I am now halfway through pregnancy and I am doing everything I can to make sure my baby has the best start possible. So much is beyond my control but I already love this baby and I am looking forward to meeting it in September.
rpoulter's Life List
1. Keep in Better Contact With the Friends I Have and Make New Friends
2. be fit and healthy
4. make my house a home
5. run a half marathon
6. be more creative
7. get control of my finances
8. create a 5 year plan
9. have a tea party
10. Have a dinner party
11. write a cookbook
12. make my own clothes
13. Be a woman of integrity
14. Make the most of my 20's
15. Dress better
16. Watch "The Wizard of Oz" at the same time as listening to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"
How I did it: Perseverance. I wanted to give up so many times but after a while it started to fall into place. I still hate roundabouts though.I first started ten years ago but abandoned it because of the cost and I was distracted by University life. A year ago I decided to crack it and since then have a had a weekly lesson. I was never terrible, just nervous and hesitant and prone to silly mistakes. My instructor had amazing patience. I passed at the … Read how I did it…
How I did it: We have a futon next to a book case. I rolled the futon 2/3rds out and then built an A frame with cardboard tubes left over from the Christmas wrapping paper and masking tape. I uses a bit of copper pipe let over from a recent plumbing event to create a tent frame. i draped two duvet covers from the shelves onto my frame and hooked up the Christmas lights to light it all. Read how I did it…
How I did it: I didn't really. I tried; sometimes I failed, sometimes I didn't. I now have a routine though. Now I want to switch my focus from having a clean house to having a warm and inviting home. When I am old, wrinkly and 'circling the drain' of life I can't imagine looking back and thinking - I wish I spent more time with the hoover. I do however hope that I think "I'm glad I felt comfortable inviting friends or family over " I want to remember … Read how I did it…
I loved my French distraction whilst it lasted – I passed my end of year test and have a certificate to prove it. I might just be able to scrape by if I went to visit but that is probably the extent of where I needed to be. It was great to learn something just for the sake of learning it.
Earlier this year I finally took the plunge, found a new instructor and started lessons properly. I took my theory and hazard perception tests last week and passed so I am definitely on my way.
Driving isn’t my favourite way to spend time but I am probably past the point of no return now. I am due to go on my 18th lesson today and have covered most of the skills and manoeuvres. It is just a case of practicing and building my confidence and bravery at this point. I have discovered that I don’t like, roundabouts, parked cars and cyclists I but I do like straight open roads and reversing into a bay.
I hope to cross this goal off the list before 2011.