Category Archives: 50 Challenges

New Year Challenges

Our 50 challenges for 2013 petered out rather. This chap undertook a series of 30 day challenges, with some success. Some of his ideas overlapped with ours, but we did not suggest that a vegetarian should eat meat! Worth a … Continue reading

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50 Challenges: No. 26 – Walk and Cook Combo

If you have an interest in both walking and cooking, you can always combine them in one holiday, for example with Ramblers Holidays. Tuscany sounds idyllic, and Catalonia pretty good. And some sight seeing and culture thrown in, *** This … Continue reading

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50 Challenges: No.25 Cheat’s Pimms

On a sultry Friday afternoon, what better recipe than for Cheat’s Pimms? (Non-alcoholic ideas below). The consensus is 2 parts gin 2 parts red vermouth 1 part Orange Curacao 1 slice each orange, lemon, cucumber per person. Mix in glass, … Continue reading

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50 Challenges: No 24 Count Your Wins

The previous challenge was to avoid drift, and to set some goals. This week we look at what happens when you achieve them. Sometimes (is it a British thing?) we can think too much of the goals that are still … Continue reading

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50 Challenges: No. 23 Do Not Drift

Yes, I keep reading of people whose glittering career just sort of happened. Good luck to them. There is much less fanfare for those whose failed career was run on the same basis. The disadvantage of drifting through life is … Continue reading

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50 Challenges: No. 22 – Update Your CV

Take the time every 6 months or so to update your CV. Why not this weekend? The first reason is that jobs are insecure at the moment, and that will not change any time soon. Being ready to apply for … Continue reading

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50 Challenges: No. 21 Do What’s Important

Lives seem to get busier, and time ever shorter. Achieving anything is difficult. One trap is doing things which are immediate or urgent, but not important. This might be doing the ironing or going out for a meal, rather than … Continue reading

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