So, I’ve cut out a pattern and washed my fabric. I wouldn’t say the progress is *extensive*, but it’s happening. I’ve lost a bit of weight (and plan to lose more), so I’m not sure at what point I ‘fit’ my pants. I guess there is no rush.
3. Take a photography course – in progress
www.proudphotography.com has a ‘basics’ course which I am part-way through. Thankfully, there is no real time limit on it – my biggest problem is finding daylight in which to do the exercises (it’s dark when I get home).
12. Own a piece of vintage jewellery – complete
Dad brought over a whole heap of jewellery that belonged to Mum. Some is more vintage than the rest. And some is more appealing than the rest! Class of 1977 ring from Frank Scott Bunnell High School, anyone? (wow, class rings are ugly. Glad we don’t bother with them in my part of the world)
15. Learn to greet people in Vietnamese – complete
This one involved a little Googling – pronunciation is key, as Vietnamese is a tonal language. So hopefully I won’t embarrass myself too much.
23. See a 3D movie – complete
I saw Harry Potter in 3D. Conclusion? Not really worth the extra few dollars. And annoying, because you can’t wear *actual* glasses and 3D glasses at the same time.
25. Become a New Zealand citizen – in progress
I’ve got the forms signed off by the relevant people (Dad, and a workmate). I just need to book in an appointment and pay some cash...
28. Buy one new piece of furniture – complete
Generally I prefer second-hand furniture – it’s better for the environment, and you are more likely to end up with something unique and well-made (and for a better price). But sometimes it’s nice to have something new. It’s rather prosaic, but I threw together a bookcase in which to store my sewing materials.