By Nick J. Thorpe
When was once the final time you attempted anything really new?
the fashionable global is stuffed with chances, adventures and pleasure but in addition exercises. The day-by-day grind could make us ignore the previous as we embody the monotony of the latter. it may be difficult to extract ourselves from the comforting embody of our favorite television programme, foodstuff or jumper.
For one guy, the boredom of this very sleek existence turned an excessive amount of to endure. And so he challenged himself to deal with it. beginning small, his venture quickly grew into one life-changing yr. fifty two New issues is the tale of 1 guy who made up our minds to place down the Monster Munch, swap off the television and do whatever assorted. He travelled, he danced, he flew, he drove throughout continents, yet most importantly, he begun asserting definite to the hilarious and bewildering reports that lifestyles has to provide. And he has the Christmas unmarried, the tattoo and absence of physique hair to turn out it.
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The opening chapter shows the slow and cautious approach by doing something simple like giving up crisps, but with each week the ante is upped and by the end there are seemingly huge, sweeping changes to his life. But more than that, Nick creates a new philosophy to live by. Shedding ones inhibitions and choosing not to turn on the television and to actually get out there and experience some of the delights the world has to offer. 52 New Things follows in the great tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Hawkes and is every bit as hilarious and engaging.
In fact, if you lay your hands on a breadmaker (which is technically cheating, but we’ll let it go this time) it is simply a matter of deciding which weird and wonderful concoction you’d like to make. Whatever you decide, the same basic steps and principles will apply. So to get you started, here is the simple recipe I employ, using just four ingredients. It’s the basis of every loaf, and if I can make it, anyone can. You’ve got no excuse now – get kneading. Nick’s Simple Bread Recipe Ingredients 500g white flour 2 teaspoons salt 7g fast-action yeast 310ml warm (not hot) water Method 1.
How hard can it be? 25am – Alarm goes off again. I realise that sunrise is in four minutes. I curse and get out of bed. Walk into closed bedroom door. Curse again. 35am – Manage to pull some semblance of a breakfast together consisting largely of toast, baked beans, cheese and three pints of water. Wolf it all down in record time but the sun has come up by the time I finish. Am going to have to postpone eating this evening by half an hour. Rats. 41am – It’s been an hour since my breakfast and I’m feeling pretty good.