Monday, January 2, 2012

The list...

Last night I tried to write a blog saying farewell to 2011 and looking back over the year that was. I can honestly say that last year was one of the best of my life and it was full of happiness and achievements. However I was too hungover to get my head around the wording. So I scrapped that idea. Instead I thought I would share with you the plans I have for the future.

While I was on the road, without internet and with plenty of time to think, I started compiling a list of the things I want to achieve in my life. This is like a bucket list, a goal list and a to do list - all rolled into one. So that I did not stifle the flow of thoughts, I tried not to think too much about categorising or splitting up my thoughts. Many of these things I may not achieve until I am much older, and I might knock a few of these things of the list tomorrow. I plan to record my progress here! I will surely borrow a few of the fabulous ideas that I have seen floating around on other amazing ladies lists, and I hope you will feel most welcome to adopt any of my list items into your own - if they take your fancy!! This list will be constantly evolving!

Without further ado - here is my list!

  1. live overseas with my family for a year - maybe in Amsterdam or Berlin...
  2. improve my dressmaking skills - learn more - from a skilled proffesional maybe....
  3. take my baby on safari
  4. go glamping in the Kimberly
  5. learn how to use my computer properly for the purpose of graphic design and photoshop...
  6. live in a studio apartment (all by myself!)
  7. write my own crafty book
  8. make zavian a tee-pee
  9. get some chickens 
  10. and a vege patch...
  11. renovate a home to sell
  12. A proper op-shopping adventure with a like minded comrade
  13. expand my business
  14. build my dream house in Bali without having to gain any council approval for any of my creative/crazy ideas
  15. live in bali for a year working with a village to create fair trade opportunities and learn local crafts
  16. explore a trade show
  17. spend a little more time with pen and paper and a little less time tapping away on my keyboard
  18. put beautiful hooks on my walls
  19. make zavian a cape for dress ups
  20. and an art smock
  21. and an apron for playing with her new kitchen...
  22. and perhaps a doctors coat...
  23. make my own rustic bed frame from recycled timber...
  24. Stencil a hardwood floor 
  25. Create a bed head for our new room and a bed skirt to hide the ugly ensemble base...
  26. Make some awesome playdoh
  27. live in an apartment with a roof-top courtyard (preferably with views of the Paris skyline)
  28. Go shopping in New York sans baby and husband 
  29. Eat Churros in Spain
  30. dedicate more time to making for myself and my family...
  31. have a regular date night with my love...

And that is about it right now....

If you have a list please leave a link in the comments - I would love to come and visit you!! 

Hope your new year is off to a sensational start!!

Love bec x


  1. Oh I love your list! I'd love to come on an op-shopping adventure with you!
    Sophie xx

  2. OMG... what a list! I hope your dreams will come true, and that 365 days will do... ;-)
    Happy new year!
    Greetings from Denmark,

  3. What an inspiring list. #29 is a fave- travel and food. A winner!
    Hope your 2012 kicks butt!

    And since we're sharing lists:

  4. you're back! how i've missed my beautiful friend, how was your xmas? and new years celebrations? all good here. oh, and i'm pretty sure i can make your bucket list no. 28 come true! xxx

  5. Fab list - and definitely an inspiration to write my own goals down (is it kinda bad to write lots and lots of goals so there's more chance I can tick a few off???)

  6. Happy New Year!
    May your list be long and frequently ticked off!

  7. Loving your list! and so looking forward to following your pursuits on this blog. My list is in progress as we speak. BTW is that a swimming cap in the first photo? If so where on earth do you get it, i would love one for Liongirl as she has cap issues and really needs one to keep her hair out of her face. melx

  8. hi miss Mel, it is actually a top that I tied around her head, for an impromptu frolic in the sprinkler. x

  9. Love your list!! I had many of the same but am happy to have ticked them off already!! Tee-pee (see 1 ruby road page for pics) apron, chefs hat, oven mitt set. Quilted dolls bed quilt and pillow. Feels Awesome to tick them off finally...and the kids gratitude is priceless!! Enjoy your list :) xxx

  10. Love your list Bec.....I'll be doing mine in the next few weeks and I'll post it here when it's done. You've given me a lot of food for thought. Thanks x

  11. this list is fabulous!! have been thinking about you and your big move... glad it all seems to be going (reasonably) well (everyone is allowed a few pity parties during moving time... especially if its THAT hot)!!

    cant wait to see you cross these off your list :) kel xx

    p.s - im dreaming about a 2012 new york christmas... will keep you posted!

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