Saturday, 3 May 2008


Going to give #32 (twice daily teeth brushing) a go from tomorrow, as well as #33 (downsize the wardrobe).

Saturday, 26 April 2008


Ok, it did happen again. Oops.

#5 - I wore my first pair of knitted socks out when I was on holiday!
#19 - Trip to Scotland went well, Ireland and Wales left to go!
#28 - I have 25 tomato seedlings being brought on in a friend's greenhouse, ready for planting in a couple of days. I call it complete, don't you?
#29 - Finished the 3rd book, onto another Terry Pratchett - 'Truth'
#46 - DONE! Everything (including fields) is up to lvl 10 or as high as they will go.

Saturday, 22 March 2008


Ok, I lost a week. It won't happen again, but I needed a break before I broke things. So, the next targets I shall attempt to master are the tooth brushing, and possibly the water. I'll pace myself - I have time!

Saturday, 8 March 2008


A entire week of stomach/cold bug has hammered these targets, so I hereby declare them starting over!

No real progress, because of the sniffling. See you next week, hopefully with pictures of my 30 minute daily walks.

Saturday, 1 March 2008


As this is March 1st, the first attempt at finishing some of the month long targets will begin today!

#14 - I went shopping today, so I spent at least 2 hours walking round. Tomorrow I'll probably walk the dog.
#32 - Brushed my teeth this morning and got myself a new toothbrush from Boots. Only another 59 times to go!
#35 - It's only 8pm, so I've got time to finish the 3 pints of water and do a bit of knitting.
#53 - I'm 2 pints in, 1 left to go!

#60 - Had a gorgeous three cheese pizza last night!
#28 - I bought a 'grow your tomatoes' kit today from Woolworths, so we'll give it a go!

That's it for this week, lets hope there's some real progress by next week!

Saturday, 23 February 2008


This updating lark is getting easier!

#5 - Wear something I knit outside the house. I plan to wear my Milla top for a job interview (see below). Only finished it today and I am so happy with it!
#14, 32, 35, 53, and 91 all begin on March 1st. So that's teeth brushing, daily walks, in bed by 11, 3 pints of water a day and keeping my bedroom tidy. S'not so hard.
#17 - My right hand has 2 nails left. Every other nail is short. Damn it.
#24 - Did driving and turning left and right yesterday, so I'm getting better!
#33 - I made a start on collecting the clothes I don't want tonight, I'll finish off tomorrow and take them down town.

That's your lot, March looks like it's going to be a busy month!

Monday, 18 February 2008

Two books down, Eight to go!

Finished High Rhulain and Eulalia (both by Brian Jacques) last night, both highly enjoyable. The series they come from is my 'childish' favorite, the Redwall series - they're joyous reading.

Next on the book list is Going Postal by Terry Pratchett, then Men at Arms again by Terry.

Saturday, 16 February 2008


Ah sod it, I'm going to do the updates on Saturday. Right, this week:

#17 - I've actually got nails on 7 fingers! Had a bit of stress today, so the other 3 fingers suffered..
#19 - We're heading to Scotland for 4 nights at the beginning of April - we're over looking the Isle of Arran, how cool?!
#24 - Ive got 8 hours of driving instruction planned with 2 hours already done - I didn't crash! YAY!
#46 - Nearly there on Travian, most things are lvl 8 or more.
#63 - DONE! I am once again a fiery red with fiery red roots!
#65 - Got Mum a bunch of red roses for Valentines day. 1/33
#67 - TWO penpals! Now to keep them...
#90- DONE! All needles are on Ravelry. Onto the yarn!

So that's 3 tasks finished! Good week, huh?

Saturday, 9 February 2008

One day late, WEEK THREE

I'm not doing so well on posting on Fridays, am I? Oh well. This week:

#1 - My first Biology test came back as a B, so this is looking good!
#6 - The Run for Life is in July, and it's a sponsered run, so I'm in.
#11 - COMPLETE! Queer as Folk Season 1 is finished.
#24 - Sent off the form on Thursday, as soon as it comes back I can start learning
#33- GOSCH is collecting clothes and bed linen this Tuesday,so this one is done then!
#100 - Managed to post a job application, my driving thing and a general letter all on one day

Saturday, 2 February 2008

One day late, WEEK TWO

Was out all day yesterday, see main blog for details, so here we go!

#9, I weighed 8 stone for a day, does that count?
#17, I haven't bitten my nails for a week, so good progress!
#24, Just need to get my photo 'authenticated' and I can send off for a provisional liceanse to learn.
#31, Managing ok, decided to change it to 'try to eat dinner at least 3 times a week', start off gradually.
#43, Missed this week. Oops.

Ok, no complete sucesses, but it's all part of the challenge.

