Monday, 9 May 2016

Memorandum Monday

I don't seem to have left the house much over the past week but when I finally sat down to think about the new things and first times, I've actually managed to come up with quite a long list!

Not a particularly great one to start with though. The day after I bought my new car I picked up a chip on the windscreen - the first time this has ever happened to me and, to go with it, it was also the first time I've used Autoglass and the first time I've had a replacement windscreen fitted. 

Following on from that, I couldn't drive the car straight away so I decided to treat myself to a takeaway delivery, and for the first time I ordered and paid for the meal online instead of phoning for it.  

Last Monday I started two new free online courses - 'Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen' and 'Food as Medicine', both really interesting.  The anatomy was only for two weeks so I finished it this morning and was a taster for me to see if I thought I'd be able to study human biology at A level standard or whether I'd find it difficult to retain the information. I enjoyed the level of detail so am considering starting a biology A level in September.  The food as medicine course is on for another week and is fascinating.

On Wednesday, for the first time I went to see a local big band play (swing, rock and pop music).  This is the band the conductor of the youth band plays in; I've been promising to go for ages and finally got round to it. It was a great evening - I loved it!

On Thursday I watched 'Jurassic World' for the first time as we celebrated Lauren's 19th birthday.  The Jurassic series isn't really my choice of films but this one was watchable and not too scary!

And finally, on Sunday for the first time I made and drank a non alcoholic mojito!

Linking with Sian and waving to all the other Mondayers.


  1. Doesn't that always seem to happen? You got a new to you vehicle and something helps like a chip or a tiny dent in the door? Sounds otherwise like a great week! Good for you for taking those courses too!


  2. I have often heard the quote "let food be the medicine, let medicine be the food". The course does sound fascinating. Oh bother, a chip in the wind screen, well at least it has been sorted.

  3. Sod's Law, that. I hope you are back out enjoying the open road again now.

    There is a lot of A Level Biology revision going on here right now. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I think you two would have plenty to chat about!

  4. That is a lot of firsts for not leaving the house much! Glad you had a good week!

  5. That is just typical about your car. There is a lot of A level Biology revision going on here too. In fact you may spot a biology revision book on my Monday blog. What a lot of firsts!