The pursuit of Hoppyness

I am the beer-making queen. All bow down before me. Not only have I completed my second challenge (and thanks, Cat, it was a great one) but I’ve managed to perform some kind of alchemy, creating a dark red, extremely fizzy beer from a pale ale kit. Magic.

Here are my top tips on how to brew the perfect beer*:

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Update: week 1

It’s been a busy old week. I felt like I’d made LOADS of progress on the challenges but I just looked at the full list again and realised how much there is to get through. Yikes. Still, some progress made…

Charlie

Horse riding is REALLY painful the day after you’ve done it. And it’s also bloody hard. Kat and I went to Wythenshawe Riding Stables on Saturday for my first equestrian experience. I was queasily sceptical before we arrived but due to my nervousness around horses the people at the stables paired me up with Charlie, a ridiculously placid horse who they usually give to (and I quote) “the kids from the special school” because of his stoic and unflappable nature. Charlie was ace.

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  1. Write a Children’s Story

I really love that a lot of the people who’ve set me challenges have said that they’d like to be involved in the carrying-out of them. The truly brilliant Ben, one of my nearest and dearest, is one such. His challenge is for me to write two short stories for children, to which he will contribute a third and some illustrations. What a really, really lovely way to collaborate with friends.

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