June 4, 2013
25 Before 25 Update

A few months ago I complied a 25 before 25 list, some have been ticked off, some certainly haven’t.

As I am 25 in just two weeks – here’s my final update:

1. Improve my French.

Sometimes, when we’re drunk, my flatmates (the fluent ones) and I play French guessing games. A particular favourite is translating our DVD titles.

I think I’m getting better at speaking it in this very specific capacity.

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2. Visit Scotland for the 1st time

Yes. Done. Though I’ve not seen much more than the confines of the LBi office, I did go on a bus tour of Edinburgh at the weekend and learnt a lot about Scotland’s grave digging heritage.

3. Learn PHP

Pffftt…wonder why I put this in here. I don’t even like PHP. Let’s just pretend I have.

function lock() {
    $file = fopen('file.txt', 'r+');
    if (!flock($file, LOCK_EX & LOCK_NB)) {
        goto retry;
    fwrite($file, 'Success!');


I am trying. I really really am.

4. Go to New York and Canada Thailand India

Yes. That’s happening.

5. Do the three peaks challenge

I was fucking sick in the gift shop at the summit of Snowdon. Not for me. Clearly.

6. Read more.

Yup, got classics ticked off my list since then – Brave New World, The Time Machine and…some others.

7. Pass my GAP and GAIQ exams

8. Finally watch all of the Lord of the Rings

I just. Need. To. Find. The. Time.

Yeah, that.

9. Learn how to use all the functions on my SLR

I’ve not even charged it yet…


10. Perhaps maybe think about potentially possibly learning to drive.

I think it’s crossed my mind, like…once.

It’s crossed my mind – and my mind and I have unanimously agreed I’d be terrible at it and should avoid it.

11. Spend more than £6 on a bottle of wine…and feel fine about it.

I’m still not there yet, not willingly anyway.

If I were to total the cost of the amount of wine I have drank in the past nine months – I should think it would be in 4 figures. That’s enough.

12. Get a coffee machine.


I look at them in shops sometimes…

Flatmate got a peculator for his birthday and I bought some freshly ground beans from a market stall in Greenwich. That so fucking counts.

13. Stop using Paint.net, sit down one afternoon and settle my differences with Photoshop. 

I am divorcing Photoshop on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.

14. Learn about Forex.


16. Go to Venice

17. Stop cheating

18. Ride a horse

Why did I think this was something I wanted to do?!

They can smell my fear.

19. Cycle through central London

I cycled through a park in central London…that counts…surely?!

20. I’ve been in London 2 months now…it’s time to unpack. 

It doesn’t look like that now, but it did, for a day or two.

21. Be tidier


22. Buy a diary – and use it for longer than a week.

Fuck diaries.

23. Speak at another SEO related conference/event

Hopefully! More on this soon.

24. Blog more.

I will I will.

25. Solve financial crisis – personal and global. 

Yes! I am, for the first time since I was 18, out of my overdraft.

OK so all in all – I’ve clearly not done very well there. But, as my mum always says – it’s the taking part that counts.Темпы роста интернет-продаж в России

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