Archive for December, 2009

I used to work with Michael and one of his main duties (apart from crawling on my desk miaowing!) was being the office DJ and playing us music to keep us entertained all day. One of his classics was Lemar’s ‘If There’s Any Justice’ which was played roughly every third song (or so it felt like at times!). His suggestion that I join the Lemar fan club is obviously an example of his huge admiration for Lemar and his repertoire.


As I’m planning to scrap an existing bad habit I decided I should probably replace it with another (I wouldn’t want to annoy people by being even more perfect than I already am). I didn’t want to come up with anything too drastic so I’ve decided to play the lottery every week and have set up an automatic ticket for the rest of the year.

I love making things; I like to pretend I’m on Blue Peter or that I’m Nigella (in the past I may or may have not have done my own running commentary when cooking…) but I’m not very good at actually getting round to it so this was a great list thing from Rachel. After spending two days baking I can confirm that I’ve made almost every present and sort of spent nothing.

On a really quite chilly day earlier this week, my friend Carolyn and I headed up to London (with a small detour via Oxford Street’s giant TopShop!) to see Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake at Sadler’s Wells. After a lovely lunch at a super cute pub around the corner we headed inside for a […]

I can’t believe it has been three months since I turned 25 and started this silly challenge. I’m actually quite impressed for keeping up with this whole thing, as I’ve written elsewhere I’m not really known for my sticking power when it comes to by big daft ideas so ten bonus points to me.

Yet another not-entirely-ethical list thing suggested by a friend, some of whom seem to be trying to get me fired! I work with lots of students so finding a student for this challenge wasn’t going to be too hard but have you ever heard of a student that drinks?! This was going to be a tough one : )

It’s been another exciting week at List Towers this week (List Towers being a fancy way of saying ‘my sofa’) with my list idea travelling halfway across the world to New Zealand. Paul Gardner has decided to start his own version of my silly challenge, creating a ‘bucket list’ of things he’d like to do (though has quite sensibly not put a deadline on it). In his introductory post he cites my blog as part of his inspiration which is very cool. I’m wondering if this sort of thing could be my ‘teach someone something’ thing so might put together a guide to making your own list. What do you reckon?