By Nick J. Thorpe
When used to be the final time you attempted whatever actually new?
the trendy international is stuffed with chances, adventures and pleasure but additionally exercises. The day-by-day grind could make us ignore the previous as we embody the monotony of the latter. it may be not easy to extract ourselves from the comforting embody of our favorite television programme, nutrients or jumper.
For one guy, the boredom of this very glossy lifestyles grew to become an excessive amount of to endure. And so he challenged himself to deal with it. beginning small, his undertaking quickly grew into one life-changing yr. fifty two New issues is the tale of 1 guy who determined to place down the Monster Munch, swap off the television and do anything varied. He travelled, he danced, he flew, he drove throughout continents, yet most importantly, he began asserting certain to the hilarious and bewildering reviews that existence has to provide. And he has the Christmas unmarried, the tattoo and shortage of physique hair to end up it.
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Do this in the airing cupboard perhaps, but not the oven as that’ll kill the yeast. 5. Lightly grease a baking tray (or bread tin, obvs) and place the dough inside. Leave to rise for another hour. In the meantime, heat your oven to 220˚C/Fan 200˚C/Gas 7 and pour yourself a beer – you’ve earned it. 6. Dust the loaf with flour, score an arty cross on the top with a knife and sling it in the oven for around 20–25 minutes, or until golden brown and sounding hollow when tapped on the bottom. That might sound rude, but it really isn’t.
I can literally feel the food sliding down my throat and hitting my appreciative stomach. The relief is palpable and I actually groan, revelling in the gluttony.
I think this is a shame. Skinny-dipping (or swimming naked, as we should probably call it) is intoxicatingly good fun. It forces you to confront any fears or insecurities you have about your body, and then discard them in favour of running into the ocean or river, giggling like a child. The sensation of throwing your clothes off and charging into the water is indescribable. It is fear mixed with excitement mixed with carefree abandon. It is us in our natural state, for better or for worse, interacting with nature, just as we must have done millennia ago.
52 New Things. The least famous Nick Thorpe in the world and his journey to conquer the boredom... by Nick J. Thorpe