19/26 New Things Challenge: Go dance in complete darkness with strangers!

Another dance challenge for my for my 26 things to do before I turn 26 list! This time I attended No Lights No Lycra – an evening where you dance in complete darkness and really let loose! It’s a great chance to live out a cliche and ‘dance like no one’s watching,’ because no one canContinue reading “19/26 New Things Challenge: Go dance in complete darkness with strangers!”

18/26 New Things Challenge: Go to a Rave in the Morning!

I’m not much of a morning person! In fact I rather if people didn’t talk to me in the mornings until I’ve had a coffee or a tea. But the idea of raving at 7:00am, on a weekday before starting work sounded oddly appealing and a good one for my 26 things to do before IContinue reading “18/26 New Things Challenge: Go to a Rave in the Morning!”

17/26 New Things Challenge: Kite Surfing in St Kilda

Last time I was in Australia I tried surfing a few times and I sucked. Back home in Kent I tried windsurfing and I sucked. So on this trip I thought I’d give Kite Surfing a go and guess what? I didn’t suck! Kite surfing is a popular water sport at Melbourne’s city beaches inContinue reading “17/26 New Things Challenge: Kite Surfing in St Kilda”

16/26 New Things Challenge: Watch a Softball Game

There seems to be a lot of sports in Australia that just don’t get any attention at home and that’s most likely due to the crappy weather at home. On this trip I have seen beach volleyball, baseball, AFL and the latest one I have been introduced to ‘Softball’ Previously I had never seen aContinue reading “16/26 New Things Challenge: Watch a Softball Game”

15/26 New Things Challenge: Take a closer look at the Sun

This is kinda one of those convenient, on the spot new things. Basically I saw something, I realised I hadn’t done it, so I queued up and I did it. Last year at the Greenwich Observatory I got to see the moon and that was pretty awesome. So last month when I was walking aroundContinue reading “15/26 New Things Challenge: Take a closer look at the Sun”

13/26 New Things Challenge: Take a Spanish Lesson

One of the things on my much larger  to do list in life is to visit South America. I would really love to be able to speak Spanish whilst there. Unfortunately the only Spanish I know I learnt as a child from an episode of Rainbow I watched, repeatedly. Having rewatched (half of) the episodeContinue reading “13/26 New Things Challenge: Take a Spanish Lesson”

12/26 New Things Challenge: Read a book in 24 hours

I have a long list of books I know I should read and want to read. So I gave myself the task of reading one of those books I’ve been meaning to read in 24 hours. My book of choice was ‘Slaughterhouse Five’ by Kurt Vonnegut which I have been wanting to read ever sinceContinue reading “12/26 New Things Challenge: Read a book in 24 hours”

11/26 New Things Challenge: Take a Tai Chi Class

Perhaps you remember that in my Bubble Soccer post I mentioned how some form of activity normally makes me feel better when I have a hangover, well Tai Chi doesn’t work… I decided to take a free Tai Chi class on the morning after the night before. Cycling there probably my third mistake. My secondContinue reading “11/26 New Things Challenge: Take a Tai Chi Class”

10/26 New Things Challenge: Take part in a Zombie Shuffle

What do we want? BRAINS! When do want it? BRAINS! This is what I chanted last month during Melbourne’s zombie shuffle around the streets of Melbourne’s CBD with thousands of the undead! This annual event is Melbourne’s “biggest gathering of the undead” who stop traffic, line up tourists and drip blood all the way from TreasuryContinue reading “10/26 New Things Challenge: Take part in a Zombie Shuffle”