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Progress is continuing; some of it slowly, some of it steadily. I’ve finished one goal this month – completing a book of Sudoko. I’ve also started two more goals – visiting botanical gardens/nature reserves etc with a visit to Ness Botanical Gardens at Little Neston and The Arboretum in Nottingham and also decluttering the loft.
I have to say I’m amazed with myself, having set the challenge to not buy any books for a month on 5 occasions (2 goals – 1 to do it for one month, the second to repeat the previous goal on 4 occasions), I’m just entering the final month (5 days in) and if I get to the end of this month, not only will I have completed another goal, but I did four of the months consecutively. Even if I don’t get through this month, I figure it’s still pretty impressive to have got through three months.
I’m still hunting my final goal. Feel free to make suggestions, nothing has occurred to me for a while and I may repeat the no book buying goal again (maybe for 2 consecutive months twice). It’s a real challenge as I am often tempted, but I have been helping myself by keeping a very tight count of how far in to the month I am and how many days left to the end of the month.

Start date October 1, 2016 End date June 29, 2019
Current count :274 days (01/07/17) (Just over a quarter of the way through my 1001 days)

101 in 1001 List – Take 3

Social (started 4/4 : complete 2/4)


1. Host a dinner at mine 5 times (5/5, 12/03/17)
2. Eat in 5 different restaurants (5/5, 10/10/16 BH, 13/10/16 MusB, 25/10/16 LP, 29/10/16 Qside, 22/11/16 TLodge)
3. Spend time with family (to average at least once a week for duration of stay here - 82/132 – 30/06/17)
4. Write at least 20 letters to overseas friends (12/20) (June 2017)

Travel (started 6/6 : complete 0/6)

5. Visit 5 historically interesting places (2/5, All-Hallows at the Tower 22/11/16, Arthurian Centre, Chateau de Comper 08/05/17)
6. Visit 5 environmentally interesting places (1/5, Merlin’s tomb walk to lake 08/05/17)
7. Visit 5 places I’ve never been before (3/5, St Paul’s by Covent Garden 24/11/16, Josselin 07/05/17, St Léry 08/05/17)
8. Visit 5 World Heritage Sites (Tentative Heritage Sites are also acceptable) (1/5, Tower of London 22/11/16)
9. Visit 5 museums/art galleries or similar (2/5, British Museum, 23/11/16. V and A 25/11/16)
10. Visit 5 nature reserves/animal preservation sites/botanical gardens or similar (2/5, The Arboretum, Nottingham, Ness Botanical gardens, Little Neston 23/06/17)

Pampering (started 3/5 : complete 0/5)

11. Have 5 manicures (2/5, 07/12/16)
12. Have 5 massages
13. Have hair done professionally 5 times (2/5, 18/5/17)
14. Have 3 facials
15. Buy myself flowers 5 times (4/5, 29/03/16)

Help (started 10/10 : complete 2/10)

16. Give something to someone else that they need more than I do (19/3/17 )
17. Donate clothes/things to charity shop 5 times (3/5 27/5/17)
18. Donate unwanted books to charity/school or give to someone else 10 times (9/10, 13/05/17 M/STM/JM/M/STM/H/JM/H/STM)
19. Donate £20 to charities 5 times (2/5, Movember, Swimmarathon 08/03/2017 )
20. Complete a charity event (e.g. walk/run/cake bake etc) 3 times (1/3 14/11/16 Children in Need cake bake)
21. Donate 1,000,000 grains of rice at freerice.com (295,230/1,000,000) (01/06/17)
22. Click to give at The Greater Good site for as many of the charitable organisations as possible at least 500 times (147/500) (01/06/17)
23. Click to give at Care2.com for as many of the charitable organisations as possible at least 500 times (147/500) (01/06/17)
24. Recycle 50 times over the course of the challenge (27/50) (13/06/17)
25. Commit 5 RAKs (5/5, 27/5/17)

Challenge (started 4/6 : completed 1/6)

26. Complete the Walk to Mordor challenge (1,319.1 miles/3,664 miles) (01/07/17)
27. Read more books than I buy over the course of the challenge (98 read: 65 bought) (01/07/17)
28. Complete five jigsaw puzzles (0/5)
29. Complete a Sudoku book (30/06/17)
30. Finish a colouring book (started)
31. Finish Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call

Creative (started 8/11 : complete 1/11)

32. Complete six projects with wool (knit or crochet) (started)
33. Complete a cross stitch design (started)
34. Make one project in patchwork
35. Finish at least one scrapbook from my year away
36. Make at least 20 gifts by hand (the above projects can count within this)(3/20, 17/12/16)
37. Make a dreamcatcher
38. Make 5 new soups (3/5 – pepper and butternut squash, cauliflower soup, butternut and cumin soup)
39. Make 5 new main dishes (5/5 – sea bass, chicken, orange & pomegranate salad, marinaded duck, turkey shepherds pie, chicken pie) complete 30/01/17
40. Make 5 new side dishes (4/5 – chard, sweet potato with tuna/avocado, date, halloumi & tomato sticks, sprout tops)
41. Make 5 new desserts (3/5 – gluten free apple tart, meringue cream and raspberry slices, gooseberry and apple gluten free crumble)
42. Make 5 baking/treats (4/5 – date and banana flapjack, banana coconut flour muffins, choc chip muffins, gluten/lactose free Victoria sponge)

