Doing Something New every day – what I’ve learned.

In the first three months of this year I battled resolutions and regimes. I challenged myself to ten resolutions every day for thirty days. I then cornered myself into seven resolutions for six days. I tried to do cook something new every day and then do something new every day for 60 days (see listContinue reading “Doing Something New every day – what I’ve learned.”

Doing something new every day – Day 56 – Swearing in new languages. It’s fun.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. I have attempted to pick up and play with new languages over the course of the last few weeks. Today, I decided to jazz things up a bit. Instead of learning the usual niceties like ‘hello’ andContinue reading “Doing something new every day – Day 56 – Swearing in new languages. It’s fun.”

Day 53 of the daily ‘doing something new’: the best and worst times of the day to be without your phone

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0, and recently tried to cut the cord to my phone. I have discovered a couple of interesting things about living life with minimal contact with your own phone. Firstly, the very best time of the day toContinue reading “Day 53 of the daily ‘doing something new’: the best and worst times of the day to be without your phone”

Being the only woman on the board – what it’s like.

Last IWD, I was invited to present at the ICAEW about what it’s like to be the only woman on the board. Here are a couple of excerpts from that talk: The myth that women are more emotional than men at work: Why your voice is often ignored:

Day 41 of doing something new – Mexican feminists from the 1660s, home hair colour and building a rhino

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Wednesday was a day of revelation. I decided to research Mexican poetry and came across Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Man, that lady rocked! She’s considered to be the first feminist (which was appropriate considering InternationalContinue reading “Day 41 of doing something new – Mexican feminists from the 1660s, home hair colour and building a rhino”

Day 37 of my something new challenge – baking a birthday cake for a fish.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. This time two years ago I was a CFO and COO turning a loss- making company into profit. Today I spent the afternoon making a birthday cake for Bruce, our goldfish. I have never made a birthdayContinue reading “Day 37 of my something new challenge – baking a birthday cake for a fish.”

Doing something new every day – it’s getting tough now as I’m struggling for ideas….

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. What is becoming patently obvious is that it’s getting harder and harder to invent new things for me to attempt, esp as they have to be easy, quick and within 5km of my house. Last night, IContinue reading “Doing something new every day – it’s getting tough now as I’m struggling for ideas….”

I broke the lockdown rules.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Yesterday I broke the rules. for the first time. I accidentally-on-purpose “bumped” into a family up the road in the local park. We’ve been so cautious and compliant with all the rules. However, over the last fewContinue reading “I broke the lockdown rules.”

Doing something new everyday is working! Distracted from bloody lockdown for a teeny bit.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Over the last few days I have baked muffins for the first time, completed a Zumba online video, learned a haka and also cooked a new king prawn spaghetti dish. It sounds impressive when I write itContinue reading “Doing something new everyday is working! Distracted from bloody lockdown for a teeny bit.”

Daily challenge to do something new through lockdown – maybe I’m not so bad at homeschooling?

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Here’s a quick update of progress over the last couple of days. The last two days I have slightly cheated and my new thing has been to cook a recipe from my new Mary Berry cookbook. TheContinue reading “Daily challenge to do something new through lockdown – maybe I’m not so bad at homeschooling?”