Thursday, 31 December 2009

New Years Eve thoughts


I am thinking... that my house is lovely and clean and tidy ready to greet the New Year
I am thankful for...having had such a wonderful 2009
From the kitchen...
I have baked some biscuits to take as gifts for the hostesses of the parties I am going to later
I am wearing...a black and sparkley gold striped top, black skirt and tights.
I am creating...
I am going...
out in a while to visit good friends and then family.
I am reading...
"The organised Mums handbook"
I am hoping...
for a wonderful 2010 with lots of love and laughter.
I am partner hoover!
Around the house...
the Christmas decorations are sparkling, it will be a shame when we take them down at the weekend.
One of my favorite things...
is thinking back over special memories from the old year.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Take down the Christmas decorations, spend time with my partner and son. Prepare for my sons 1st Birthday next week.
Here is picture for th
ought I am sharing...My special boys watching the F1 racing

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you make some wonderful memories in 2010 x x

Friday, 18 December 2009

The view from my window

This is what we woke up to today!

2-3 inches of snow on our back wall.

And a Christmassy scene for the rest of the garden!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

A Christmas Carol

I have told you all before how much I love the story of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. Last night we watched my favourite film adaptation of it which....I am afraid to say........... is The Muppets version! Its fab, I urge any of you that havent seen it to watch it. It will make you feel very Christmassy and warm and fuzzy!

My favourite song is "with a Thankful heart", here are the lyrics:

With a thankful heart, with an endless joy
With a growing family, every girl and boy
Will be nephew and niece to me (Nephew and niece to me)
Will bring love, hope and peace to me (Love, hope and peace to me)
Yes and every night will end, and every day will start
With a greatful prayer and a thankful heart

With an open smile and with open doors
I will bid you welcome, what is mine is yours
With a glass raised to toast your health (With a glass raised to toast your health)
And a promise to share the wealth (Promise to share the wealth)
I will sail a friendly course, file a friendly chart
On A sea of love and a thankful heart

Life is like a jouney, who knows when it ends?
Yes and if you need to know the measure of a man
You simply count his friends
Stop and look around you, the glory that you see
Is born again each day, don't let is slip away
How precious life can be

With a thankful heart that is wide awake
I do make this promise, every breath I take
Will be used now to sing your praise (Used now to sing your praise)
And to beg you to share my days (Beg you to share my days)
With a loving guarantee that even if we part
I will hold you close in a thankful heart

I will hold you close in a thankful heart

And here is the link to the video:

I think the words are lovely and should be considered every day.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Diabetic Baking

Here is Decembers effort for Number 84 of my 101 list Bake Diabetic cakes for my Dad once a monthThey are Diabetic cookies dyed green with food colouring with some naughty smarties for decoration. I hope he enjoys them.

I have also done this times Cook a “takeaway” dinner for my Mum and Dad so Boldmy mum can have a night off once every 6 months. They have a shepherds pie to pop in the oven for when my Mum comes home from doing the Christmas shopping. I enjoy doing these little things to help her out.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Inspiration 1950s style!!

I have had this week off as holiday so have had plenty of time to potter round the house, do some baking, organise for Christmas and pootle around on tinternet. I have found this lovely, lovely blog and have been inspired by it. She seems a lovely lady and she talks sense!!

SO I am going to have a go at a few of her ideas and keep you all posted. Sorry for those of you who are here for the 101 updates, I promise I will still update you all on that too though.

For Today...

Outside my window... Pitch black and frosty

I am thinking... that I should really be doing the washing up not sitting here!

I am thankful... that my family are all healthy and happy

From the kitchen...Home made soup and loaf

I am wearing... a white long sleeve tshirt, purple batwing jumper, jeans and pink rabbit slippers!

