No.8: Greet a complete stranger
The first new thing on Saturday was in the bag before the sun came up! Due to catching an 8.30am train from the other side of London, we were out of our flat rather early and, much to the surprise of Mike, I decided to cash in on a new thing straight away. It's one I've been wanting to do since I started this game: say hello/good morning/good afternoon etc to a complete stranger.
If you're reading this and live in a village, you're probably wondering what the fuss is about. I grew up in a village and unless your fence sits half a centimetre over your neighbours garden, then it's part of daily life to greet everyone you see. In the big smoke however, it's not so much part of daily life to say hello when passing a stranger in the street. Though in defence of the big smoke, there are a huge number of people, so to greet every stranger you pass would give you a little jaw ache to say the least! On the flip side, London is like a mish-mash of villages all stitched together, so it shouldn't be too hard to say the odd hello in your London neighbourhood should it?
Anyway, that's exactly what I did at 7am on Saturday, said good morning to two street cleaners and was pleasantly surprised as they returned it with an equally cheery hello!
No.9: Visit a new geographical location in the UK
The weekend away took us to Chichester and West Wittering, thanks to a lovely invite from friends holidaying there. Neither of us had been to either place before, so it was a mini adventure! And how happy do we look with our adventure lollies! LOL!
The few hours we had in Chichester were lovely, especially as we got to visit the beautiful Cathedral gardens.
West Wittering was also stunning, the lovely weather being a bonus! We managed to get two trips to the beach, watch some crab fishing and have fish and chips for tea. Perfect weekend away by the sea!
No.10: Learnt a new game
Our lovely friends taught us a great game called Yahtzee. Brilliant if you like a board game or two!
Right, lets chalk these beauties up on the board!