Category Archives: Fabulist for life

A tick off my fabulist – conquering being out of my depth in water

I only learnt to swim in my late 20’s because I had a terrible fear of water and being out of my depth.  This was from when I was 7.  My first swimming experience was not a good one.  I remember being in the pool with my school class and we bounced around doing “ring, a ring, a roses” when it came to the bit “we all fall down”,we went under water, but I didn’t come back up and had to be fished out. Writing that, I can remember the feeling of the utter terror thinking I was going to drown.  Continue reading A tick off my fabulist – conquering being out of my depth in water

A tick off my fabulist – Go tap dancing

This is an ongoing tick.  As a child I wasn’t allowed dance lessons mainly because they were just so expensive.  That is why on my fabulist there are a lot of dance related tasks.  When I saw a new dance academy starting up in Kendal advertised on Facebook and they were offering adult dance lessons, I couldn’t resist signing up. Continue reading A tick off my fabulist – Go tap dancing

A tick off my fabulist – Visit Beamish

I had always wanted to visit Beamish.  For those who don’t know what Beamish is, it is an open air living working museum in the North East of England.  Based in Stanley, County Durham, it’s a living museum to depict everyday life in the early industrialised 20th century.  The Brainchild of the then director of the Bowes museum, Frank Atkinson.  He was inspired by Scandinavian folk museums, and realising the North East’s traditional industries and communities were disappearing, he set about collecting memorabilia.  Beamish Hall had recently been vacated by the National Coal Board, and was decided to be a suitable location.  In 1970 it opened its doors to visitors and now attracts over ½ million visitors per year. Continue reading A tick off my fabulist – Visit Beamish

A tick off my fabulist – Tequila time 

I’m not sure how I’ve never done the whole tequila shot/slammer thing before. I quite like the theatre behind the sequence. When I posted on social media there was a debate to that I hadn’t done it properly. A slammer can be a tequila shot, lots of ice and a carbonated mixer of choice. Drunk quickly so alcohol goes straight yo your head. Or how I did it with salt and lime or lemon. My list my rules.  Continue reading A tick off my fabulist – Tequila time