Each year I have a little list of things I’d like to do that year in my blog sidebar.

Although 2017-19 haven’t been the most prolific for my personal blog, this was this year’s list and…

~ Draigcon and/or Wizardry School – done, Bothwell School of Witchcraft in April and August

~ Steampunk events – done, at the Museum of Power

~ experiment with film cameras – not this year

~ walk more – yep

~ explore Colchester – yes, although not as I expected – mostly through networking and 121s and finding new places in town!

~ beach time – yes

~ kitty portraits – yes and Philly is painting them too

~ western riding – nope

~ spa days – don’t think I’ve been on an actual spa day this year, but did spend a day at Lifehouse for my first headshot day

~ kayaking – nope

~ learn to make bath bombs – nope

~ recreate Lush’s Angel’s Delight soap fragrance – haha I had forgotten I wanted to do this, hasn’t happened yet

~ slow reading club – nope but this year have mastered my balance of writing & reading, I think, and am reading without guilt

~ craft gatherings – not really, but made some friends through making which is just as lovely, and had a couple of gatherings at mine which made my heart happy (including 2020 planning!)

~ work in sterling silver – YES! Completed the BENCH Space beginners course and am booked onto the improvers in January – made two rings, the leaping hare necklace of my dreams and some earrings, and cannot wait to learn more.

~ build a catio – nope, but still on the list

~ handwritten letters – yes, and would like to write more this coming year

~ photobook of the house project – no, but very much still on my list along with photobooks for Poppy, Dad, and the kittens

~ print my own photos – for open studios and marketing yes, for my wall no

~ explore – I am unsure exactly what I meant by this but I have been all over the country for work and pleasure this year, so counting it as a yes!

At some stage I will be writing up my 2019 review and my decade review – the days speed past so fast that I can’t actually keep up!

Autumn musings