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Things I did in 2013 that I'd never done before

What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?

Climbed over the Millennium Dome, cross-stitched space invaders and QR codes, saw a basking shark in the sea, went inside Battersea Power Station and gazed up in awe, drew in 3D (with a 3D printing pen), ate purple carrots, walked backwards around a 1000 year old yew tree seven times and made a wish, learnt Processing and created an app to draw art on my phone while I slept, went to Atlantis, saw an upside down house, ate dark chocolate & porcini ice-cream, licked an obelisk, saw the shortest lighthouse in Britain, tasted bitters made with moisture extracted from Winston Churchill's war rooms, went on a funicular in London, visited Yahoo!'s London office, visited the Museum of Water and saw water squeezed from fresh PlayStation 3 consoles, which if you drink it turns the user into a video game character after midnight, watched some of The Time Machine in alphabetical order, made a Tetris necklace, saw a handkerchief tree in bloom, ate yuzu ice-cream, went to a museum crammed with instruments that played themselves, went inside Wellington Arch and saw photos of brutalist architecture, visited the smallest park in the UK, listened to interesting tech-related talks on a converted East German fishing vessel, climbed the Monument, made a Horny Werewolf Day diorama that lit up when you touched bits of it, using conductive thread, conductive ink and wires that I soldered, admired the views from One Canada Square and the Shard, wrote my 7th novel of at least 50,000 words in the month of November for NaNoWriMo, attached food to a Makey-Makey and made things happen using Scratch, visited a 16-sided house and saw collages made of seaweed and a shell gallery, made seitan, saw Knightmare Live and the real Treguard afterwards, played space invaders where I could shoot quotes from Foucault, wandered inside the Crystal Palace Subway, ate a purple sweet potato KitKat, made a piece of art for every day in August for the second year running, gazed at the sea and saw Santas surfing, chased a butterfly underneath a rainbow.

Also see summaries of:
Events and Travel
Art exhibitions and museums
Tube Walks, Capital Ring sections, Open House Weekend, Trees, Flâneurs, SF0, Coursera, NaNoWriMo, NaArMaMo
What I ate and drank for the first time in 2013

For comparison: 2012.
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