This is it, kids. The last few days of my 101 in 1001 challenge. So, what have I got left to do? Will I manage to tick any more off before the 29th of September rolls around? I’ve managed to do a couple more, thankfully, but I know they’ll be some left by the end of it. Luckily for me, I can just shove the ones I want to keep on my Life List – it’s my life, my list and my damn rules. (Phew.)…Continue Reading “101 in 1001: Update”

Completed in June: 4 55. Read all Augusten Burrows books I finally completed this one by reading Sellevision on the plane out to Portugal. I must admit, I really like Augusten’s style but his books do tend to get a bit samey – they’re all (with the except of Sellevision which is fiction) autobiographies of different points of his life. Very dry, very funny but when you read two or three in a short space of time they tend to merge into one a bit….Continue Reading “101 in 1001: June Update”

I got stuck in a rut of cooking the same few meals over and over again so I decided to try and broaden my range by cooking something new every week. Some were good, some were bad but all were new to me and I’ve learnt some interesting things along the way 🙂 – Week One Meal: Mongolian Crispy Lamb Difficulty: Medium Notes: Slightly fiddly, but ultimately worth it. Breast of lamb is a cheap cut and is very fatty, so make sure you try…Continue Reading “101 in 1001: Try A New Meal Every Week For Three Months [1/3]”

I’m almost surprised that there are so many things left to do (and so little time to do it in!) but I think that’s really just because there are some things that are harder to do than others. The travelling for example. It’s unlikely I’m going to get to New York before September but I might be able to make it to Greece. I won’t kick myself too hard if I don’t complete all 101 things – the whole idea of this was just to…Continue Reading “101 in 1001 – April Update”

This month I managed to tick off a couple of long term goals, which is always a pleasure. I’m coming into the final stretch with this project – all the stuff I have left to do has been left for a reason – but I’m hoping I’m going to find some final motivation to get it finished in time. Completed Goals: 6 41. Make packed lunches for Chris and I myself every day for a month My original goal included my boyfriend at the time,…Continue Reading “101 in 1001 – March Update”

Tonight I finally get to tick off item number 63 on my 101 in 1001: See at least two live bands. I know it doesn’t seem like such an arduous task, and perhaps two is a laughable number for a three year project but I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Are you ready?  I don’t like live music. Now, before you stone me to death for my bare faced ignorance let me explain. I like bands, I like music, I like…Continue Reading “One Day Like This”

I forgot to update over December but I didn’t end up doing much in the end anyway. Oops? My 101 in 1001 ends in September this year (I won’t lie, I am super looking forward to eating my first MacDonalds, sad as that seems) so if I want to get anywhere close to completing it I need to crack on. Here’s what I’ve managed in the past two months: December: 1 Completed 66. Buy all Christmas presents by the end of November I’m going to…Continue Reading “101 in 1001 – December & January Update”

Gosh it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I must admit that 101 in 1001 has kind of fallen off my radar in the past few months. The trouble with writing a list with such a far away end date is that things are liable to change before you get to the finish and things you thought you’d want to do you no longer care about. I know that I won’t complete this list, but I don’t think it’s been a waste of time. I’ve learnt…Continue Reading “101 in 1001 – November Update”

Well. I somehow managed to read a ridiculous 16 books in July, which means I’m only 5 books behind target now, making it much more achievable! Read In July: 38. Things My Girlfriend & I Have Argued About – Mil Millington 39. The Red Pony – John Steinbeck 40. Dolores Claiborne – Stephen King 41. The Shadow Of The North – Philip Pullman 42. Spilt Milk – Lana Citron (this book was terrible, avoid) 43. Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone – JK Rowling 44….Continue Reading “Books! July Update”

Horray, another month is done! Not a terrible month for 101/1001, it’s been full of distractions so actually completing any is perhaps a miracle in itself. Completed this month: 18. Do a car boot sale Close to completion: 4. De clutter 8. Delete all mp3s I don’t like 47. Take better care of my teeth 85. Go running I guess for June I need to concentrate on those and try and tick them off. My 101/1001 ends in September next year, and whilst I doubt I’m going to tick…Continue Reading “101 in 1001 – May Update”