The Year of Fun #13: Make a Collage

Here we are – the 13th week of Fun in the year. Since we last spoke I had a birthday, exited my twenties – with some trepidation, some relief.   I was planning to use my birthday as the subject of this week’s podcast but if I’m honest, there was little to say other than, […]

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The Year of Fun #10: Go to a Museum

  If you read the title, you’ll know already that I did not uphold my planned fun activity this week which was to go to a car boot sale. Unfortunately the British springtime weather just didn’t seem appropriate for a wander around parked cars on the 9th floor of a car park. So I did […]

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The Year of Fun #9: The Orchestra

By far the classiest, most cultured edition of the Year of Fun so far – I went to see (and hear) the orchestra! I’ve only been to the orchestra once before: the result of a spare ticket needing a taker, and I took it. Honestly, the first time: I wasn’t super excited. I like live […]

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The Year of Fun #8: Scratch Art

Nearly two months into the Year of Fun and as far as I’m concerned, this has definitely made what are normally pretty hellish months… actually quite fun. This week’s Fun activity was a callback to my childhood: Scratch Art. I didn’t have a name for this as a kiddo, but I do remember the confusion […]

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The Year of Fun #7: Improv

In theory, we improvise every day or at least the days when we talk to people. We listen, sometimes better than others, and respond accordingly. So why on earth is improv – or improvisation theatre – so bloody terrifying?   I know people like to throw around statistical nuggets like ‘fear of death is second […]

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The Year of Fun #6: Crochet a Bunny

Agghhh! My first fun fail. Ok: not a 100% fail, but an… incomplete challenge. Last week’s fun assignment was… to crochet a bunny. I was so relieved! Finally something that cost me next to nothing, didn’t require booking anything or even leaving the house. And at first, all went swimmingly. I found a Youtube tutorial […]

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The Year of Fun #5: Barista Skills

I’ll admit I am a bit of a stereotype in certain ways when it comes to the typical laptop lifestyle entrepreneur/freelancer creative type. In that… I am all about COFFEE! I start my day with coffee, and if I don’t, then I turn into feral Cat: which you would not want to be around. I […]

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The Year of Fun #4: Visit An Obscure Spanish City

This past weekend’s fun was actually pre-planned, it did not come from the almighty Jar of Fun… It was a trip to Oviedo, a city in Northwest Spain. You might wonder, why not Madrid or Barcelona? A more stereotypical choice for the weekend escapist Brit? Well, here’s a fun fact for you: I love obscure […]

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