L’s 101 in 1001

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.

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 (Bridgewater, Stratford, Brighton, Edinburgh (July 2014), Glastonbury(June 2014)!)

2.       Read 20 Classic books (Alice in Wonderland so far!)

3.       Take more photographs, Instagram and blogging have helped a lot with this so I’m confident I can tick this off at the end of the 1001 days

4.       To start a blog and continue writing it for the 1001 days at least (still going strong…)

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 (Teriyaki Chicken Donburi from Wagamamas = Amazing! Black pudding, not so amazing! Hush Puppies – weirdly nice but oh so bad for you, Tater Tots – luscious!, Fried Oreos, Kippers, Eggs Benedict/Hollandaise sauce, Mushroom Pate, Curly Kale, Watercress)

7.       Win a competition of some kind. (I entered CutECOsmetics blog competition and won an Inika make up set woo!!)

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

9.       Visit 5 museums I haven’t been to before (Natural History Museum visited Feb 2012, Cherokee Museum in NC June 2012 , Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum Oct 2013)

10.   Buy a high end foundation (Mac ProLongwear March 2012)

11.   Buy a MAC lipstick (Bought for my birthday March 2012)

12.   Visit 10 new countries or states that I’ve never been to before (Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Scotland)

13.   Do a 5k run for charity (I hate running…but now run 5k twice a week)

14.   Watch 60 new films (The Vow, Haywire, One for the Money, Cowboys vs Aliens, 21 Jump Street, The Hunger Games, Avengers Assemble, Thor, The Raid, Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol, Chronicle, What’s Your Number?, This Means War, Transformers 3, Snow White and the Huntsmen, Magic Mike, Matrix, Matrix 2,  Dark Knight Rises, Bourne Legacy, Eight Below, Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2, Silver Linings Playbook, Jack Reacher, Dr No, GoldenEye, Batman Begins, From Russia With Love, Bridesmaids, The Hobbit (30), Catching Fire, Thunderball, Goldfinger, The Hobbit 2, RIPD, The Impossible, White House Down, Up, Tangled, Man of Steel, The Wolverine, Dear john, The Jones’s, We are the Millers, A Good Day to Die Hard, Django Unchained, Fast and Furious 6, Hansel and Gretel Witchhunters, Iron Man 3, Jack the Giant Slayer, Kick Ass 2, Cast Away, The Other Woman, Lucy, 22 Jump Street, Transformers 4, Maleficent, The Three Musketeers, (58), …)

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 conversation

17.   Learn basic first aid

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

19.  Go to Harry Potter Studios (March 2013 – 25th birthday complete!)

20.   Do a guest post for someone (Completing this March 6th woop!)

21.   Go to a food festival

22.   Go to a proper festival (involving tents, wellies and copious wet wipes – Glastonbury 2014 booked!)

23.   Go to a festival in a foreign country

24.   Reach 100 followers on the blog 

25.   Inspire somebody else to create this list (numerous people have started their own 🙂 )

26.   Lose weight and tone up

27.   Exercise at least 3 times a week  (going so well I’m going 3/4 times a week for the past 8 months!)

28.  Drink more herbal teas and water than caffeinated drinks – cutting out the crap!

29.   Reach £1000 by selling things on ebay (Completed! Effort but worth it!)

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

31.   Go to 5 new gigs (The Saturdays, Rihanna, McFly, Glastonbury tipped this over the edge with 30 acts!)

32.   Pay off my overdraft

33.   Go to a comedy show

34.   Learn to cook 5 new things (Stuffed Peppers, Coconut oil flapjacks, Lemon and Poppy seed muffins, Chilli con carne, )

35.   Do at least 10 outdoor things (Running hiking, tubing, )

36.   Spend New Year’s Eve at 2 different locations (2012/13 Cardiff….2013/14 also Cardiff! Never mind eh!)

37.   Go to a midnight showing of a film (Twilight Breaking Dawn Part II)

38.   Go to a pole dancing class

39.   Successfully complete a painting or drawing of something

40.   Save money – having borrowed £4k for my car the paying back is going well, the saving extra not so much!

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 (10 feet tall grog, flirtini, French Martini, Vodka Moonshine, Mango Cosmo, Mississippi Mule, Mint Julep, Mai Thai, Frosty Jack, NC version of Sex on the Beach with Midori, )

49.   Go on a road trip (Stratford!)

50.   Go to the ballet (Sleeping Beauty booked for December!)

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!  ) (Hunger Games, Mocking Jay, and Catching Fire, The Redbreast, 50 Shades of Grey 1 and 2, Game of Thrones, Clash of Kings, Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons, Picture Perfect, The Pact, Keeping Faith, Salem Falls, The Tenth Circle, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Trilogy x3,  )

55.   Get a job related to my degree (June 2013. SO PROUD)

56.   Give up alcohol for 1 month (Started 25th March 2012….completed! Actually managed 6 weeks!)

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 (Forensic Anthropology 6 week course!)

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! Post of my collection is here (Beauty Rehab is our new blog series related to this issue!)

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

64. Decluttering my life. Of products, clothing and shitty people, be gone.

65.   Sleep on a beach

66.   Send someone flowers who is having a bad day

67.   Finish decorating my room, find a light fitting and buy a globe

68.   Write 10 short stories

69.   Learn basic household DIY

70.   Learn basic things to fix on a car (Confident I can tick this off having had all manner of issues with my car!)

71.   Catch a fish, cook it and eat it

72.  Find a date. This is a mammoth task and was chosen for my friends weddings so I wouldn’t have to go alone…however I did go alone…maybe next year?

73.   Graduate from uni with at least a merit (60%) (December 2012)

74.   Go all out on Halloween costumes for 2012 and 2013 (Cat Woman and a Dead Cheerleader!)

75.   Teach someone something worthwhile. Helped someone in work 🙂

76.   Volunteer at least twice

77.   Go on a girls holiday (Using Edinburgh for this!)

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!)(Body Combat is seriously helping out with this!)

80.   Take part in karaoke (Friend’s hen weekend)

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.   Try yoga or pilates

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

90.   Climb a mountain (I’m tempted to say that the one I hiked in NC was a mountain…it was in the Blue Smokey Mountains so I’m guessing so!)

91.   Go to a carnival

92.   Try a kettle bells class (September 2012)

93.   Sort out my finances so I don’t have a stupid number of accounts with random amounts of money in (February 2012)

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 (every outing in 2012 involved heels!)

99.   Have a barbecue on the beach (with marshmallows!)
100.  Go fruit picking for the day

101.  Complete this list, and aim to change some answers by the end of my 1001 days


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