35 Before 35 Part I


With an efficiency that surprises even me, I am here to share the first part of my 35 Before 35 list! I always separate the list into a number of posts, because I think it makes it a little more interesting – I like to waffle a little bit about the reasons for my choices, and that would make the whole 35 in one post a little long!

{Part I} {Part II} {Part III}

1. Dye my hair
To anyone who knows me, this may seem a bit of an odd one – my hair is dyed, and has been for years. But I really want to get it to a colour that I love, and not just the same old red-for-a-while, dark-for-a-while. I would like to dip my toes in the pastel trend, or maybe go for the increasingly popular grey – I’ll have to see!

2. Visit ten cinemas
I go to the cinema fairly regularly (or at least I usually do – travel woes are causing issues at the moment). But that’s to my local multiplex, and I’d really like to explore some of the other cinemas around the country. Let me know what your favourite cinemas are!

3. Go on a date
I put this on my list a couple of years ago, but never achieved it (shocker), so I thought I’d give it another go.

4. Go to Berlin
This is quite ambitious, but my friend Hannah and I have made tentative plans for a city break in Berlin next year, so I hope putting it on my list will encourage me to do it!

5. Record a podcast
Again, this was on last year’s list, but I’ve repeated it because it nearly happened, yet didn’t quite come off!

6. Take a driving test
‘Pass a driving test’ feels a little too ambitious, so I’m going with taking one, and hoping I pass!

7. Get new glasses
I desperately need to have an eye test, firstly because I think my prescription has changed rather drastically, and also because I really, really want new glasses!

8. Go to Canterbury
I have been to Canterbury once, to visit a friend at university, and I really liked it. I now have another friend at university there, and I want to go back!

9. Get a third tattoo
I’ve actually achieved my tattoo goals for the last two years, so the odds are good, though my next tattoo plans are a little bit more ambitious this time around, so I need to save up!

10. Photograph 50 Blue Plaques
I love Blue Plaques, and I always try to take photos of them when I see them, but this is a concentrated effort to find them! I have a very handy app that I forget is on my phone, but I’m going to be using it to find them when I’m in London.

11. Compile a top 50 songs list
A little while ago I tried to list my favourite 50 songs, but didn’t get very far. It’s a constantly changing list, but I’d like to try and make it at some point this year!

12. Throw a Gilmore Girls party
This is just a little bit of a cheat, as I already have a Gilmore Girls party planned. Actually, ‘party’ is probably overstating it a little, as it’s more of a gathering. But it’s Gilmore Girls-themed, and it will involve watching the new episodes, eating lots of food, dressing as characters, and having fun. A party it shall be.

13. Listen to an album a week
Another musical goal! I don’t listen to much music at all these days, save what I hear on the radio. When I do listen to Spotify, it’s usually playlists, so I thought it was time to discover more albums! I’m planning on listening to albums, old and new, and doing a blog post each week about them. We’ll see how that turns out – I’m notoriously useless when it comes to series of any kind on this blog!

That’s the first instalment of 35 Before 35, check back tomorrow for the next bunch!


5 thoughts on “35 Before 35 Part I

    1. I have been once before, on a school trip when I was about 14, but I don’t remember it all that well. I’m mostly excited about all the food I am going to eat!

  1. This is a good list! I like the cinemas idea, I visit about four different ones, some big multi screen types and then smaller independent ones. One allows you to take alcohol into the screens and has special holders for wine glasses – how cool is that, sadly I always drive but one day…
    I’m going grey (slowly but surely) but I’m not dying my hair, I’ve decided to let it and when it’s grey I’m going to start experimenting with pastels!
    What’s the Blue Plaques app called?
    Good luck with it all 🙂

    1. Yeah, I have a few grey hairs too… I don’t mind them, but I’d just like it to go completely grey all at once, instead of the odd hair in my fringe that is all wiry and thick!

      The Blue Plaques app that I use is called Blue Plaques of London, and I’ve just realised it’s by the English Heritage Trust. There are loads of different ones though.

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