Non Crafty: 2015

Moving this list to a post, to clear some page space, and ease scrolling…

Here was my Non-Crafty list for 2015 aka my 30 before 30…

Kay’s 30 Before 30 Challenge!

1: Read 6 Books from my massive book pile! X

  • The Sleeper and The Spindle- Neil Gaiman
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Hamlet (this counts right? Even though it’s a play?)
  • Dr Sleep (seriously I’ve been reading this on and off for a year!)

Close… .

2: Post 1 photo a day onto instagram, for a year! X

Started doing this and got bored with it… New suggestions welcome for next year… 

3: Complete all my scrapbooks!

This didn’t completely happen but I have finished more than one… and will take photos and update the gallery when I have time.

4: Finish two cross-stitch WIPs

I was very disappointed not to do this I didn’t end up doing much stitching at all! 

5: Make Cards for everyone this year!


6: Watch 12 Film Series this year (series of 3+ movies in a collection)

1- Taxi, Taxi 2, Taxi 3 (French version)

2- Back to the Future, Back to the Future 2, Back to the Future 3

3- Indiana Jones: Raiders, Temple, Crusade, Crystal

4- Star Wars Eps 1-6 (and 4,5,and 6 again….)

5- Jurassic Park 1-3 and Jurassic World

6- X-Men, X2, The Last Stand, 1st Class and Days of Future Past

7- Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises

8- Edgar Wrights Cornetto Trilogy- Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End

9- Toy Story 1-3

10-  Mad Max 1-3 and Mad Max Fury Road

11- Daniel Craig Bond Films/New Bond – Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre

12-  The Hunger Games 1-4


7: Do 5 crafty swaps

3 by the end of the year.


8: Run 2 Giveaways!

Due to lack of time and my hiatus this year, this didn’t happen, but I’m hoping next year.

9: Learn a new crafty skill

I didn’t in the end due to circumstances beyond my control

10: Learn 5 songs on bass

I have learned some things on bass, but not specifically songs. So kind of half way…

11: Improve my blog photography

I haven’t had to take photos recently, though I like to think I’m more aware of problem areas, and when it comes to photography I now know how to do better.

12: Reach the top of the Eiffel Tower DONE! June 16th

4 Paris Tues 16th (16)

13: Meet Mickey Mouse DONE June 11th

3 DLP Thurs 11th (29)

Because I’m a big kid!

14: Return to Comic-Con – In Costume

Amazing… Totally done and had a great time!

15: Get Fit (or at least fitter)

I can’t really judge this, I have my good and bad days, though I still want this for next year anyway, it was more motivational than anything!

16: Surf – For the first time! X

Didn’t happen – due to circumstances beyond my control!

17: Road Trip!!

Unless Birmingham counts for Comic Con… :/

18: Complete the April A-Z Challenge 2015!

Done, and I loved every minute!

19: Pay off my Debt

This one can carry on for next year

20: Get into a better daily routine Half Done

I have my good days and my bad days. I still need to try harder, but when it works it really works well!

21: Learn something new DONE

I chose to use this one sensibly and have actually just learned to cook more…. and different things! So yes I have, not a specific thing, but just extended my knowledge and skills 🙂

22: Write more letters X

Time was a factor here, I have already got more of a plan for 2016 and this is back on there. Though there won’t be an official list next year.

23: Sing at an open mic night X

Just didn’t happen

24: Throw a big party for family and friends X

Not happening… Out of my control. I would have liked doing this.

25: Go to London and see a show

Half Done

Did see two plays with National Theatre Live, the encore of Coriolanus and the LIVE showing of Hamlet, so I’m half counting it as it was technically IN London, even if I wasn’t… 

26: Cook a roast for Boyfriends Mother

Done 26/1/15

Actually happened more than once!

27: Quit smoking…


28: Finish or be on the way to finishing the Advent Calendar

It needs finishing off… But it’ll get there

29: Make something new for the Christmas Decoration collection!

I didn’t do this but I have prepared it for xmas 2016…

30: Knit something… and finish it!

I did manage this! 

all together around half complete. It was a good motivator though!!


Non Crafty: 2014

Moving this list to a post, to clear some page space, and ease scrolling…

Here was my Non-Crafty list for 2014

Read at least 6 books– fail….world of fail….

1 11/22/63 – Stephen King

2  Merry Christmas Alex Cross – James Patterson


Watch a film for each letter of the alphabet (this should be easy!)


A – Avengers Assemble (DVD)

B – Brothers Grimm (On Netflix)

C – Captain America – The First Avenger (on DVD) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Cinema) Cowboys and Aliens (On Netflix)

D – Defendor (on Netflix)

E – Expendables 2 (DVD)

F – Fast & Furious [all 6] (DVD)

G – Grabbers (on Netflix) – A Good Day to Die Hard (DVD)

H – The Hobbit part II – The Desolation of Smaug (Cinema)

I – Iron Man (DVD) – Iron Man 2 (DVD) Incredible Hulk (DVD)

J – Jackie Brown (DVD)

K – Kick Ass 2 (DVD)

L – Little Voice (on Netflix)

M – My Neighbor Totoro (DVD)

N – Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (on Netflix) Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (DVD)

O – Outlander (on Netflix)

P – The Proposal (On Netflix)

Q – The Quick and the Dead (On Netflix)

R – Riddick (DVD) Robocop (1987) (On Netflix)

S – Skyfall (DVD) Super 8 (On Netflix)

T – Thor (DVD) Thor 2 – The Dark World (DVD)

U – Up (On Netflix)

V – Van Wilder (on Netflix)

W – The Worlds End (DVD) – Wild Child (On Netflix) Waiting (On Netflix)

X – xXx (DVD)

Y – Youth in Revolt (On Netflix)

Z – Zombieland (DVD)

I have watched many others, but this is just a few…

TV Series’ We’ve Watched –

American Horror Story (seasons 1 & 2)

Farscape (including The Peacekeeper Wars)

I’m Alan Partridge/Knowing Me Knowing You

Dusk til Dawn



Come Fly With Me

Mighty Boosh

The League of Gentlemen


Black Mirror

Sons of Anarchy

Fresh Meat

Friday Night Dinner


Flight of the Conchords



Prague, Cheddar, Sussex, Stratford, Birmingham, Warwick, Brecon Beacons (Wales),

Other suggestions welcome just add a comment!