**I'm doing Sarah and Elise's 2013 challenge, which has loads of suggestions on how to make 2013 just that little bit more fun :) Click on their names for the full list and to check their progress!! Follow my progress here **
21. Rearrange some furniture
Two ways in which I most definitely do not take after my mother, is (a) that she is a hoarder whereas I hate clutter, and (b) that she will rearrange furniture on a daily basis if she could, whereas I can barely bring myself to pull out a dining chair so that I can sit on it. So I did not expect to achieve this goal, also due to the fact that I live in a rather poky rented house which doesn't have a lot of scope for furniture rearranging (my mother would hate living here).
But, having acquired an awesome vintage chair and a weird metal desk thing that my boyfriend wanted we did actually have to do some shifting about so we could fit them in, So my laptop and desk are now squashed in a corner and I have an easy chair at my back, plus the settee now has a folded down table behind it with a CD player on top. On the plus side, my knitting corner now has a nice comfy old chair that looks like it came from a 1980s school staffroom, and a metal desk thing with wheels. I would take photos but no matter how I try and angle it, it just makes the place look untidy. It needs to be seen in real life to be appreciated, I think
13. Try a new ice cream flavour
I'm not allowed to eat ice cream at the moment, but I have been eating vegan ice cream which consists of coconut milk, cashews, agave and cacao powder. And is surprisingly tasty, albeit hideously expensive.
15. List the top five places you want to visit in the world. Start saving for one of them.
I've set up a combined saving account for Japan and the US, and a separate saving account for Germany and Poland. The fifth place is Ireland, which will come some time in between the rest of them.
We've shelved the idea of going abroad in September as my boyfriend starts a new job next week, so instead we had a weekend away in Kingussie, which involved archery, a long walk up a hill to Ruthven Barrocks (which I had driven past countless times on the A9 and really wanted to visit) and inadvertently getting caught up in Thunder in The Glen.
Again, I didn't think I'd complete this goal due to the rented accommodation thing, so I cheated a bit. We can't hang pictures without permission and I can't be bothered getting permission so instead we set them out where we can. New additions include our canvases from our graffiti class in London, and a vintage map of Scotland - I finally found a frame that fitted it in a charity shop, so now I just need to find a similar sized one for my matching map of Japan & China :)