese and costumes, and who sells Karma cards, which are inspirational cards which you leave in random places for the Universe to show to people who need a little hope and faith.

I do hope she heads on over to Malta one day. It’s a pretty groovy place for somebody with the travel bug, especially if they happen to be somewhere around Europe. Neolithic temples, a beautiful capital city, hot summers, sandy beaches, village festas throughout the summer months, a party scene that’s probably better than Ibiza’s…

Anyway. The point of this post is that she had this awesome idea to set herself a list of 31 things to do before her 31st birthday and blog about them all. With her permission, I’m setting myself a similar task. I’m going to make a list of 25 things to do by October 2011 (in no particular order). And they’re going to be things I’ve never done before. And then I’m going to blog about them. With photos :)

Here’s where I need your help. I have a list of 20 things to do. It’s up to you guys to decide the final five. Go crazy. Make me dress up like Queen Victoria and convince people I’m a time traveller; have me speak in alliterative phrases for the whole day. You have a week to post your ideas here as comments. Next Wednesday, I’ll choose my favourite five and add them to the list. So you have to comment. And tell all your friends to comment. Do it!

Here’s my 20:

1. Be a tourist in Malta. Speak only English. Visit typical touristy places I’ve never been to before
2. Send out boxes of fun stuff to five people who live abroad
3. Join a spinning class
4. Retry five foods I’ve always disliked
5. Host a formal dinner for friends
6. Find a cheap piece of furniture, revamp it and use it in the flat
7. Go on a photo hike
8. Go vegan for a week
9. Have a Star Wars marathon
10. Go to a village festa
11. Make the main bathroom beautiful on a budget
12. Bake my own bread
13. Take an item of clothing I barely wear and customise it (and wear it to go out)
14. Open an etsy shop
15. Spend a day giving compliments to people; no criticism allowed
16. Learn a magic trick
17. Participate in Operation Beautiful
18. Karaoke with friends; choose a song I don’t know
19. Go to the opera (ok I’ve done this before but I want to do it again)
20. Go out and pretend I’m on my Hen Night

Go on – what do you want to see me try, take pictures of and blog about?


15 Comments on The one where I gush about a blogger and ask you for feedback

  1. Dave G.
    July 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm (4 years ago)

    Climb a mountain. It doesn’t have to be enormous, but pick a country you like, find it’s highest peak and conquer it. I could wait until I come back from Kilimanjaro to tell you it’s the most challenging thing you’ll probably ever do and that the feeling of accomplishment at the summit is unparalleled, but I can tell you from now that it would be. I may even be tempted to join you! xx

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    • admin
      July 22, 2010 at 9:46 pm (4 years ago)

      I’d love to climb a mountain someday. It probably won’t happen this year though, as I’ve got lots of places I want to visit and not enough money hehe. But when I do decide to do it, I’ll give you a call =)

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  2. Kris Green
    July 23, 2010 at 12:38 am (4 years ago)

    Learn a martial art. It doesn’t have to be something intense or offensive, Tai Chi is a martial art too. Most clubs and classes have two or three free lessons which they give to see if it’s your thing.

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  3. Rachel
    July 23, 2010 at 2:41 am (4 years ago)

    Adopt a kitten. Love and give him/her your heart. Make a friend for life.

    Be a time traveller, for reals. Get up very early and go to Valletta. Watch the city awaken, clad in period costume of your choice.

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  4. El
    July 23, 2010 at 8:38 am (4 years ago)

    scuba dive!!! =D

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  5. Gel
    July 23, 2010 at 9:24 am (4 years ago)

    choose a different letter of the alphabet each day for 10 days and only eat food starting with that letter for that day. so if you choose A for today then you can only eat apples, avocado, anchovy, Aero, amberjack… anything starting with A

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  6. Gel
    July 23, 2010 at 9:25 am (4 years ago)

    spend a day quoting tracts of poetry to whoever you meet…

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  7. Gel
    July 23, 2010 at 9:25 am (4 years ago)

    sign up to a personal training program for a minimum of 8 weeks

    Reply
  8. Janna
    July 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Learn a new language <3 Portuguese, Afrikaans, anything! I've applied for a part-time diploma in Chinese at UoM for when I'm back. Join me!! xxxxxx

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  9. Erika
    July 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Adopt an animal from a shelter? I think it would be the most rewarding objective of all :)

    Additionally perhaps volunteering at a shelter for a weekend if you’ve never done it?

    perhaps hiking and pitching a tent and sleeping in a camp for the night?

    just a few thoughts :)

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  10. Miriam
    July 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve done 6 and it was great and I think you’d have fun doing it!

    My other choices are 10, 13, 14, 15

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  11. Mrs. Maltagirl
    July 24, 2010 at 6:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Choose and study a subject that you know very little about.

    Take a set of photos with a theme, e.g. the colours of the rainbow, or the letters of the alphabet.

    Knit a scarf.

    Shoot a video and upload it to youtube.

    BookCross some of your favourite books :-) http://www.bookcrossing.com/

    Volunteer for one day with a local charity.

    Learn how to cook a traditional maltese dish or dessert.

    Travel from one end of Malta to the other.

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  12. Alan Paris
    July 26, 2010 at 12:26 pm (4 years ago)

    Travel around Malta by bus for a day!

    or… spend a week or couple of days being absolutely green… eat organic foods only, only use electricity if you have to (read a book instead of watching a movie), if you can avoid driving all together (walk or use a bike), don’t buy anything that involves plastic or metal, etc. etc.

    or… spend a day volunteering for a charitable cause…. animals, physically challenged… whatever.

    I’ve done 1,5,7 & 18…. all worth it. I tried 6…. but lost all patience!

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  13. katie
    July 27, 2010 at 7:02 pm (4 years ago)

    Randomly pick a different country each day for a week and cook only dishes traditional to that area.

    Live a day as a Victorian, no modern inventions like hairdryers, food blenders, vacuums or readymade food – make your own butter or jam. Find old home made beauty solutions.

    Recycle rubbish to make beautiful things like jewellry or bags.

    Give away one thing you love every day for a week to charity

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