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30th birthday cake with sparklers

30 Before 30 – The Final Edit

I feel as though I should mark the impending 30th anniversary of my birth in spectacular style, though as yet have failed to find a suitably brilliant idea, so this list will have to do for now.  To kick off my 30th year having achieved (strong word for some of these activities) these things would be nice, if not life-changing.  I am generally pretty rubbish at ticking off stuff I want to do, but I’m determined to give this little lot my best shot.  Really, none of them should be terribly difficult; they’re basically what I wish it was acceptable for my New Year’s resolutions to be every year… Read 30 books recommended by other people Watch a West End show Have afternoon tea somewhere pretty Watch 30 movies from the 80’s Read all the Harry Potter books with Jasmine Go camping with the kids See at least one more stand up show Make cocktails at home Visit Stonehenge Have lunch in a really lovely old pub See a play at the Globe Theatre Complete five …

30 Before 30 – Learn Something New 

Since I wrote a post asking for things to add to my 30 Before 30 list, I’ve been busy piling ideas on, using suggestions from friends, family and fellow bloggers. There’s tea at the Ritz, giving blood, visiting Budapest, and reading 30 books recommended by other people (a real challenge for someone who firmly judges by cover and synopsis!). Then there is this one – learn something new. I am hoping to be driving by the time the fateful day arrives next October, Lord knows I’ve had enough years to get that one sorted, but I wanted to steer clear of adding any more pressure to that particular goal. Instead, I have decided to complete an online course.   Provided by NCC Home Learning, the course I have chosen is on creative writing – very apt for this frustrated author! It will take 200 hours to complete and result in a diploma, which I hope will be a handy thing to add to my CV. At £255, it is a lot better value than an A …