I am reading... "Dead as a Doornail" by Charlaine Harris, one of the True Blood books

I am hoping...that my friends are enjoying the Christmas party

I am creating... next weeks meal plan

I am hearing... my son having a last play before bedtime

Around the house...I have a stack of washing up to do, but clothes washing is all done

One of my favorite things...Macaroni cheese

A few plans for the rest of the week... tea at myMums and Dads house tomorrow after we help them put their Christmas tree up

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

The yummy cinnamon rolls I made yesterday.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

25 Done - Loads more in the pipeline!

Hello All

Well yesterday we visited a German Market so I can cross off 69. It was very pretty with lots to look at but very expensive. They had some lovely glass gifts and wooden toys for my son but were all far too dear so I just had to look not buy. I did buy a delicious filled pretzel and a Glugwein!

I realise now, looking back at my list, that I may have been a bit over ambitious with some of them given our financial situation but we will see how it pans out. If I dont manage them I can just add them on to my next 101 list cant I!

I am going to make my cake of the month today, a Christmas Cake!! The fruit has been soaking in brandy for 2 days so should be nice and tasty. I am also going to make some cinamon rolls using this recipe they look delicious, nom nom nom!!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

How did it get to be nearly December?????

Hello Everyone

Well I have ticked off
56. Cook a Thanksgiving meal for friends
It was really lovely, we had turkey, cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, honey carrots and even a pumpkin pie! All my friends enjoyed it and so did I.

Other than that havent managed any more, still reading and watching my films. A few tasks planned for my week off the week after next, so will keep you updated.

x x x

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Back from Hols!

Back from my Holiday in Somerset and I have managed to tick off 3 of my tasks:

93. Eat chips from the wrapper at the beach

94. Eat an ice cream at the seaside

62. Go to a zoo with my family

93 and 94 were very enjoyable and both occured on Weston Super Mare esplanade. Unfortunately the chips came in polysterene tubs rather than papers but tasted nice all the same.

The Zoo we visited was called Noahs Ark and was just outside of Bristol. It had lots of lovely animals and we all enjoyed it. Many of the smaller animals could be fed and we all had fun feeding them with grass pellets available onsite. The creatures thatamused me most though were the chickens, they were very friendly and let you pick them up. I also laughed a lot at the way they ran all over the place when they saw people with feed for them!

I didnt visit Bath, alhough this would have been a perfect time to tick that one off too, as there was limited access for prams so will have to postpone that one for a while. May go back next year and also possibly uncross Wookey hole visit too although my son would still be very small.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Ooooooooooops its been a while

Well I am back after being told off by Danny!!

I have been poorly and then our boiler broke and needed replacing and I got a bit demotivated with everything and I have also returned to work. These are all excuses I know and i am not the first person in this situation so Thankyou Danny for nagging me!!

I have just looked over my list again and I have managed to complete 1 since I was last here.

86 - Feed the ducks at least 3 times - I have enjoyed doing this so i will still continue to feed the duckies but I have now done it 3 times so I can cross it off.

There are a couple to cross off by default:

42 Sell My Flat
- Flat was on the market for 4 months and hasnt sold. I would need to lower the price lower than I could afford to so I have taken it off of the market and friends will be renting it from me.

81 Visit Wookey Hole - We are visiting the area next week for a holiday and I had lanned to do this then. However after researching on their website I have discovered that this is not going to be possible within the 1001 days due to little Pip. You are unable to take prams into the caves and we would be unable to carry him round as A) he is too heavy and B) you have to duck to just over 1meter in places so not possible with a 9 month old in your arms. So I will cross it off for the moment but will probably add it to my next 101 list!

74 and 75 also need to be crossed off without actually being achieved.
Organise and attend a school reunion.
I began to look into arranging a reunion and sent tentative enquiries to as many ex school friends as I could get hold of. Many of them no longer live within the viscinity of the town, many had just had or are expecting babies, some just plain didnt want to see anyone from their past!! Add into the mix that it was going to be expensive to hire a hall (an expense I could not carry) or that friends could not afford meals or drinks I decided to just scrap the idea.
Giving in, yes I suppose thats true but not much point spending alot of time organising something that very few would attend.

90) Return to work part time and remain so due to effective budgetting is under way and going ok so far.

With my reading and musicals list I had hoped to reread/rewatch all the ones I had aleady read/see. I realise now that this is just not practical so I have marked the ones I have already viewed.

Well thats me caught up again. On holiday next week so i hope to complete a couple of the seaside related tasks.

