So far, so good
Now well into the second quarter, just into the second third, of the year I thought I would take a quick check on the challenges I set for 2012 and see how many I have achieved.
1 Learn to use a compass – well I cheated on this, as I learned in 2011. But I have learned a few other skills. Mostly round my blog. Last week I eventually learned how to host a slide show from my own site
2 Photograph a puffin – Leighton Moss has given me some great shots of birds so far this year and in June I am heading for the Shetland Isles so there should be many more.
3 Visit a Museum – hum.. have to pass on this one so far this year. Still on the list.
4 Ski down a glacier – Success – great week in Val d’Isere
5 Make a photo book – work in progress. I used to print out my ‘best of photo’s and put them in good old fashioned albums but the shelves are straining and photo books are so neat that I am in the process of a Best of 2011 – June to date… I have some note books illustrated with my photos which you can purchase here.
6 Isle of White Festival planned for June
7 Old Haunts – I went to Manchester for the day. Primarily to see Oliver at the Palace theatre. As I spent my student years there it was definitely one of the those ‘I remember’ moments.
8 Travel by train in Europe – not this year. But lots in the UK – including a recent trip to Cambridge.
9 Do some family history – I have definitely been remiss on this score, but I am visiting family in Latvia in a couple of weeks, so the opportunity will arise.
10 Volunteer – Yes, I am happy to say, with the Rivers Trust, and I am going to be giving guided walks for the RSPB at Leighton Moss. More will follow on this.
11 Climb one of the Three Peaks – was scheduled for Easter, but the weather..but I have added several others, Red Screes, Kentmere, Fairfield
12 Write a blog – Now I am in month seven of my blog. Thank you to all who read. I am also publishing on Blip foto, Twitter and have various guest reviews. So please keep sharing.
Did anyone take up the challenge? Let me know if you have done or plan to do any of my Twelve Things for 2012
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