03 February 2014

Sian's 49

photo: www.pudgycaddy.com

A few weeks ago Sian posted her list of 49 Things to Do list for the blog Cos You Want To Club. I have a list and will be sharing it in the future. Sian's whole thing is that we have a post just waiting for a day when we need something for the blog. But, I can post her list and share what I have done from hers. Rinda did and I think a common list makes it so much more fun.

Here it is, then...
49 Things: My (Sian's) Life in a List
Have (by Beverly, me) items are in bold, comments scattered ;)
  • Kept a friend for more than twenty years..indeed quite a few, I have had a few for close to 50)
  • Made my own jam (lots of it, in a Little House kind of way)
  • Sewn a quilt...no but working on my first right now
  • Learned how to tap dance...I took tap for 10 years then taught for 3 years
  • Ridden on a tandem
  • Walked up the outside of a volcano...but not an active one
  • Found or sent a message in a bottle
  • Crossed the equator
  • Slept in the open air
  • Appeared on Live TV
  • Been locked in overnight - or long enough at least for it to start getting scary
  • Seen the Terracotta Army in China
  • Admired the Crown Jewels in London
  • Looked at Paris from the heights of the Eiffel Tower..no but I have from the base lol
  • Caught a glimpse of the Northern Lights...very high on my actual list!!
  • Visited a penpal
  • Tracked down a long lost relative or friend through the internet
  • Set my heart on something and worked tirelessly to achieve it
  • Driven from one end of my country to the other...we took the boys cross country but stopped shy of California
  • Flown in a hot air balloon
  • Built my own house
  • Found a beautiful fossil to take home and keep
  • Gone to a school reunion and enjoyed it
  • Met an idol
  • Been photographed with someone famous
  • Held a stranger's hand just because they needed me
  • Had a handsome man buy me champagne
  • Partied through til breakfast
  • Won a bet
  • Found something valuable and make sure it is returned to its rightful owner
  • Sold something I made myself
  • Had an interesting part of my body pierced (or maybe a tattoo?)
  • Dyed my hair a crazy colour....but it was soooo not intentional :(
  • Gone out on the town in an outfit I've made entirely myself
  • Spent far too much money on something I've never worn
  • Spotted a ghost
  • Discovered a peacock feather lying on the grass and take it home
  • Been recognised for some kind of community service
  • Judged a competition
  • Won a competition
  • Started a Mexican Wave....is this the same thing we just call the Wave in America?
  • Taken part in some kind of endurance event
  • Scored an own goal, figuratively or otherwise
  • Discovered disappointment, but found a way out of it
  • Got something published
  • Seen my name in lights
  • Taken up something new and discovered that I'm good at it
  • Asked for my money back
  • Been treated as an emergency...more times than I wish to remember
So what about you, what have you done from Sian's list of 49?


  1. Always interesting to see what people have done! Any chance of a tap dancing photo? :)

    1. Probably not an action shot to be found but there a quite a few posed group shots.

  2. Yes, the tap dancing is my favourite on the list too. Rinda knows how to tap dance too, so I'm feeling this is definitely a skill I should be thinking about acquiring :)

    Looking forward to a new list now too

    1. Tap dancing is the best and a great cardio workout. I have shoes that fit now but my knees forbid it :( You should definitely take a class!!!

  3. I am another who wants to see more the tap dancing! I am trying to persuade the boy that a tandem would be great. He is less keen as he knows he will be doing most of the pedalling!

    1. lol but that is the beauty of a tandem ;)

  4. Wow - you've checked off quite a few things. So far I haven't seen anyone who's sent a message in a bottle - but we have!! (No reply though!)

    1. No reply yet...maybe it hasn't reached that distant shore ;)

  5. Love the comment about dying your hair. LOL!

    1. ohhhh it was bad, like realllly bad, think Lucy Ricardo orange!!!


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