15 February 2014

52 Lists: My to-do list

I've been dipping in and out of the 52 Lists project because well, just because. But this one I quite fancied having a crack at after reading several others' posts.

The theme this week was what is on your real to do list this week?

  • Household chores: laundry, clean bathroom, vacuum (hoover), etc.
  • Complete my replacement passport application form I dropped it in a gutter on what seemed to be one of Bristol's rainiest days last month and the photo page is a little distorted, to say the least
  • Pay my credit card bill
  • Resist buying a camera!
  • Purchase fabric and innards for 3 cushions
  • Book train ticket to Manchester for 4 March
  • Finalise and practise my talk for "Showcasing Womens Careers in Physics" event in Manchester on 5 March
  • Work: put together the journal's statistics and annual performance report for the Board Meeting in London on 14 March 
  • Book hotel in London for the same weekend
  • Pay for my Wireless Festival 2014 ticket
  • Prepare for parents potentially visiting on Sunday (yup, tomorrow) This is mainly buying milk for teas
  • Finish sewing the apron from my sewing class
  • Blog: Sewing Saturday, a recipe and maybe more
  • Go to the cinema I'd like to see Her and Inside Llewyn Davis 
  • Plan (think about?) menu for birthday dinner party on 22 February
  • Get ready for restarting Project 365 on 23 February
  • Not freak out about turning 29 
  • Read another book this month Probably The Handmaid's Tale
  • Visit The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 exhibition at Bristol's M Shed See Angela's great post to learn more

a) Why are so many of my to-do list items financially orientated?! b) It is perhaps a sliiiightly optimistic to-do list for one week. Some items might just have to roll over into next week.



  1. The Handmaid's Tale is excellent, do start it if you can! And that reminds me, I have a credit card bill lurking somewhere....

    1. I've read a little of it as I started it before I started reading Life After Life so shall definitely go back to it.

  2. Sounds like you've got a lot of fun things coming up - Wireless festival, birthday meal, Wildlife Photographer exhibition. Lots of things to look forward to by the sounds of it!
    grace & flower

    1. That's true, I do have a few things coming up. Although they seem to zap all of my time and money! Ah well. :D

  3. Wow, quite a to do list. I hope you manage to get it all done. It's nice to see other people's chores as well as the more fun stuff - helps you put the fun stuff in perspective and not get too worried that the chores never seem to end! Ooh, some posts on sewing would be interesting.
    Gemma x

    1. Yes, a little too ambitious probably. I hope I manage too but I suspect I won't!

  4. Number 4 is totally on mine too - I really want a bridge camera and am trying to remind myself that 'want' and 'need' are very different things!

    1. That's exactly what I'm looking for too. My DSLR has packed in and I'm looking at a compact system camera. Yes, 'want' seems to be fighting 'need' right now. And the one I have my eye on is way out of my price range but I cannot stop lusting after it.

  5. This sounds like a MUCH more exciting to-do list than mine! You're right the dinner party was huge fun in the end so I suppose that was fairly glamorous :) xxxxx

    1. Oh, well it sounds exciting but really isn't. Yes, dinner parties are very cool! :D x

  6. For some reason I just love reading other people's to-do lists! Probably because it makes me realise that everyone else's lists are just as manic as mine!!

    Agree with Amy, 'The Handmaids Tale' is amazing, albeit pretty disturbing. Hope your Project 365 goes well!

    1. Thanks! Yes, they are fun to read! Maybe it is voyeurism. I am a little nervous about failing at Project 365 again but I am hopeful. : )