Despite living up north for nearly 30 years, I have hardly visited the western Lake District. Mainly due to the time it takes to get there.
Way back when on my 40 at 40 list, I put going on the longest Zipwire on my to do list. At the time it was in SW Scotland only to be superseded a couple of weeks after completion by Zipworld in Wales. https://adventuresofcumbrianblondie.co.uk/2013/03/29/completing-number-40-on-my-40-at-40-list-go-on-a-very-long-zip-wire/
I had always wanted to do the Carlisle to Settle/Settle to Carlisle railway journey. I love travelling by train, watching the world go by as I sit taking it all in. Even better if it is a steam train. In 2015 when Storm Desmond hit Cumbria, there was a landslide near Armathwaite which shut the … More A tick off the fabulist – Settle to Carlisle train journey
When I worked in a pub it was when I was 15, plus it was on the other side of the bar, being a waitress. As a real ale drinker I thought I should learn how to pour the perfect pint.
People may call me vain for putting this on my list but it’s my list at the end of the day. Despite being a fan of the selfie and posting hundreds of pictures to my online albums on Facebook, I hate having my picture taken as I am so incredibly critical of how I look. … More A tick off the fabulist – do a photshoot
Praise be to the YouTube tutorial. Whenever I have tried to apply eye shadow in the past, my eyelids have looked like I have been gang banged by crayola. When I was 40, I was in Manchester on one of my birthday celebrations, I ventured onto a beauty stand in Debenhams, I add to the … More A tick off the fabulist – learn to apply eye shadow without looking like a tranny
As with a lot of things on my fabulist, people like to help as they did with this one. My old friend Kate was reading my list and said Chris will be able to help you out with this one.
I can’t remember how this ended up on my list. I had always been fascinated with how this was done. Simon, a guy I have known for years has started up a bar tending service. http://www.theoccasionalbartender.co.uk/ Whilst looking on his twitter account, I saw a video showing him sabering a champagne cork and contacted him to say … More A tick off the fabulist – sabering champagne cork
When strictly is on, I always watch mesmerised wishing that I could do that. I never was allowed dance lessons as a child which is why it ended up on my list. I was lucky to find a dance school in Kendal, after not being able to do it before Christmas due to illness. I … More A tick of the fabulist – learn ballroom
Firewalking is the act of walking barefoot over a bed of hot embers or stones. I can’t actually remember how this ended up on my fabulist. After a google search, I found there was a UK firewalk, there was a list of charity events which you could register an interest in. Luckily there was one … More A tick off the fabulist – firewalking