101 things in 1001 days

This is my version of 101 things in 1001 days

You might recognise a few from M’s list below (told you we were similar!) but hopefully this means were more likely to complete them, as we can do some of them together.

We didn’t really want to post 2 such long posts so close together, but as we’re starting on the same date they need to be uploaded!

I struggled to finish this list. Some things I’ve purposely kept vague, for example visiting 10 new countries or scuba diving. I haven’t been specific as to where so that I’m more likely to complete them, which I feel for me is more the reason behind it. I don’t need to be specific as completing them will have been enough in itself.

Here goes!…

Mission 101

1.       Visit 5 different areas in the UK I have never visited before

2.       Read 20 Classic books

3.       Take more photographs, which has basically evolved into completing Project 365

4.       To start a blog and continue writing it for the 1001 days at least

5.       Be a tourist in my own town for a day

6.       Try at least 10 new foods, whether that be a different fruit/veg or a whole meal

7.       Win a competition of some kind

8.       Visit 5 art galleries I haven’t been to before

9.       Visit 5 museums I haven’t been to before

10.   Buy a designer foundation e.g. Chanel (drool!)

11.   Buy a MAC lipstick

12.   Visit at least 10 new countries that I’ve never been to before

13.   Do a 5k run for charity (I hate running…)

14.   Watch 60 new films

15.   Go to a cocktail making class (though some would say I don’t need it..haaa!)

16.   Learn a language enough to be able to hold a lengthy conversation

17.   Learn basic first aid

18.   Give blood more regularly, aiming for at least twice a year

19.   Host a dinner party (this will no doubt be disastrous and something similar to Bridget Jones’s blue soup and marmalade dessert)

20.   Do a guest post for someone

21.   Go to a food festival (not the one in my hometown)

22.   Go to a proper festival (involving tents, wellies and copious wet wipes)

23.   Go to a festival in a foreign country

24.   Reach 100 followers on the blog

25.   Inspire somebody else to create this list

26.   Lose weight, not going to put a number on this as I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin

27.   Go to the gym at least 3 times a week (includes classes and swimming)

28.   Get some sort of science work published in a journal

29.   Reach £1000 by selling things on ebay

30.   Say yes to 100 things I would normally say no to

31.   Go to 5 new gigs

32.   Pay off my overdraft

33.   Go to a comedy show

34.   Learn to cook 10 new things

35.   Do at least 10 new outdoor things

36.   Spend New Year’s Eve at 2 different locations

37.   Go to a midnight showing of a film

38.   Go to a pole dancing class

39.   Successfully complete a painting or drawing of something

40.   Save a travelling fund

41.   Go whale watching

42.   See the Northern Lights

43.   Go SCUBA diving in the Great Barrier Reef

44.   Go to a National Park

45.   Learn to identify 20 star constellations

46.   Do 5 random acts of kindness

47.   Watch an eclipse (I can’t really remember watching it before!)

48.   Try 10 cocktails I’ve never tried before (going to be tough!)

49.   Go on a road trip

50.   Go to the ballet

51.   Go to a burlesque show

52.   Go to a film festival

53.   Go skiing

54.   Read 50 new books (separate to the classics, will probably follow this list from the bbc for inspiration! http://fashionabroad.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/bbc-book-list-challenge/ )

55.   Get a job related to my degree

56.   Give up alcohol for 1 month

57.   Do a weekend detox

58.   Learn how to surf

59.   Go on a boot camp weekend

60.   Take a short course in something new

61.   Learn how to play poker better than I can now

62.   Plough through using all of the beauty products I’ve bought over the past few years (this is embarrassing, I have literally 100s and no space for them all anymore. I refuse to throw them out and it will take some effort on my part to get through them so I feel its relevant!)

63.   Let a friend choose an outfit for me to buy and wear out somewhere

64.   Finish collecting the Classic Disney DVD’s for my collection (kid at heart!)

65.   Sleep on a beach

66.   Send someone flowers who is having a bad day

67.   Learn basic conversation in 6 languages

68.   Write 10 short stories

69.   Learn basic household DIY

70.   Learn basic things to fix on a car

71.   Catch a fish and eat it

72.   Learn a new word per week

73.   Graduate from uni with at least a merit (60%)

74.   Go all out on Halloween costumes for 2012 and 2013

75.   Teach someone something worthwhile

76.   Volunteer at least twice

77.   Go on a girls holiday

78.   Create a scrapbook of my favourite nights out

79.   Learn basic self defence (Sandra Bullock if you’re reading, S.I.N.G is only going to get me so far!)

80.   Take part in karaoke

81.   Go in a submarine

82.   Experience weightlessness in a controlled environment

83.   Ride a mechanical bull

84.   Go island hopping

85.   Go on a yacht (boat partayyyyy!)

86.   Have afternoon tea in a London hotel

87.   Go on safari

88.   Start doing yoga or pilates and attempt to do it at least once per week

89.   Make the most of Uni journal access whilst still available (geek!)

90.   Climb a mountain

91.   Go to a carnival

92.   Try a kettle bells class

93.   Sort out my finances so I don’t have a stupid number of accounts with random amounts of money in

94.   Go to an antiques market/fair

95.   Have a full on food fight!

96.   Visit 5 castles

97.   Have an old fashioned picnic

98.   Learn to walk properly in heels and wear them as often as possible

99.   Have a barbecue on the beach with marshmallows included

100.  Go fruit picking for the day

101.  Complete the following answers now, and aim to change them by the end of my 1001 days http://www.marcandangel.com/2009/07/13/50-questions-that-will-free-your-mind/

Hopefully I will complete it all, will strike through and put a date next to ones that are completed.

For things like Project 365 it will be ongoing

Hope you’re inspired 🙂

L xxx


  1. HELen
    January 24, 2012 / 7:33 pm

    Totally inspired. Love 'catch a fish and eat it!' Good luck..Lovely blog. I'm following you.. Could you have a little look at mine?HELenpierrelecat

  2. Essjay23x
    January 24, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    Wow, you're both going to be busy. Love these type of lists though:)

  3. C.S.I Beauty Blog
    January 26, 2012 / 1:59 pm

    haha i know, not sure what I'm letting myself in for really but I can't ever complain I'm bored can I?? 🙂

  4. chazzehhh
    January 26, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    Sooo many things on you list would be on mine if I drew one up, especially reading many books!Charlotte

  5. C.S.I Beauty Blog
    January 26, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    You should write one up, then I can cross off inspiring somebody else to make their own list ;)Love your blog btw, the cupcakes look divine and if M sees your nail varnish collection she'll be green with envy!

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