I started my 50 Before 50 list on my 48th birthday, you can see the list and read about it in my 50 Before 50 - Part One and 50 Before 50 - Part Two posts. After six months I wrote my 50 Before 50 - Update 1 post, after a year I wrote my 50 Before 50 - Update 2 post and as it's now exactly eighteen months since I started the list, it's time for another update.
I went away on holiday to Norfolk at the beginning of September last year and I managed to cross two things off the list then, the first was number 7, Take a boat ride. We hired a boat on the Norfolk Broads which you can read about in my Messing About On The Water post.
Last Sunday we took part in Bark In The Park which enabled me to cross off number 20 on the list, Take part in a charity walk. Combining a sponsored walk with exercising Archie seemed like a good idea, especially when walking in the lovely surroundings of Temple Newsam.
At the end of September we visited the lights in Blackpool. We took Daniel and Eleanor to see the lights many times when they were young but that's quite a few years ago now. Go to Blackpool to see the illuminations is number 25 on the list and you can read about it in my Blackpool Illuminations post.
I put Visit Scotland on the list at number 35 as I'd only ever had a couple of day trips across the border previously. We finally took a little trip at the end of January and I wrote all about it in my Weekending In Scotland post.
Treat myself to something I really want is number 42 on the list and I decided to buy myself a sewing machine. I'd been wanting to have a go at sewing on a machine for a long time and when an offer came up on a basic model I couldn't resist. A Gift To Me From Me tells you all about it. I must confess that I still haven't had a go on it yet though, I thought Eleanor might help me and give me some pointers when she was home at Christmas but things were so busy that we just didn't get round to it but it will definitely be coming out of its box soon.
Also crossed off the list in Norfolk was Adopt an animal for charity. This was number 43 on the list and you can read all about Gulliver, a beautiful horse I've adopted, in my Redwings post.
A new yarn show popped up this year. As it was being held in Nottingham it was too good a chance to miss, especially as I could pay Eleanor a visit at uni at the same time. You can read about Nottingham Yarn Expo 2017 in my post and also see what I bought.
As Eleanor is at university in Nottingham, I thought it would be fun to explore the city on our visits so Explore Nottingham made it on to the list at number 50. Shopping In Nottingham tells you about one of our visits.
So, as you can see, I've crossed off quite a few things in this quarter but there's still lots of things left to do on the list so I'll be having a big push in this final quarter. It'll be fun to find out just how many of the fifty things I've managed to do.
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