my 3*6*5 {& other updates}…

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i thought i’d give some quick updates today on the happenings around these parts…

at the beginning of the year i mentioned putting together my 3*6*5 in 2013: a list of things to do/see/achieve this year…

i recently updated my 3*6*5 list to outline some of the smorgasbord of life experiences i’ve given myself to choose from so do feel free to check it out {& any suggestions, particularly in the ‘best of british’ section, would be hugely appreciated}…

this is not an exhaustive list, nor is it all to be done in the next twelve months {in case any of you were panicking}, but having this list handy to refer to from time-to-time helps to keep me in check & definitely guilts inspires me to put some plans into action…

so far this year we have planned and/or actually achieved a few things on the list:

  • in january i learnt how to make a pasta dish from scratch {i’d attempted it in the past, but only half-heartedly}… it was the boyfriend’s birthday & he requested home-made gnocchi for dinner, so armed with his mum’s recipe i set about learning how to make this more-ish dish: as it turns out, there really wasn’t anything to worry about as it was actually pretty easy &, as with most italian dishes, it’s more about manual labour than hard-to-find ingredients or tricky techniques!
  • february saw a trip to historic york {also part of the boyfriend’s birthday celebrations}… york was definitely somewhere we’ve been wanting to visit since we first arrived in england nearly 7 years ago, so it was great to finally tick that off my ‘best of british’ list: as a weekend destination i can definitely recommend it highly & there’s so much to do it took two blog posts to cover what we got up to {here & here}
  • in july we’re heading to pamplona to chance our luck at the running of the bulls {truth be told, we’ll be watching it from the safety of an egregiously-priced balcony}… i’m not sure what’s more frightening, the prospect of being chased by an angry bull or the dent this trip is making in our bank accounts but, again, this one has been on the ‘to-do’ list for a long time…
  • for our annual summer vacation we normally try to head somewhere warm & sunny, so recent destinations have included the amalfi coast, santorini, mykonos & dubrovnik… this year we’re thinking of maybe trying out the algarve {wherever we end up, deck chairs are most definitely on the agenda for the lad whilst laneways to explore & photograph are on my wish list}… we’ve visited madeira before, but never mainland portugal so i think this is worthy of a new country listing!
  • october will see us brushing up on the lyrics of jesus christ superstar {always wanted to see this musical live} after the original show planned in march {which it turns out i would have missed} was rescheduled… bonus!
  • we’ll also be putting on our fancy pants in october to check out the royal albert hall {also part of my ‘best of british’ list}… we’ve booked to see the buena vista social club which should be a*m*a*z*i*n*g {& since narrowly missing seeing them in cuba several years ago this has been on my ‘always wanted to do’ list also}…  these are definitely the most far-in-advance tickets i’ve ever booked!
  • & in december we’re contemplating the prospect of doing a safari which would in fact cross two things off my 3*6*5 list {a new country & the safari itself!}…

phew, that’s not a bad start to accomplishing my 3*6*5, but of course there’s still many other things on the list to achieve…

but, given there’s still a trip home to oz next month {maybe time to finally master my mum’s apple pie & make a start at the family tree}, two unaccounted for long weekends in may, a 10 year anniversary & a birthday to squeeze in, i’m hopeful we’ll make it!

best take some berocca & win the lotto!

in other updates, a few of you have asked whether or not the boyfriend is on board with the 30 day photo diary project i assigned him… i can happily report that he is indeed on board & once i’ve collected 30 days worth of images i’ll report back: should be insightful to see inside the mind of a non-design driven man!

right then, i’m off to enjoy some of that lovely blue sky i see outside of my window today!

happy wednesday all!
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6 thoughts on “my 3*6*5 {& other updates}…

  1. There is so much here to be excited about! Trips to Australia and Portugal and Pamplona! Seeing one of my favorite musical acts ever -Buena Vista Social Club!! Wear your straw fedora and report back with full details, okay? I know it’s a few months away but I’m so excited for you!! You are certainly taking your 365 by the horns (Pamplona pun!) and making great headway with it. If you end up doing a safari, make sure to bring an Erin-sized suitcase because I’m coming with you. That has always been a dream of mine as well! hmm. Now I’m reconsidering my own 365 project interpretation. Is it too late to switch from photography to travel? Haha.

    Oh and 10 year anniversary?? What a milestone! When is that? You crazy lovebirds 😉

    • haha… thank you erin… if i go on a safari i will most certainly let you know! our ten years is up this may! it went rather fast rather what! oh, & yes, i have to crack on with my 3*6*5 as i majorly blew the other 365 (i think i lasted 2 days…. sorry about that!) 🙂

  2. Looks like you have a nice long list of fun things to do. I’m also going back to Melbourne next month for a month of family R&R. I hope there’s going to be sunshine. Please let there be sunshine! xD

    • i’m pretty sure there will be sunshine (i think)… hahaha… i will be in melbourne also, but at the end of march… happy days!

  3. Wow, 10 years with the toyboy… amazing;-)

    Buena Vista Social Club! I’m soooo jealous! If you have a spare ticket, I’m your girl…

    I’m so impressed with you soldering on.. that list is impressive.

    Can’t wait to see BF’s 30 day results…. hmmmm!!

    • those results should be interesting indeed! & yes, 10 years has flown!!! if the boy blows me out for bvsc i’ll be sure to let you know!

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