It’s over. It’s done. 1001 days after I started it, my challenge to complete 101 things is finally over. Did I complete it? Hahahaha. No. No I did not. I got pretty close tho, which is nice. This is the second time I’ve done this but I won’t be signing up for a third – I’ve got enough lists and things going on my in life not to really need it. Completed goals in September: 3 8. Delete all mp3s I don’t like FINALLY. All…Continue Reading “101 in 1001 – The End.”

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”

Completed Goals: 2 40. Spend £15 a week for a month (excluding petrol) I pretty much managed this. To be fair, I excluded food shopping from the list but included lunch food if I bought it out and about. I also didn’t include the £52 I spent on bras but really, bras are essential items when you only own two that fit you properly, right? 95. Lose enough weight to fit into my FCUK dress I can finally fit into this dress after FIVE YEARS…Continue Reading “101/1001 May 2011 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”