When I put this challenge on my 101in1001 list I had no idea
what it would mean. A tractor? An offroad vehicle, an horse and cart? I wanted
to keep the challenge open.
When I got a cash Christmas present from my boss, I didn’t
want to bank it (such presents always get spent on groceries) I wanted to make
sure I did something special. I looked down the Red Letter Day and Virgin
experience websites and one thing jumped out at me. A Segway ride for two. I
had never ridden a Segway and thought that it sounded fun and bonus! It would
tick of one of my challenges.
Photoshop requires you to be creative and design savvy, two
things I am not. I spent a year miserably failing in a photoshop based job. I
think the only thing I learned to efficiently in that time was crop things
It was one of my goals to extend my knowledge, but it has not been easy. 1: Photoshop is expensivvvvve. Spare cash I have not. 2: Beginner’s photoshop tuition is expensive and you need to dedicate time to it. Time I have not. 3: There are lots of YouTube videos explaining various techniques but they rarely start from the very basics.
My son and I had a whirlwind trip to Berlin back in March.
The weekend was primarily so that he could practice his German (GCSEs are just
around the corner now) and to learn a little history too, but it is nice to get
away as well, and I certainly wasn’t going to say no.
Berlin is an hour and a half flight from Gatwick, there are
two airports both within easy reach of the city centre, so is perfect for a
weekend. Don’t expect to cover it all in a weekend though, there is so much to do.
We did a lot, and I mean a LOT but hurrah there is still enough left to warrant
a second visit.
Berlin is easy to get around. My tip is to stay as close as you can to the U-Bahn (underground) or S-Bahn (rapid transit city train) and you’ll get everywhere easily. Our hotel was called the Titanic Comfort, despite a few minor housekeeping hiccups it was comfortable, functional and best of all it was two mins from Spittlemart U-Bahn and a short 15 walk from Checkpoint Charlie which was where our two and a half day adventure and history download began!
Always a good challenge to take you out of your cooking comfort zone.
I made this challenge harder for myself by trying to cook new recipes either by using a new technique or a new ingredient. This is more difficult than you think, most recipes use basic techniques, hence my challenge of randomly opening a cookbook doesn’t count, it was delicious and new but just a different take on a roast dinner.