Friday, 25 January 2008

Update Friday

I've decided to update this blog on Fridays, so I don't forget to do it.
Lesse, my progress this week:
#11 I'm one Queer as Folk disk away from completing
#29 I'm 2/10 (Both Redwall books by Brian Jacques, never got round to reading them before)#44 is 1/143 (because I'm posting today)
#52 I ate soup yesterday, cornflakes today
#79 is almost done, only got a few patterns in my bit now

Onto the next week!

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

My 101

Here we go, my 101 things for the next 1001 days.

1. Complete the Biology GCSE with at least a grade C
2. Apply to York St John
3. Go to an open day at York St John
4. Fall in love
5. Wear something I knit outside the house
6. Do a sponsored ramble
7. Set up a saving account
8. Donate blood or platelets reguarly
9. Maintain a weight of 8 stone
10. Watch all three Lord of the Rings extended films back to back
11. Watch all of Season One of Queer as Folk
12. Have a conversation in Spanish
13. Use up 4 stash balls before buying new yarn
14. Go out for a 30 minute walk every day for 3 months (0/90)
15. Go swimming every 3 months (0/11)
16. Go camping
17. Break the habit of biting my nails - COMPLETELY!
18. Go to America
19. Go to Ireland, Scotland and Wales
20. See a show in London
21. Go horse riding
22. Learn to play "I'll Cover you" from RENT on the piano
23. Watch Brokeback Mountain
24. Learn to drive
25. Learn calligraphy

26. Learn to spin
27. Paint my room lavender
28. Keep a tomato plant
29. Read 10 books I already have but haven't read yet (0/10)
30. Get a mobile phone, and don't break it!
31. Try to cook at least 3 meals a week (0/429)
32. Brush my teeth twice a day for a month. (0/60)
33. Downsize my clothes - donate ones that don't fit, aren't my style to the Salvation Army
34. Start a compost heap somewhere in the garden
35. Go to bed by 11 pm for 3 months. (0/90)
36. Teach someone to knit
37. Knit an afgan for Blonde Little Sister
38. Knit an afgan for Brunette Little Sister
39. Knit an afgan for Mum.
40. Eat vegetarian for a week. (0/7)
41. Watch the sunrise
42. Watch the sunset
43. Play on at least 5 times a week (0/715)
44. Start a 101 blog and update it weekly (0/143)
45. Have a spa day
46. Get everything on my Travian account to level 10
47. Knit and donate 1 hat a month to the local maternity ward (0/33)
48. Buy eggs from the market instead of from Sainsburys
49. Attend a Rowan workshop on dying yarn
50. Make 4 Christmas gifts by November

51. Go on a rollercoster
52. Eat breakfast every day - even if it's at 11am! (0/1001)
53. Drink 3 pints of water a day for a month (0/90)
54. Go out and eat veal
55. Eat fish and chips in a Cleethorpes Fish and Chip Shop
56. Get new frames for my glasses
57. Put 50 songs on my MP3 player
58. Go iceskating on Christmas Eve
59. Recycle all the tins once a week (0/143)
60. Eat pizza once a month
61. Have one pyjama day a week (0/143)
62. Get a hair cut
63. Re-dye to red
64. Design a cabled sweater
65. Buy a bunch of flowers for mum every month (0/33)
66. Buy enough seacell yarn to make a shawl with
67. Send letters to a penpal
68. Eat 3 portions of fruit a day for 2 weeks (0/42)
69. Go strawberry picking
70. Have one bath a week with Lush bath bombs (0/143)
71. Try fruit teas
72. Be in the town center for the turning on of the Christmas Lights
73. Visit the Blue John Mines
74. Take pictures every time I complete a target
75. Learn to do eye make-up that suits me

76. Volunteer to walk dogs at the shelter
77. Read the book 'Manwatching' by Desmond Morris
78. Knit with wire
79. Tidy my bit of the livingroom
80. Go for a picnic in the park
81. Go to a concert
82. Alter the prom dress
83. Buy a digital camera all of my own!
84. Get four hugs per day (4004)
85. Make pea and ham soup
86. Get a nice lavender lampshade for my room
87. Get a job
88. Put 2 tsp of sugar in coffee and tea
89. Put all of the yarn stash onto Ravelry
90. Put all of the needles onto ravelry
91. Keep my bedroom tidy for 12 months (0/12)
92. Scuba dive
93. Flirt with a stranger on holiday
94. Go to a local craft show
95. Learn to cook the perfect steak
96. Update my other blog at least every week (0/143)
97. Knit baby socks for charity
98. Take part in a least 1 KH swap
99. Reclaim my tax!!!!!!!!
100. Post a letter the same day I write it
101. Make a new list of 101 things for the next 1001 days!

The purpose of this blog

I don't know if you've heard of the '101 things in 1001 days' project? It's a project to complete 101 tasks that you've been putting off or always wanted to do, and gives you a way to track it. So, I signed up!

As soon as I can think up 101 things to do, I'll post them here and keep up-to-date on how far I've got.

Wish me luck!