Monthly Archives: January 2012

Task: Try Europe’s longest zip wire

I’m worried.  If the zip wire involves what Madonna-microphone-wearing shouty hot-bod gym trainers call upper body strength, this will be about as enjoyable and successful as my attempt at aerial silks.  Because I have no upper body strength. No matter.  I … Continue reading

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Task: plant a tree

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This task was suggested by a friend who had also canvassed her children; her small boy suggested shark baiting, where you stand in a cage below the sea’s surface, holding raw meat and watch the sharks go beserk ramming into … Continue reading

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Task: learn the phonetic alphabet

I’m still working on my presentation skills for my ta-da magic trick, though I have mastered the actual trick.  I’m staggered that I haven’t spilled the beans on how it’s done, as I’m completely indiscreet, but in truth this may be because no one has … Continue reading

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Task: deliver some home truths

I’m always very happy to deliver my unsolicited advice and half-baked ideas to absolutely anyone, but I’ve yet to discover how to confront someone in a non-confrontational way. My first home truth that I delivered, typically unasked for, was to the person who … Continue reading

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Task: Break a habit

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Shoes Part I: Noel Gallagher recently said ‘All I’m worried about is that I’m fast approaching the age when I can’t get away with wearing trainers’.  He’ll be 45 on his next birthday.  This is the wake-up call I’ve been waiting … Continue reading

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Task: Universal truths

Oprah Winfrey says the best question she was ever asked is ‘What do you know for sure’.  I’m not sure I know anything for sure, but I’m pretty sure that… Your first impression of a person, which you have apparently forged on … Continue reading

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