Falling Forward: A Girl & Her Lists

Projects Update

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On the 101 in 1001 side of things, I have crossed two more off my list.

28. Find and shoot film for both my old cameras Completed 2010
Actually, I only managed to find film for the Fuji Instax 200, but I sold my Becini Comet and threw away the Kodak Instamatic that I bought for £3 in the charity shop because really, I was never going to use it.

33. Buy at least one new lens for the DSLR Completed January 2010
Okay, technically this one is a cheat too, as I am yet to purchase any glass that will work with the DSLR, however, I did buy my first lens for the 35mm SLR, so I’m going to count this one as completed too. (Give a girl a break, it’s been a tough month.)
I’ve also updated the book list page here if anyone is interested to know how I’m getting on with my challenge of reading 100 books in 2010 :)

Books, Books & More Books

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The delectable Miss Marks monitored how many books she’s read last year and racked up a whopping 140. I’m a bit of a vorocious reader, and she’s inspired me to do the same this year.

I am always thankful to have a local library – without which I’d probably have to choose between books and buying food, in which case I would always be starving.

I’ve added my list to the top tab bar, above, and plan to do a monthly round up for any new additions.

If you have any recommendations, feel free to leave a comment – and if you want me send me any books then all donations are gratefully received 😉


1. 08/01/10 – The To Do List – Mike Gayle
2. 14/01/10 – The Dark Half – Stephen King
3. 17/01/10 – The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Currently Reading:
Blue Collar – Danny King
Rose Labyrinth – Titania Harding

101 in 1001 Update

Posted by in 101 in 1001, Projects

Plus a general life update, I guess. But first, the list.
Completed since I last updated in October 2009:
49. Finish my 365 project
There were several times when I didn’t make it to the end of this project. So glad I did.

Failed Goals:

41. Make packed lunches for Chris and I every day for a month
45. Post at least once a week to www.exquisitefunction.com for a year

Life has changed quite a bit since we last conversed. Chris and I split up after three years together, and I am currently in a state of limbo – half my belongs here with me in my parents house, half still in the house in Cambridge. I quit both my jobs, and have a new job in Cornwal that starts on Tuesday – I don’t know what it’s going to be like but I do know that it will be temporary.

The overall plan is to save some money and then move to London. Much as I love my family, and the opportunity to spend some extended time with them, Cornwall is not my home. It’s strange to say, since I was born here, and grew up here, but the years away have taught me that – I do not want to live here again. My friends here are sparse, the job situation and money situation is poor, and housing is non existant.

I am too young to get stuck in this never ending rut of work-pay bills-work-pay bills. I want to live my life. Being in Cambridge with Chris wasn’t stopping me from doing that, but being in Cornwall will.

So, onwards and upwards.