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16 for 2016: July

These are the targets I have set myself for 2016, inspired by Cathy. Pop over and see how she’s doing with her targets.

16 WALKS (of more than an hour)

8 done, 8 to go.

Four hour walk along the river and round Hengistbury  Head

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It wasn’t meant to be quite that long and the day was very hot, we underestimated the distance, but I managed to gather more material for my Beach Clean Art which all helps with the target of 7 paintings.

15 HANDMADE GREETINGS CARDS

11 done, 4 to go

None this month

14 NEW ITEMS IN MY ETSY SHOP

7 done, 7 to go

None this month

13 SWIMS

11 done, 2 to go.

2 more in July – one swim of 26 lengths!!! I was meeting a friend and she got stuck in traffic, so I just kept swimming. I was delighted but the legs were a bit shaky when I got out of the pool. I’m not a good swimmer and my initial target was to do 10 lengths each time so I was very proud of myself.

The next time I did 18 lengths as I had taken Miss E with me and she was so happy in the pool creating swim-gym routines, that again I just kept on swimming.

12 GARDEN POSTS

6 done, 6 to go.

One this month.

I am keeping up with the End of Month View, which is motivating, but a bit embarrassing as the progress is not what I’d like it to be. Hey Ho!

11 HAND MADE TOTE BAGS

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10 TYPES OF HANDMADE BEADS

6 done, 4 to go

None this month

9 PIECES OF TEXTILE ART (started)

3 started, 6 to go

None this month. This feels more like a wet weather project.

8 MORNINGS of SORTING and STORING

3 done, 5 to go.

None this month

7 PAINTINGS (or other pieces of art)

1 done, 6 to go

This is where I have made most progress this month. I have been creating masses of Beach Clean Art as photographs and I’m excitedly in the grip of this new creative obsession. It is taking me on the most marvellous journey. I’ve painted lots of background pieces but there is just one that I am happy with as a finished piece so far – what do you think?

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the rest are still works in progress.

6 BUS RIDES (using my bus pass)

2 done, 4 to go

None this month

5 NEW TYPES OF EXERCISE TRIED

4 done, 1 to go

No new ones this month. So far I have tried Pilates, Belly Dancing, a Dance Class, a Zumba-like class.

4 NEW PATTERNS for my ETSY SHOP

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I am disappointed not to have completed some patterns yet – there’s still time.

3 MASSAGES

1 done, 2 to go

None this month – again, it’s more of a cold weather thing for me.

2 WAYS TO HELP REFUGEES

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

1 NOVEL READ

Zero

Still 2 false starts.

I have just been recommended ‘The President’s Hat’, have you read it?

0 BEADS BOUGHT

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Thank you Cathy for this inspiration, it continues to be a great motivator.