life wishes

Have Patience with all things, But Chiefly have patience with yourself.

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about reminding them

– every day begin a task anew. 

Life Wishes

My ever evolving wishes for life. This pages started out on SquareSpace in 2010, Moved to Typepad in 2011 and has now flown the coop over to WordPress in 2012. As the days fly by and the years move forward i am ticking things off.

I have often thought about doing this, and now that my 365 days of photos are over I have been thinking about doing something new. I am always left thinking thou what on earth would I put on it. So it’s going to be an evolving list.

In no particular order

{Started Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 6:51PM}

{Last updated December 29 2016}

8 October 2018 – Sadly Nothing to tick off.


  • Give nan and gramp’s a proper send off.
  • Give angel a birthday party with her friends.
  • Visit kyle and bonnie xxxx.
  • Go to the hair dresser.
  • Write out a will.
  • Go on a girls night out.
  • Fit back into wedding dress.
  • Renew our vows.
  • Move into our own home again.


  • Get photos printed from Last cruise


  • Learn how to make coffee art.
  • Make a crockenbouche.
  • Cook at least 5 nigella recipes.
  • Have a cocktail party.
  • Make homemade pasta more often.
  • Make a giant cupcake that doesnt look like the leaning tower of piza.


  • Learn to sew properly
  • Make bag
  • Learn how to make clay tags
  • Make curtains
  • Learn how to arrange flowers
  • Do up a shabby door
  • Get a BELTANE ring made


  • Go to the Melbourne cup
  • Go to Paris
  • Go to Budapest / Hungry
  • Go to England
  • Meet Jules, Shan, Carmie, Cheryl.
  • Go to a retreat,
  • Re-Visit new zealand

Total left @29 December 2016 = 30 / 110. 

Original list had 110 goals on it…

Below is what i have crossed off. 


29 December 2016, how on earth did we get here…

  • Sell the barn. (won’t go into this one, but it’s no longer in our hands and has since been sold).
  • Get a canon eos60d camera (or 70d/700D). ended up getting an Olympus Pen7
  • Make a bus scroll. ended up buying a custom made one

2016 LifeWishes / Goals

  1. Family History.  i have spent a lot of this year working on this, and i am pleased to say that i was able to find  few things, buy a few more, and i am happy at the progress i made.
  2. Online Courses – did not do a lot of these this year. I was working on the family history.
  3. Sort through Photos. whilst not a complete project i would say i have made a dent.
  4. Print batches of family photos from external hard-drive. not done
  5. Sort out my blog, and pay for a new theme / look. a christmas miracle i was gifted around 45 themes from wordpress.


 Update: January 2nd 2015: These have been ongoing wishes, that i may not have written down but that have been something that i have wanted to work through.
  • See/make contact with Robert & Sarah (i sent a new years message and heard back from their mother, that they are requesting no further contact, whilst this is heartbreaking for our little family, we have to move on and continue to make a life without them in it, perhaps in time they will realise that we do love and care for them very much, and that we are very proud of them, and what they have accomplished thus far in their lives)…
  • Get a Thermomix, Whilst this wasn’t on the original life wishes list it has been a wish of mine to get one, and in October 2014 i did. The final payment came out Christmas Eve, so i officially own a TM5 now.
  • Family History – I am slowly working on the family history, and with the Help of Aunty Jenni (AJ) i have found out many new things that i wasn’t aware of to pass on for future generations.

2015 LifeWishes

  1. Family History
  2. Online Courses –
  3. Sort through Photos
  4. Print batches of family photos from external hard-drive
  5. Sort out my blog, and pay for a new theme / look

2013 | 2014

  • Write a letter and make a video to Angel,
  • Write poetry,
  • Get a couple more jo totes,
  • Scrap,
  • Dance,
  • Write a letter,
  • Let’s see what i have been able to cross off in almost two years.
  • where on earth does the time go.
  • Updated August 19th 2014. Goodness me
  • Be more organised for Christmas,
  • Go to spotlight,
  • Craft more,
  • Go to more school events,
  • have a games night,
  • clean out the facebook and twitter lists,
  • go to a restaurant that i have never been too,
  • Meditate, wish upon a star, get film for the polaroid camera or buy one of the new cameras, go to the art gallery.


