Saturday 25 March 2017

Spotlight Saturday - Review of my 15 in 50

So, what did I actually get up to in 2016 - did I manage to do all those things I had listed?

This was my list:
1.    Long weekend to Venice - went and had THE most fantastic time with Hugh.
2.    See my first ballet - went with Wendy and Sue - brilliant and magical.
3.    Last night of the proms in Hyde Park - this didn't happen, but I replaced it with going up to 
       London with Penny to do the BJG Dream Jar Trail which was great fun.
4.    Cinema in the park - again this didn't happen but I replaced it with going to my first UK
       wrestling show which I went to with Penny and Wendy.
5.    Top of the Shard with Hugh, Penny, Ben and Amy - what a fun time we had, followed by dinner
       at TGI' Fridays'.
6.    Theatre with Hugh - another one I changed - we did actually went to Mauritius instead!
7.    Theatre with Penny - we saw Les Mis and I could go back a hundred times and still enjoy it!
8.    Holland on Sea and walk to Frinton with Hugh and Penny - another no goer but instead I
       swapped this for being driven by Penny for the first time in the car we bought her.
9.    Cinema with Wendy at least twice - we sawGirl on the Train and Ab Fab.
10.  Colour Run with Penny - Hugh drove us to Penshurst Place and we completed the 5k in just 
       under an hour, got covered in powder paint and had a ball!
11.  Afternoon tea at the Anchor - actually doubled up on this one, having afternoon tea with number
      15 on my list.
12.  Meet up with my college friends - oh goodness this was fun! Met up in December - 5 of the
       'girls' and 5 of the 'boys'. We hadn't all been together for 30 years but honestly it could have
       been 30 minutes we all got on so well together.
13.  Read at least one book each month - I read and read this year and thoroughly enjoyed it.
14.  At least one day out with Wendy and Sue - we went to the ballet and we also went to a craft
       show together and had a Christmas meal. Intend to do more this year though and have 3 
       days booked already!
15.  Meet up with my school friends, Jane and Ann - my 2 besties from school and we still get on
       like best friends. A wonderful afternoon having the most delicious tea and just talking non-stop.

And here are a few photos illustrating some of the fun things I got up to in 2016 - the year I turned 50.


Ruth said...

You have some lovely things on your list and I'm glad that you feel able to switch things around or even change them if necessary. I particularly love that you swapped dinner with Hugh for a trip to Mauritius!

Karen said...

Sounds like a lovely year, and it always pays to be flexible about your plans!

Alison said...

Well done for achieving so much! Xx

Jo said...

It looks and sounds like you had a great time in 2016 x

Gail Thompson said...

Sounds like it was a very full year. Glad you wre able to get them all in or at least swap outs for the originals.

alexa said...

How super to do be able to look back and see how you've achieved so many of your aims this year - and a clutch of happy photos to show for it all too! Will you make a scrapbook of it?