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Murder at 40 Baskets

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Murder at 40 Baskets

With the remaining days of my twenties slipping between my fingers faster than a wet fish, panic has begun to set in. Will I really complete all of my Top 30 challenges before I turn 30?!

On Friday night, I dashed to my friend Pat’s house to commiserate. She has signed herself up to a similar challenge. With more time up her sleeve, but fewer challenges completed, she understood my predicament well.

You may remember Pat from the Maccas Challenge. You might think that challenge a little less… well… challenging than some of the others, but that’s probably because Pat knew she’d be asking me to return the favour. Little did I know, when providing Pat with my challenge, that her list has a catch. You see, anyone who offers Pat an item for her list has to actually complete the challenge with her. It’s only now that I know to regret my challenge for her, “Break the law”.

Pat enjoys the outdoorsy life in Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches. So, after a night drowning our respective third-life-crisis sorrows, we headed out to greet the new day with an excursion to a little beach called ’40 Baskets’, nestled along the shore of Sydney Harbour.

Little did we know that we would both tick off a challenge that day… and little did we know it would be one of the most traumatic days of our lives.

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I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas

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I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas

I’ve always been a little jealous of our friends in the Northern Hemisphere… at least, when it comes to Christmas. The thought of a white Christmas sends me quite green with envy. Perhaps it’s because of all the Christmas carols and Christmas TV specials that have wormed their way into my heart over the years. “6 White Boomers” never stood a chance.

Then again… Frosty the Snowman might be alright, but he’s got nothing on a “Blue Christmas”!

You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white,
But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas…

Yes, this year, I took to the water like a duck with 30 challenges to complete before its 30th birthday! Under the scorching red hot Australian sun I had a red hot go at list items number 3, ‘Finish your scuba diving course‘ and number 5, ‘Catch, kill and cook an animal of some variety‘.

Here is the photographic evidence!

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