Tuesday, 9 August 2011

27 things to do before I'm 27...

So, it's out there in the open. I'll be 27 in a couple of months (ish) and yeah I know, I can't believe I'm that young either. Anyway, I was in the shower the other day, doing some thinking (my best place to think by the way, which is why I spend so long in there!) and I realised that I needed to do something for my birthday. I could go ahead and do the whole partying thing, or going out for a meal thing, but to be honest, all that does get a bit boring after a while. And I always feel kinda bad making people pay to come out for my birthday. So I thought maybe I could do something different. Then the idea came to me- 27 things, counting down 27 days before my birthday, all the way to the 19th (of October). Genius. Ok, not really, I know people do this sort of thing all the time, but just not anyone I know. 

Anyhoo, I got really excited as I started to think about the numerous things that I could do, but then I thought, wouldn't it be fab if I could get other people involved as well? So, I've come up with a little list for now, and I would love for you to give me some more ideas, so that I can add to the list. I have a few rules though, which I will share. But please put out as many ideas as you want out there, and I will decide which to go for around a couple of days before the countdown begins. Also, I'm thinking I could blog everyday (during the countdown) to keep you guys updated on what I did. And I may put up some pictures as well, depending on how generous I'm feeling!

Now to the rules;
1. Cost- Whatever I do cannot be too expensive. It would be great if it didn't cost me anything, or if it costs as little as possible (unless it's something absolutely amazing that I wouldn't mind paying for), for obvious reasons- I don't want to be bankrupt by the time my birthday comes!

2. It can't be anything rude or illegal. Hint: I'm a Christian, so whilst I'm up for having fun, I'm not up for compromising.

3. It would be good if it's something I can do either on my way to work in the morning, at work (during my half-hour lunch break of course), or after work. Yes, I spend most of my time at work. But weekends should be fine.

4. It can't be anything too crazy, like bungee jumping, or anything that would involve me risking my life, because I won't do it. Sorry, I do want to see my 27th birthday.

5. Try and incorporate the number 27 into it if you can, but it's not a must.

6. Similar to rule number 4, it can't be too physically tasking. I am a young soon-to-be 27 year old woman. I'm not that strong physically.

7. It doesn't have to be all about me. Something that could bring a smile to the face of someone else would  be good too.

I think that's it. But I may add more rules if I remember any. Here's the list I've come up with for now.

27 things to do before I'm 27:

In no particular order;

1. Buy 27 dresses (literally, or the movie dvd - to be decided before the countdown begins)
2. Hug 27 strangers
3. Tell 27 people about Jesus
4. Visit 'Restaurant 27' and dine there for free (hopefully!). I actually googled this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised to find that it existed! And it's in the UK! What are the chances eh?!
5. Get that coat.
6. Give away 27 personal items
7. Go speed dating (ha! I put this in for fun, but if someone can convince me...)

Right, the rest are for you guys to complete. Let me know your thoughts, and if I get enough responses, who knows, this could be the bestest birthday present ever!


  1. this sounds exciting.
    i du hope yu keep the tot of blogging during the countdown days and wif pics *smiles*

    yu are doing great wif yur list alreadi ..i like numbers 3 and 6.

    ok,here are ma tots
    1.get a t-shirt(yur fav colour) ,have it autographed by 27 people (mayb yur 27 strangers in yur number 2 above)
    2. write down 27 things yu will love to share wif yur 1st daughter when she'z 18.
    3. email,call,or text 27 friends or acquaintances yu havent communicated wif in the past 6 months.

    as one of the latest member of "CLUB 27YRS" ...i du wish yu a lovely birtdae ahead.
    looking forward to seeing the complete list and how u achieve them.
    much love.

  2. Haha great idea: I say fast for 27 days and nights, so u can wear 27 items of Ur's U can't fit in anymore :)

  3. Prepare 2 new recipes every 7 days (ie per week)

  4. @Tamie, thank you so much for your comment! I love your suggestions too! (especially 1 and 2)I will definitely add them to the list and let you know how I get on. Thanks for stopping by!

    @Skyblue, LOL! fast for 27 days and nights? You're absolutely hilarious my friend! As for the two new recipes, I think I can actually do that. We'll see. Thanks for the comments (after all my begging and pleading ;))

  5. I like your list, and I'm snagging some new stuff for myself, lol...

  6. I like the list especially 3 and 6! Nice.. Um unfortunately i can't give any suggestions now as my head is full with so much other stuff! But when i can think, i'll give you 7 things to add to your list! lol...All the best and happy birthday in advance.

  7. @Myne, you're supposed to give me ideas! by the way, you don't know what I'm giving away yet so how do you know you'll want them?? thanks for stopping by!

    @Chinny, I understand your head is busy at the moment. When it calms down, I'll be expecting some ideas! :)

  8. urenna, your rules had me laughing and crying at the same time, so funny, all the best with hugging 27 strangers, make sure you don't have on your wallet! i think the autograph part will definitely work, we all love to feel important. i like the restaurant! this is a great blog, would love to share it, and will definitely think of things you should add to you list. happy birthday in advance! love you to the millionth power!!!

  9. Renny:

    As per your special request, please see the liste below (Can you believe I actually sat down and made a list for you?! LOL):

    * Go bungee jumping
    * Kayaking
    * Take Zumba classes
    * Take Karate / Martial arts / Kick-boxing classes
    * Take Cooking classes to learn to cook something totally different (e.g. Greek food) OR at least buy a cook book and try out a new recipe
    * Go para-sailing, scuba-diving
    * Write a short story (very short story)
    * Write a poem with 27 lines and 3 stanzas (9 lines each) on any topic
    * Attend dance classes (e.g. Ballroom dancing, Salsa, Merengue, Tango, etc)
    * Compose a song and record a single in a studio (probably get a few friends to act as "back-up singers")
    * Do NOT get a tattoo because when you're 37 you might want to erase it (wink)
    * Visit a local animal shelter BUT restrain yourself from adopting ALL the cute puppies
    * Make a list of 27 reasons why you're grateful to God and spend 27 minutes thanking Him for them
    * Crash 27 weddings (it wouldn't hurt if you were invited to a couple!)
    * Bake a cake (cake mix should be fine, but if you can bake it from scratch, that's even better) and decorate it with icing / whipped cream and 27 strawberries spelling your name OR you could just bake 27 individual cupcakes / muffins and top each of them with strawberries (you can tell I am hungry ... LOL)
    * Do NOT get 27 ear piercings (shudders)
    * Make a list of the things you actually DO out of all the suggestions offered, write them in a birthday card, seal it up and read it when you're 37 (Okay....you can read it when you turn 28...LOL!) OR Pass it on to the next friend who is turning 27.

    That's all I could think of presently ....

  10. @Chisome; to the millionth power abi? this love is strong indeed! :) I'm still waiting for suggestions from you o, time is running out!

    @Relentless; I'm amazed. Completely amazed that you would do this for me. Although to be honest it seems to me like you did not read my rules. If you did, you would know that I can't do most of the stuff you suggested. Scuba diving? kayaking ke? And I specifically said no bungee jumping! (you want me to die before my birthday abi???) Anyhoo, thank you so much for the suggestions; I love them and will be adding some to my list!

  11. Renny:

    You're welcome :-)

    Believe it or not, I actually read your rules, but I guess I did not read them closely enough...my bad! I am glad you were able to find some of them helpful though. Have fun!

  12. Why would you tell 27 people about Jesus on your birthday? I hope those 27 people slap you 27 times in the face.. for your birthday of corse. Cheers!