#19for2019, 2 down, 17 to go …

It’s always nice to be able to tick off items on a list (or is that just me?) My #19for2019 includes some activities which I’ll work on over the year but others which I can quickly tick off. So far in the first six weeks of the year I’ve managed to tick off 1 and 3, bake a meringue and prepare a cub blanket for my son.

I used this meringue recipe from BBC Good Food which is my go to foodie website and it worked perfectly.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2445/ultimate-meringue

I chose a meringue as I wanted to try a new technical challenge. The meringues were that beautiful mix of crispy and chewy. I’m always keen to develop a theme so whilst this recipe ticked off make a meringue I also want to try a Baked Alaska and Lemon Meringue pie this year to perfect my technique.

My second item to be ticked off was the cub blanket. I needed to take the badges off my son’s old Beaver jumper and start his cub blanket ready for camp later this year. It was a comforting activity, sitting with it in my lap as I did the job and knowing its something he will snuggle under too. I suppose it’s part 1 as when he moves to Scouts I’ll need to do the same with his cub badges. He loves scouting and it is such a positive experience for him.

So that’s 2 of my 19 ticked off, I wonder what will be next …

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#19for2019

So here is my list of #19for2019, an idea inspired by the Happier podcast by Gretchen Rubin.  It is not a list of resolutions, simply a list of things you want to do in 2019 which will make you happy.  I’m just publishing today and as I tick each one off, I’ll explain the story behind the activity.  I did it last year and it really did make me much happier and excited at planning and participating in these new opportunities.  I’m looking forward to 2019!

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