Monday 1 October 2018

18 in 18 - September Update

And... it's 1st October today so here is my 18 in 18 September update.

1.   Bake once per month (bread/cake/biscuits) I baked a cheesecake!  Ok so not much baking involved and the recipe was really simple but it was delicious. (You can check it out here.)
2.   Plant new flower bed and child proof garden  NOT YET
3.   Sort out magazines. More reading to be done!
4.   Plan a lunch date/date night with Nick once a month (theatre/cinema/meal)  FAIL
5.   Eat at 4 new-to-me restaurants  PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED
6.   Complete the A – Z  blogging challenge  PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED
7.   Plan a family weekend away for next year NOT YET
8.   Walk at least 3 times per week  FAIL - but I did have the excuse of an injured knee.
9.   Visit my brother  NOT YET
10.               Visit my cousin  NOT YET
11.               Visit the beach  PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED
12.               Complete my reading challenge (52 books for the year)  Way ahead - I only need to read 1 more!
In September I read:
Dead Line - Stella Rimington
Insidious Intent - Val McDermid
Camino Island - John Grisham
Our House - Louise Candlish
Plus the first 6 in a series of books by Cathy Woodman all based around vets and doctors in a Devon village. 

Details and Reviews can be found on my Goodreads site.
13.               Keep my bullet journal updated  Total fail.
14.               Blog at least once per week (plus regular memes) much better - I managed 22 blogs in September.  Many of those were memes or book reviews but there were a few other posts in there too.
15.               Take more photos  FAIL
16.               Update my wardrobe . Previously completed
17.               Do more crafting – update on blog Some progress made on babies blankets but nothing new to report.
     18.               Try out a new recipe each week Well I didn't manage one every week but in one week I tried out 3 so getting back into the swing of planning ahead and being more adventurous.

A bit of a mixed report again.  Some ups some downs.  It's been a tricky month with my knee injury.  Obviously I got a lot of reading done and more blogging but it wasn't a very productive month in other ways.

I think my report card would still say "Could do better" 


  1. Don't be so hard on yourself! If you perhaps didn't put a time limit on things you might realise how much you do achieve.

    1. The final comment was definitely a bit tongue in cheek lol. I like having the targets to work towards but I'm not going to worry if I don't meet them.

  2. There is never a total fail. Just other things to do. I want to do in 2019. I can't even believe I am typing that number! Yikes!!

  3. No worries, Wendy. Just making a list would be an improvement in my life! You did well, especially with your injury and other things that took your time away from your to-do list.

  4. I find that I go in spurts regarding my bucket list categories. I do a bunch of one thing and ignore another and then visa versa. Seems like you made good progress forward especially since your knee was in healing mode.
    I'd give you, "Good Job!"


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