{Update} 30 Things in my 30’s

Update 2020 | 30 Things in my 30s | The Open Home

It’s been a little while since I did an update on how I’m doing with my 30 Things in my 30’s list, partly because I forgot to do an update in 2019! You can see my original post {HERE} and my last update from 2018 {HERE}. Well I’m 3 years in now and I’m actually making some good progress, but there is still a lot to do too – 10 things completed, 10 things in progress and 10 still yet to tackle.

Update 2020 | 30 Things in my 30s | The Open Home
GSY LWS, est 2017.



1. Start a letter writers group in GuernseyThe Guernsey Letter Writers Society was established in September 2017 and continues to meet monthly.

2. Become a blood donor – I wasn’t actually able to become a blood donor so signed up for the Anthony Nolan Trust in 2017 instead.

3. Sign up to be an organ donor completed in 2017.

4. Go to a West End Show in LondonI’ve actually been to two plus a play! Saw Aladdin in June 2017, Wicked in April 2018 and Witness to the Prosecution in August 2019!

5. Go on a weekend away with a gal pal – went on a London trip with a friend in April 2018. 

6. Read the complete collection of Winnie the Poohread with my girls in Autumn 2018 and due to read it again with my eldest this Spring.

7. Get a good camera and actually learn how to use it! bought an Olympus PEN E-PL9 and loving it!

8. Visit friends in New Zealandtraveled solo to stay with my friends on North Island in August 2019.

9. Take my girls to the Lake District – went on a Family holiday in October 2019.

10. Visit Keighley in Yorkshire (where my Gran was evacuated to during WW2)tied this in with our Lake District trip in October 2019

Update 2020 | 30 Things in my 30s | The Open Home
Derwent on Water, English Lake District.


In Progress…

11. Learn calligraphydownloaded courses from The Postman’s Knock but still need to dedicate some real practice time and would still like to go on a course if I can.

12. Get fit (and back to pre-pregnancy weight) – I was 28lbs down in summer 2019 and working out an average of 4 times a week. Still working out regularly but not tracking my weight whilst pregnant.

13. Go to 10 new (to me) restaurants on the island – 4 Down. 6 to Go. (So far ticked off Copenhagen, The Rockmount, Buho and The Slaughter House)

14. Take my girls to the other Channel Islands1 Down. 4 to Go. (So far ticked off Herm)

15. Learn to embroider and with my girlsstarted in Summer 2019.

16. Make a patchwork quilt for both of my girlsstarted in Autumn 2019, but going to take me a while to complete!

17. Walk the entire cliffs of Guernsey (in stages)started with the Husby in summer 2019.

18. Become Foster Carersattended first training course in September 2019.

19. Read all of Agatha Christie’s Poirotstarted in Autumn 2019 but going to take a good while to complete!

20. Visit 10 new to me cities1 Down. 9 to Go. So far I’ve visited Wellington in August 2019 and have Dubrovnik scheduled for 2020 travels.

Update 2020 | 30 Things in my 30s | The Open Home
Wellington, New Zealand.


Still to do…

21. Go on a flower arranging course just for fun

22. Learn British Sign Language – found a local course, but will have to start in a few years time.

23. Go kayaking

24. Climb a mountain with the Husby

25. Get a pet (probably a rabbit)

26. Make a Will

27. Donate my wedding dress to charity

28. Go to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

29. Celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary in Ljubljana, Slovenia – due September 2021.

30. Celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in Rome, Italy – due September 2026.


What things do you have on your bucket list?

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