16 for 2016: May

These are the targets I have set myself for 2016, inspired by Cathy.

16 WALKS (of more than an hour)

6 done, ten to go.

Three this month – that feels better.

  1. In Seaton, Devon I walked from the caravan site where I was staying with a friend, taking in the hide in the Nature Reserve and then into town and up the hill to the Labyrinth,

walking the labyrinth to the centre and out again and then walking the geological time line…..back around the Nature Reserve taking in the lake and back to the caravan for a cuppa, a crochet and a relaxing half hour of jigsaw.

The view from the caravan picture window – what a view!

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2. Tyneham

A walk with my daughter and 5 of my grandchildren in one of our favourite places

3. Golden Cap

Gosh, looking again at the photos of these walks I feel so blessed to be living in such a beautiful county.

15 HANDMADE GREETINGS CARDS

9 done, 6 to go

I went to a friend’s Maypole Dancing Birthday Party – Fun!

Card for Sophie made on Festisite

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14 NEW ITEMS IN MY ETSY SHOP

3 done, 11 to go

No progress made on this one in May

13 SWIMS

8 done, 5 to go.

Only 1 in May

12 GARDEN POSTS

5 done, 7 to go.

I’m keeping up with the EOMV posts. I’m enjoying recording how one border develops through the seasons.

11 HAND MADE TOTE BAGS

Zero

BUT…. I am inspired by some African fabric I found on my recent visit to London.

10 TYPES OF HANDMADE BEADS

Zero

9 PIECES OF TEXTILE ART (started)

2 started, 7 to go

8 MORNINGS of SORTING and STORING

1 done, 7 to go.

I think this is going to be my toughest challenge, I watch myself doing anything to avoid it. Prevaricate, prevaricate, prevaricate! Help!

7 PAINTINGS (or other pieces of art)

Zero

6 BUS RIDES (using my bus pass)

2 done, 4 to go

1 in May: my sister and I hopped on the bus home from the Chelsea Flower Show. She was all for taking a taxi but I persuaded her to go on the bus so that I could notch up another ride for this challenge. We were so glad we did, there was a marvellous festival feel on the bus with many from the show travelling with us.

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So many of the shop windows and restaurants we passed had Chelsea themed displays which we could see from our elevated position on the bus. It rounded off a fabulous day perfectly – hurray for the 16 for 16 challenge! So many positive benefits.

5 NEW TYPES OF EXERCISE TRIED

4 done, 1 to go

So far I have tried Pilates, Belly Dancing, a Dance Class, a Zumba-like class.

4 NEW PATTERNS for my ETSY SHOP

Zero

3 MASSAGES

One

2 WAYS TO HELP REFUGEES

Zero

For now I am going to have to stick to crocheting ‘Squares for Blankets‘, but I am still on the look out for a suitable trip to make.

1 NOVEL READ

Zero

Still 2 false starts.

0 BEADS BOUGHT

Zero

Despite being very tempted by some African Beads in the Petticoat Lane area in London. If I was not doing this challenge, I would definitely have bought some – but I have a huge stash from my jewellery making days – I must NOT buy more!

Thank you Cathy for this inspiration. I have set aside today to move forward on some of these to get them out of ZERO status.

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14 responses to “16 for 2016: May

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  2. I was fascinated by the whole concept! I’m sure you will soon notch up the self-challenges that are 0 at the moment. But tell me – if you ‘try’ a new form of exercise, do you then have to keep it up?

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  3. Maybe I’ll give this a go if it comes around again! Looks like you are having fun with it all.
    ~~~Deb xo

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  4. Murtagh's Meadow

    Great progress, well done – I really must look at my list again!

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    • I am enjoying having the list, it does seem to help with motivation, much more than I thought it would. And with things I am not getting to do it is useful to reassess. After all what one comes up with in January can feel very different a few months on.
      I’m looking forward to hearing how you are getting on MM.

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  5. Wow, I’m impressed with your progress! Such gorgeous scenery (and lovely companions) for your walks…so sweet coming upon those tiny eggs.

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    • Thank you Jen, the eggs were those of a coot. I soon realised she had left her nest because I was there, so I withdrew and watched her return from a distance. They must have hatched by now. such a wonderful month is May!

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  6. Those are great views Sandra, keep walking!!

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  7. Congratulations on the progress you have made. Some super walks! I love the card you made. I am so glad you enjoyed your bus ride from Chelsea, sounds a bit like the extra fun we had travelling to Wembley. Can’t wait to see how you get on this month!

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