Better late than never here’s how I got on with my monthly contributions to my Things Before 30 list in February.
14. Listen to at least one new (to me) band a month.
I’m struggling to remember all of the new music I listened to in February, so it clearly can’t have made a great impression on me. I know that I gave Ute Lemper a try, but she didn’t really do it for me. I also heard The Maccabees for the first time right at the end of the month, I was interested enough by what I heard that I’ll definitely be giving them more of a tryout.
ETA: A few hours after posting this I’ve remembered the first new band I listened to in February was SafetySuit. I’m still making my mind up about them, but I’m pretty sure they’re going to get their own post sometime in the future.
19. Watch one as yet unwatched classic movie a month.
This month’s classic movie was a modern classic, Speed. When everyone else was watching it all those years ago I was still avoiding anything with explosions and fire. I’ve got over this aversion and so I was really keen to see why people held it in such high estimation, I wasn’t disappointed. It was hugely entertaining, and I know I’m going to end up rewatching it plenty of times.
22. Try out a new recipe once a month.
This month I tried out the gluten free version of the five minute mug cake. I thought it would be a good recipe to try, if it worked then providing I kept the ingredients in stock I would always have the option to make a quick pick me up. It was definitely more of a chocolate sponge pudding rather than a cake, but with custard it was absolutely delicious. I’m confidant I’ll be making more cakes in mugs.
27. Read one non-fiction book every month.
I read Rachel Johnson’s A Diary Of The Lady as my non-fiction this month. I already reviewed it here.