All our Blomberg appliances come with at least a three year warranty. That got us thinking – if you were to buy one today, what could you get done before the warranty expires in three years’ time?
1. Get Engaged (or Married)
According to Metro, it takes an average of two years, 11 months and eight days to go from meeting someone special to getting engaged. If you already have a partner, the chances that you’ll be engaged in three years are pretty good.
Once you’re engaged, the average time to the wedding day is also less than three years.
2. Design and Build a Halo Spaceship out of LEGO
If you’re a fan of the video game franchise Halo, you’ll recognise this awesome Lego spaceship as the UNSC Infinity. It’s over three feet long and includes LED lighting as well as a custom base representing a distant city.
Of course you don’t have to build a spaceship. Three years is plenty of time to construct almost anything from LEGO, from famous landmarks, to animals, vehicles and 2D pictures.
3. Complete a Degree
Most UK undergraduate degrees take less than three years to complete. You don’t even have to attend a physical university if you go for distance learning. Use your three years to study something like computer science or nursing and you could literally change your life.
4. Experience a Blue Moon
‘Once in a blue moon’ may refer to a rare event, but you can experience a blue moon roughly once every three years. They aren’t actually blue though – when a season of the year has four full moons, the third one is given this name.
5. Travel to Mars and Back
If you can get your hands on a spacecraft, travelling to Mars only takes around six months. However, Earth and Mars are only close together roughly every two years, so you’d have to wait before coming home again.
6. Learn to Drive
OK, so it doesn’t actually take three years to learn to drive (on average). However, this is the amount of time drivers say it takes to feel confident behind the wheel.
7. Summarise your Favourite Book in Tweets
It took Chris Juby just over three years to turn every chapter of the bible into a tweet (@biblesummary). You could do the same with pretty much any book – War and Peace and The Lord of the Rings trilogy are both shorter than the King James version. Just make sure it’s out of copyright.
8. Get an Extra Second in your Day
You’ve probably heard of leap years, but what about leap seconds? It’s not a regular thing, but roughly every three years there’s an extra second in the day to make up for the difference between the speed of the earth’s rotation and atomic time.
Theoretically, you should adjust your watch.
9. Attend the Largest Art Festival in the World
If you have three years, you’re guaranteed to be able to attend a triennial event. One example is the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale – the largest art festival in the world. It lasts for 50 days and spans 200 villages in the Niigata region of Japan.
10. Shoot a Time Lapse Video
Time lapse photography involves taking a still image every so often and piecing them together into a video. You could try making one of your children or your dog growing up. Three years is plenty of time to make something spectacular, such as this video of the Northern Lights:
One thing you won’t have to wait three years for is a great deal on a new appliance. Take a look at these models from Blomberg for inspiration.