Updated October 2012.

  • See Robert and Sarah *Seen them August 2012.
  • Laugh more * learning too.
  • Make amends, forgive and forget *Slowly learning and since moving know i have a much better life now than what i had before.
  • Learn not to take what others do or say personally *^ See previous.
  • Walk more *Slowly trying to do this, got a plantar wart taken out.
  • Save money *hahaha… i have set a new bank account up.
  • Get a new wedding ring made up for our tenth anniversary *got a Tiffany & Co ring for 11th.
  • Spend less time on Facebook and Twitter *haha i dont spent as much time on twitter and i am trying to cut down on Facebook.
  • Search and remove myself from social networking sites that I no longer use. *an ongoing process.
  • Celebrate life. Go on a picnic *went to Stanley Tas.
  • Spend more time with my nieces and nephews *miss these guys so much.
  • Call family more *speak to Melissa once a week, and Daniel probably once a month.
  • Comment on more of the blogs that i visit * update my contact lists

Updated July 2012 –  

  • Lose between 5-25kgms  This is an ongoing goal.
  • Get a professional family photo done – Got several done on the cruise in 2011.
  • Go out on a date with my husband we try and go on regular lunch dates.
  • De-clutter clothes that no longer fit  Did this in June 2012.
  • Get coffee machine fixed.  Ended up throwing it out.
  • Read more: Have been buying ebooks and reading on the iPad.
  • See movies that I haven’t seen  Havent been to the movies but have been watching movies on fetch and foxtel.
  • Go to a concert went to cold chisel in November 2011.
  • See a play December 2011.
  • Drink more water.
  • Create a home with an inviting, joyous, comfortable, loving atmosphere.
  • Donate to charity.
  • Spend time with holly We gave holly to another family in June 2011.
  • Buy something from Tiffany’s.
  • Wear less black.
  • Scan nans photos.
  • Remove myself from mailing lists.
  • Teach Jack to cook.
  • eat more healthy foods.
  • buy more wine | get a check up.
  • clean out my gmail account.


UPDATE Thursday June 2nd 2011 i didnt realise it had been so long since i updated this: 

  • Go to a wildcats game  Jack, angel and i went to a finals game.
  • Catch up with old friends – caught up with kylie and leeanne at melissa and bj’s wedding.
  • Learn to use the camera better – got a new camera that i am loving using.
  • get an ipad did this in january.
  • Buy more flowers in the warmer months we brought quite a few.
  • find my spiritual side again i am gradually doing this

Update on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 11:14AM – its been a while since i updated this so i hope i have been able to at least cross a few things off.

  • I finally got the mac off layby.
  • Write poetry.
  • Drink more water.
  • get an iPad.
  • Buy more flowers.
  • Go on a picnic.
  • Spend more time with my nieces and nephews.
  • Remove myself from mailing lists.
  • have a games night.
  • comment on more of the blogs that i visit.
  • go to freo
Update on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 12:11AM.
In the process:  
  • Go on another cruise – Is booked.
  • Buy a mac {on layby} paid for in Febuary 2011
Update on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 12:09AM – Ticked off some more things in november / december / january –
  • Hug more.
  • Use my cookbooks more.
  • Go to Perth.
  • Keep my diary updated.
  • Continue with my daily photos.
  • Clean out everything I am not going to watch on foxtel IQ2.
  • Go to IKEA.
  • Watch more dvd’s.
  • Color my hair again


Update on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 6:58PM well it all has to start somewhere, and even small steps are an achievement.

  • Create a bucket list blog: November 1, 2010.
  • Buy a pair of jeans: November 5, 2010.
  • learn how to make paper flowers: November 8/9, 2010.
  • Organise my pantry: November 12, 2010.
  • Donate to telethon: November 14, 2010

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