Tuesday, 27 October 2009


26.Go see 5 theatre shows..COMPLETED
Last week I was out with the 'Knitting Gals'. The 9 of us went to the local Italian restaurant where we were served by an 'over-friendly' Irish waiter. Luckily, the food was good even though the service was cheesier than the parmesan on offer. With full belly I managed to waddle the short distance to the theatre in plenty of time for curtain up.

The show was a production of Tony Roper's 'The Steamie'. Set in a 1950's Glasgow wash house it tells of the raw hard graft of the women who toil there and the strong friendships forged. Tales of hardship and hope with a few musicals numbers thrown in this play is wonderfully written and was greatly acted. Funny, and bittersweet..a real heartwarmer.

It got the thumbs up from my knitty companions.

Sunday, 25 October 2009


I have deliberated over changing some items on my list for a while..but was afraid it may be regarded as cheating. However upon consulting some fellow 101 listers I have been advised to 'make the list work for me'. A kind wise soul said that if a list item no longer applies..change it for a similar item that is of interest, as long as its still a reach for you it can't be seen as copping out.

So I'm doing it..there!
24.Go on the London Eye..I have no plans to go to London within the next 300 days(or no interest at the moment) so therefore I am changing this item to:
24.Go on the Falkirk Wheel..its of equal interest to me and although I have never been to Falkirk it is closer to home and can be done as a day trip (unlike London).

11.Go to Barcelona with Gavin. This was a silly one to list in the first place as due to lung problems I can't really fly the 4+ hours to get to Barca. Besides I visited the city already in 2001.
Changing to:
11.Go to Knit Camp 2010 on my own. I love Gavin but have grown to depend on him 'being there' so much. This is a great opportunity to prove to myself I can 'go it alone'.

Thats it for now...what do you think?

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Room Service?

71.Stay in a posh hotel...COMPLETED.

Okay so I was thinking I might stay in lots of posh hotels during the course of this 'list stuff' but we haven't really been away much. I have stayed in a few nice hotels but now I'm not sure I consider them POSH (I'm fickle).

The only one that ticks all the boxes is perhaps 'The Caledonian Hotel' in the heart of Edinburgh.

  • Great city centre location in Scotland's capital
  • Bedroom as big as my entire house

  • Stunning views of Edinburgh Castle

  • Really polite service

  • Huge breakfasts

  • Complimentary 'Nessie' bath toy!!!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Books Busted

20.Read & list 50 books..50/50..COMPLETED

At last..this one is done and dusted. I'll still obviously keep reading books but the relief is I wont have to blog every title I read from now on.
The remaining three are all Ian Rankin novels.
The Falls
Set In Darkness
The Flood (not a Rebus book..and not as enjoyable).

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Mums The Word

22.Spend a whole weekend with Mum..Completed

Last month I spent the weekend at my mums place. It wasn't very relaxing because:
a) My brother and his fiance were there too
b) We were all going to a friends wedding
c) Mum was fretting slightly over a&b.
So we had little mum/daughter time but we survived the weekend without any fallout so all is well and good. Hope to do it again soon but with no agenda..just knitting and cakes!

Must be said, I did miss my Mister & puppy......and laptop!!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Pumkin Time...soon

81.Carve a pumpkin
It's Halloween soon..if I'm going to complete this item it will have to be this month (its the only time we see pumpkins in Scotland..in the supermarkets). Watch this space.