52 in 52: Watch all of the James Bond movies

“52 in 52″ is a list of things that I would like to complete throughout 2014. Click here to the whole list.

 

I’m a huge fan of action movies, and anything that involves espionage and spying. Needless to say James Bond was right up my alley, and I’ve loved watching them since I was a kid (although I had some hatred for Pierce Brosnan that I can’t explain).

Finally this year, I thought it would be fun to watch all of them in the space of a year. Side note – I had planned on watching them in the correct order, but being on a plane and not remembering the order meant that I accidentally watched a couple of them in the wrong order. [...]  read more

52 in 52: Compete in a triathlon

“52 in 52″ is a list of things that I would like to complete throughout 2014. Click here to the whole list.

I have been exposed to triathlons from an early age. My dad was a big fan of them, and when I was about 12 I helped volunteer at the world famous Mooloolaba Triathlon. I stood proudly in my oversized volunteers shirt, and pointed the competitors towards the transition. After it was all over, I wandered around the transition in awe of all the chaos. Water bottles everywhere, scattered numbers, and the odd person here and there returning to pick up their gear. At the after party, an older girl (probably early 20's) asked me “when are you going to do one?” I said I didn't know, and she said “make sure you do, you have the build for it”.  [...]  read more

52 in 52: Have a weekend away in a Hotel with a Spa

“52 in 52” is a list of things that I would like to complete throughout 2014. Click here to the whole list.

I love going for weekends away, and I love spas, thus it was a no-brainer to add this one to the list. After a long, highly stressful week at work I was thrilled when Mario agreed to go away for the weekend. We found a gorgeous little B & B on Mount Tamborine called Avocado Sunset, booked online, packed up the car and away we went.

Our hosts were incredible. They were so lovely to chat to, and the following morning they cooked quite the amazing breakfast.

We had originally thought about going out for dinner, but all we really wanted to do was cuddle up, have a spa, drink some wine and relax. Thus “dinner” was some beautiful Riesling that I bought from New Zealand last year (Stonyridge to be exact), a variety of cheeses, prosciutto, cheese twist things, fruits and nuts. It was all we needed. We watched a movie on the TV, had a long candlelight spa (it's a two person spa, so nice), and went to sleep.  [...]  read more

52 in 52 for 2014

New year, new list. I’m excited about this list, there are LOADS of fun things on there and I think every single item is achievable without struggling too much (that’s not to say they still won’t be a challenge).

Physical Activity (14 items)

  • Zorbing
  • Enter an event I’ve not been in before
  • Learn to Kitesurf (M kitesurfs, and it looks like a lot of fun)
  • Try stand up paddleboarding
  • Complete a triathlon (I’ve enrolled in two for the year – my first short distance in February, and a full length at the end of the year in November)
  • Use my surfboard (had it for a few years now, figure it’s about time I used it)
  • Sleep at an aquarium
  • Canal tour
  • Go whale watching
  • Visit the hinterlands/mountains
  • Visit Palmersaurus
  • Visit jumping crocodile cruise (my friend Jo is due to give birth at some point, so I will be going to the Northern Territory to visit her afterwards, and will be able to go on this cruise at the same time)
  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Go camping with my dog (since normally she doesn’t get to come)
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    2013 – 52 in 52 results

    Well hello there again. In my last post I said I was going to start writing more frequently again, and then I don't go and write for 3 months. Well, shit.

    For this year I've vowed to write more, and I've also briefed my boyfriend, M, on the update so I will be scheduling in a time each week for me to write. After all, I love it and enjoy looking back on what I wrote about during the year.

    So to get things started again, it's time to review how I went with last year's 52 in 52. I had the busiest year and really didn't make it a priority so I'm not expecting the success rate to be high. [...]  read more