The challenges were written by guests & I am currently working my way through in no particular order other than attempting what seem the simplest first so that I can try out some of the filming and recording!
Read War & Peace – In a Week
This challenge was entered twice, the second with the caveat of completing it in a week which was no mean feat as an audio reading is apparently just over 60 hours of listening which possibly would have been easier.
I had some sense of the story from watching a TV dramatisation some years ago which helped me keep on tract with the general story & numerous characters with impossible sounding names.
I read on the ferry to Ireland, in the car while my husband was watching rugby & basically any spare minute I found including sitting in bed with what my hubby nicknamed my ‘miners lamp’ on my head so I could continue reading while he slept.
Still I did achieve it so it motivated me to attempt the second whilst starting to put together the plans to enable me to move on to the more complicated ones.
Tie & Knots in 7 Days
This was the second challenge to be attempted that was set by my oldest friend and proved to be more difficult than anticipated especially trying to film it and make the final version watchable!
I now can tie a few knots but really (if I had known then)I should have asked the cowboys we watched at a Rodeo in Montana as I am guessing they could have shown me a knot or two – The Highway man for sure.
Even though this challenge did test my patience at various points during the week I still did laugh in places and it triggered some memories from the past of my girl guiding days.
Doing A Munro
I am now busy getting ready for the first of the really physical challenges which involves travelling to Scotland. From where I live that’s a bit of a drive & Paddi the dog will also be tagging along.
The Munro walking was fun and is duly recorded to show what it was like. It was a good taster in the preparation for one of the other challenges that will come along in the future.
This one is currently up on the You Tube channel and was great fun.