I saw a lovely post on Elise's blog recently about her summer plans, sharing an idea that Rebecca wrote about. Let's call it a summer to-do list. But a fun one, not a naggy, horrible, "hoover under the bed and read the collected works of Charles Dickens for self-improvement" one. So here's what I want to do this summer:
- Go to the Edinburgh Festival
- Make a complicated cake - possibly Dobos Torte. See here for a mega review of someone else trying it!
- Complete Project Bunny
- Have a smashing time at the Olympics
- Take my lovely new tent camping again
- Go to the football - either a pre-season Liverpool game or keep it local and go and watch Marine
- Try a Zumba class
- Have a picnic with Shell and Baby Jack because I just don't see the two of them enough
- Go on a Ferry 'cross the Mersey! Would you believe I've never been on it?
- Do or buy something a bit frivolous and not feel guilty about it
- Chill out. I am becoming increasingly incapable of not checking my phone for texts/emails/tweets/Instagram updates/blog comments every 5 minutes. I know it's a terrible habit. I'll have to lock it in a box or something
- Write 15,000 more words of The Second Novel
- Finally, if I can fit it in (cos my weekends are quite packed!), go to the zoo. I've never been to the zoo.
And as it's a well-known fact that you should always start off a to-do list with something you've already done, just for the sheer satisfaction of having something crossed off, here are TWO things that I wanted to do this summer that I've already done! Yesterday, to be precise.
Watch some outdoor theatre Book an autumn break with the girls from work
We're staying here in October and having 5 days of loafing around and crafts and walks and trips to York and Durham. BLISS.
I shall update you all at the end of August. Or perhaps mid-September, depending on the word count of the novel. I may struggle with that one. I've totally lost my writing mojo.