Health, Fitness and Well-being (started 2/6 : completed 1/6)

43. Eat wheat free for 3 months (3*28 days=84 days : 14th September – 7th December) (84/84) (07.12.16)
44. Exercise at least 3 times a week (includes walking at least 3 miles in a day) (ongoing)
45. Meditate at least once a week for 12 weeks 2 times
46. Use natural progesterone cream for 3 months
47. Drink at least ½ litre of water a day for 31 days consecutively 4 times
48. Complete physio/pilates exercise at least once a week for 12 weeks 3 times

Home (started 7/11 : completed 1/11)Declutter garage (10/05/17)
50. Declutter spare room (started)
51. Declutter bedroom (started)
52. Declutter loft (started)
53. Declutter kitchen
54. Declutter cupboard under stairs (started)
55. Redecorate hall/stairs
56. Redecorate bedroom
57. Renovate front garden area seasonally – 3 times a year – 9 times (2/9 10/05/16)
58. Renovate back garden area seasonally – 3 times a year – 9 times (2/9 10/05/17)
59. Wax pine furniture once a year (3 x 10 = 30)

Read (started 12/12 : completed 3/12)

60. Read 10 science fiction books (9/10, 09/05/17)
61. Read 10 fantasy books (10/10, 23/02/2017)
62. Read 10 classics (10/10, 27/05/17)
63. Read 10 biographies (5/10, 01/05/17)
64. Read 10 non-fiction books about historical events (1/10, 01/05/16)
65+. Read 10 non-fiction books to learn something new (Science/Geography/Politics/Medicine/Health etc) (1/10, 01/05/16)
66. Read 100 books that I already own as of 1.10.16 (these may also contribute to 60-65, 67, 69-71) (55/100, 01/07/17)
67. Listen to 40 audio books (26/40, 01/06/17)
68. Borrow 20 books from the library (20/20, 29/03/17)
69. Read 10 ebooks (4/10, 27/05/17)
70. Read 2 books then watch the associated movies (started have finished reading 2 books – that have been/are being made into films – ½ Ender’s Game)
71. Read 20 poems (4/20 01/05/17)

Watch (started 7/7 : completed 2/7)

72. Watch 10 movies at the cinema (5/10, Dr S 04/11/16, Arrival 12/11/16, Rogue 1 15/12/16, La-la Land 27/01/17, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 03/05/17)
73. Watch 20 movies I’ve never seen before (20/20) (28/1/17)
74. Watch 40 historical programmes on TV/DVD (10/40)(05/06/17)
75. Watch 40 environmental programmes on TV/DVD (18/40)(01/05/17)
76. Watch 40 scientific programmes on TV/DVD (11/40)(10/05/17)
77. Watch 5 plays/operas/shows e.g. going to local theatre or similar (5/5, Bright Stream 06/11/16, Kinky Boots 23/11/16, Nutcracker on Ice 24/11/16, Carol Service 01/12/16, Essential Street Dance 24/03/17)
78. Watch (or get rid of) all DVDs that are already in my collection as of 1 Oct 2016 (189/279) (01/07/17)

Write (started 2/6: completed 0/6)

79. Complete a nano challenge (can be campnano)
80. Write 100,000 words
81. Keep a journal and note one good thing for every day for at least 6 months (started)
82. Keep a journal of books read with at least a brief comment (started)
83. Make a list of 100 things I have achieved
84. Write a will

Other (started 12/17 : completed 4/17)

85. Lose 14 pounds of weight (3lb 12/06/17)
86. Complete a course of study
87. Learn something new
88. Try something new (sushi, 23/11/16)
89. Do something that scares me (9.12.16)
90. Wear a skirt or dress 100 times (26/100, 19/06/17)
91. Go a month (30 days) without buying any books (18 days – 19th Oct restart 21st Oct – 30 days) (19/11/16)
92. Go a month (30 days) without buying any books (repeat 4 times – this is a repeat of goal 91 but as I set out to only do it once on accomplishing it, and it being a challenge, it felt right to set it again rather than changing that one) 5/30, re-started 26/06/17 – 3 of 4 months completed)
93. Go a month (30 days) buying only essentials (2 times) (abandoning until after Christmas)
94. Buy something odd that really appeals to me but that other people wouldn’t think I’d like (Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp) (07/03/17)
95. Keep a food diary for three months (34/90 as of 18/06/17 - restarted 15/05/17)
96. Keep a financial journal for 1 month four times (0/4, 1/30, 1/3/17 need to restart again)
97. Pay all bills on time for 1001 days (9/33)
98. Organise and keep up to date with filing of important information (organised and currently up to date)
99. Add 7 new goals to this list – at least 1 by each of following dates ( 30 Nov 16, 31 Jan 17, 31 Mar 17, 31 May 17, 31 July 17, 30 Sept 17, 30 Nov 17) (6/7)
100. Give £1 to charity for every goal not started at the end of each 12 months and those not completed by the end. (check on 1/10/17, 1/10/18, 29/6/19)
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