I feel bad that I haven’t posted on here in a while. Writing essays for university has a way of eating your time for sure, but now I have some time before my next modules start I decided to give some time to pursuing my interests. Though what gave me the idea for this entry was Becky’s bucket list. Having known her a for quite a long time a lot of what turned up on it didn’t surprise me, travelling has always been an aspiration of hers, though it has inspired me to write about what I aim to achieve in the next few months before I start university work again.
Archery is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, I was practically brought up on the outdoors and having gone to Sherwood from a young age Robin Hood was always a story that wasn’t too far away. The bow is a fascinating tool, as while it builds strength in the arms, can be used for sport or hunting and even as a fire lighting tool, it is a very simple concept being a bowed piece of wood or other material with a string between the ends. There’s also an elegance to the bow, something that I feel is somewhat lost with the crossbow
My goal with archery is two-fold. The first is to find a range to go to where I can practice and learn more about archery in general. The second is to use that experience to choose a bow for myself, as although I know I want a recurve bow the amount of draw weight that would suit me is something I have no idea about yet which is why finding a range to practice on first would be ideal.
I’m not so sure how easy this’ll be to work out, though I’m hoping to volunteer at a fishmonger to learn to prepare fish properly, partly due to outdoor interests but also as I appreciate that its easier to eat healthily when you can use ingredients that are as fresh as possible.
Why fish though you might ask? Well, fish are good for the brain, and the only food I’ve really had issues with eating before was fish due to a paranoia about bones. Volunteering in a fishmonger would be an opportunity to do the work myself and also learning to de-bone fish properly would help me to not worry as much again. Well, so long as I can do the work myself anyway!
I’m pretty certain at this point, and have been for a while, that I need to get my ears seen to. My hearing has always been a bit dubious as what other people seem to be able to hear I couldn’t, which can only really be put down to the wax in my ears. In the past I’ve intended to get it done only to forget to keep up with the ear drops. This time I’m going to do a straight two weeks with the drops and have an appointment ready so I can finally get it done. While its a small thing on the whole, its something that needs sorting and so I’m giving myself every opportunity to remind myself.
Random Other Things
What has amused me though is that, new things to try seem to pop up out of nowhere, like today I saw an article on the BBC about there being a shortage of blood donors, especially younger ones. So I’m now looking to make an appointment for my first ever blood giving.
I’ve also been generously lent the first three series of Game of Thrones to watch, which I’ve been warned can be quite confusing at first until you get to know the various characters and the plot, though it’ll make a change to have a show that’s not as predictable as usual!
I think I’ll leave it there, thanks for reading and I hope you all have a great day!