101 in 1001

I found out a while ago about a project that a lot of people have been doing and blogging about. It started with a site called Day Zero. The basic premise is that you make a list of 101 things that you’d like to do in the next 1001 days. 1001 days is considered better than a year because it’s a longer, more realistic time period. I’ve been working on my list for a while. It’s not finished yet but I’ll add to it over the coming weeks (update – finished list on 1 June 2011). It’ll be interesting (for me) to see how I get on! My finish date is 21 January 2014.


Personal
1. Read the whole Bible
2. Get a new job – completed December 2011
3. Read HeadFirst JavaScript
4. Read HeadFirst PHP
5. Have a super-simple month – pretty much every month since Sophie was born! Perhaps a better goal would be: Socialise!
6. Have a baby – Sophie Ann Louise Wu born 4 September 2012
7. Write to my grandmothers six times 6/6 – completed 18 February 2013
8. Go paper-free on all bills and statements – completed
9. Get a facial – completed September 2013 (merci Mamie et Claude!)
10. Save Β£10 for every task I complete – completed
11. Donate blood – completed 3 November 2011
12. Dye my hair
13. Run a half marathon – completed 6 October 2013
14. Run a 10K – completed July 2013
15. Register for a course – completed September 2011
16. Learn to draw
17. Learn five new piano pieces 0/5
18. Learn the violin
19. Write a children’s book
20. Create that website that I’ve been thinking about
21. Finish reading ‘Getting things done’
22. Do the 100 push-ups challenge
23. Keep off facebook for a month – completed 14 September 2011
24. Get weight down to x – completed
25. Finish this list – completed 1 June 2011
26. Learn to play bridge properly
27. Join a club or society
Food
28. Bake bread from scratch – completed 22 May 2013
29. Make a perfect pavlova – completed 29 April 2011
30. Make jam – completed 9 August 2011
31. Eat five things I’ve never tried before – completed 16 September 2011 (lots of new foods in Japan)
32. Make 20 new main course recipes 20/20 – completed 18 February 2013
33. Make a birthday cake for someone – completed 28 September 2011
34. Learn to make sugar flowers – completed November 2011
35. Make chutney – completed 12 November 2011
36. Make 20 new cakes/desserts – completed 25 October 2012
37. Label my cake tins – completed 29 August 2011
38. Make three different flavours of creme brulee 2/3
39. Make a family cookbook

Garden
40. Build a rock garden
41. Grow and harvest 12 different fruits and vegetables – completed with our first blueberries, August 2013
42. Get a peony for the garden – completed May 2013 (thanks, mum and dad!)
43. Have five different types of tulip in the garden
44. Clear the garden of debris – completed October 2013

Home
45. Paint our hall stairs and landing – completed 7 May 2011
46. Organise the attic
47. Paint the radiators in the kitchen and hallway – completed 1 May 2011
48. Make fitted cupboards and shelves in the living room
49. Make radiator covers in the living room
50. Paint the outside of the house – completed September 2012, organised by my lovely husband
51. Insulate the loft – completed 5 November 2011 (thanks, Nicolas and Eric!)
52. Get the boiler fixed – completed 2 June 2011
53. Get the damp chimney fixed – completed 22 November 2011
54. Paint the garden shed – completed 1 October 2011
55. Replace the door handles
56. Get a ’21’ sign for the house – completed 16 June 2012
57. Paint the kitchen – completed 10 July 2011
58. Clean the windows outside (or get them cleaned) – completed 18 October 2011
59. Get a frame for and hang the etching – completed 2 June 2011
60. Declutter the whole house
61. Revarnish the floors
62. Paint the banisters
63. Clear out and put new shelves in the pantry – completed August 2012 by Nick

Travel
64. Travel to four new countries 2/4 (does Scotland count?!)
65. Go on a cruise
66. Go camping
67. Go to Scotland – completed July 2013
68. Go on a girls only trip
69. Go on a road trip
70. See the Northern Lights
71. Go to the USA
72. Go on holiday with friends – completed March 2013
73. Go on a winter holiday in the UK – completed March 2013, with snow!
74. Visit five British cities I’ve never been to before 4/5
75. Visit three European cities I’ve never been to before 0/3

Culture
76. Complete a 365 photo challenge
77. Go to an opera
78. Read 20 books 16/20
79. Watch five classic movies I’ve never seen before – completed 26 September 2011
80. See a Shakespeare play – completed 22 August 2012
81. Go to ten National Trust places – completed August 2013
82. Go to a Prom – completed 20 July 2011
83. Go to the Tate Britain – completed 17 December 2011
84. Go to Portobello Market – completed 17 December 2011

Craft
85. Host a craft evening – completed 11 November 2011
86. Make curtains for the living room
87. Make a dress
88. Get a sewing box – found my childhood one!
89. Complete four knitting projects 4/4 – completed February 2013
90. Complete five cross-stitch projects 4/5

Fun
91. Leave a note in a library book – completed 2 October 2011
92. Complete a jigsaw – completed 8 May 2011
93. Go for a family bike ride – completed 8 October 2011 (Oxford to Tackley)
94. Host a neighbourhood party – completed 31 December 2011
95. Host Christmas
96. Swim in the sea – completed 25 June 2011 (at Highcliffe, Dorset)
97. Host a tea party – completed 25 May 2013
98. Go kayaking ten times 2/10
99. Go on a picnic – completed 31 July 2011
100. Go to a theme park
101. Go to a ball

Completed: 60/101
Last updated: 17/12/2013
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