See you all again soon x x

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Sunday 5th July

Not much to report, mainly just plodding along with my inprogress ones.
Watched "American in Paris" starring Gene Kelly off of my top 25 musicals list, I quite enjoyed it but a bit too much dancing for me.

Ive finshed reading "Perfume" by Patrick Stuskind. Its a very good book, would never have picked it up usually. I am finding that a lot with this list.

The cake I baked for the month was for the Birthday of my good friend and sons godfather, it looked quite nice and tasted yummy.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Sunday 27th June 2009

Well a few more have been ticked off this week and lots more has happened on the ones in progress.

Below you can see my finished blanket for Soweto, I am quite pleased with it and it looks pretty. I am sure the child who gets it will be glad of it. I am going to knit some more squares and make more blankets and also some premature baby hats (now I have discovered how easy they are to make!) but I am happy now to tick off number 91 - Knit some squares to do my share.

Yesterday myself and some friends went to see Priscilla queen of the desert in the West End. The show was fab and we all had a great time. The costumes were fantastic and the songs were catchy. Unfortunately whilst we were enjoying the show the skys had opened and we then spent 6 hours trying to get across London to our car as all the tube stations were flooded. We didnt really mind and it was a bit of an adventure! So thats Number 54 - Go and see Priscilla Queen of the desert in the West End done!

I am also happy to tick off number 29 - Spend a day/ 2 half days visiting my town with a tourists eyes. I did start this one earlier by visiting the museum in my local park. On Wednesday last week my son and I went to the park again had a lovley long walk, a picnic and fed the ducks, I felt as if I were on my holidays so I feel I can tick this one off. On Friday my partner took a half day from work and we visited a lovely canal near by, again we fed the ducks, had an ice cream, enjoyed a stroll followed by a cool glass of wine. It was lovely.

By the Canal

Feeding the ducks by the canal

My little boy in the park after feeding more ducks. I should point out he isnt as near to the water as he looks!

All this duck feeding also counts towards number 86 - Feed the ducks at least 3 times

I`ve finished reading "The Magic Faraway Tree" by Enid Blyton. It was nice to read of a simpler time when children said things like "oh golly" and "we must stay in and help Mother" !!!
I have also begun watching the top 25 musicals and started with "Meet me in Saint Louis" starring Judy Garland, it was a harmless film not my favourite but not the worst I have ever watched either.

Well, that was a long post! I will probably not tick any off for a few weeks now but will continue with the 35 in progress ones.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Week 5

Saturday 20th June 2009
So here we are at week 5 and I have been a very busy little bee and have completed another 3 tasks this week, it was very nearly 4!

So the 3 I have completed:

72 - Try Sushi - Have to say I wont be running back for more! It was OK, not hideous but not my favourite either. I bought a little pack that M&S do for £3. It had a couple of sorts in tuna, cucumber, redpepper and another fishy one.

53 - Get a water butt and attatch it the gutter - I am now able to water my plants for free, hooray. It was quite easy to fit and we got a cute litttle space saving one. I have wanted to get one for ages but never got round to it.

43 -Send random friendship cards to each of the 6 houses in the UK with the same address as me. In truth it was actually only 5 as when I had counted them I forgot to not include my own house, doh!! The little cards read " Hello, We live at............. in Northampton and we just wanted to say Hi! Hope this has made you smile." and then signed our names.

The 4th that I nearly completed was my knit some squares task, I have knitted all 24 squares but still have a few to sew together to form the blanket. I didnt want to cross it off until I ad actually finished.

Ive also managed quite a bit of reading and finished Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell, thoroughly enjoyed it but would never have picked it up normally.
Ive also read a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, I love this story so needed no promting to read it, may well read it again nearer Christmas.
I have also managed to start to read The Magic Faraway tree by Enid Blyton, so a big blast back to my childhood.

Began to gather together some of the Musicals to watch and watched another film that I wouldnt have usually watched, Valkyrie.
Well I am off now to do some more stitching together, its a necessary evil but very boring! Hopefully I will finish it off by next week and can cross it off,I should also be able to complete a couple of others and continue with the ones in progress so watch this space!!

Saturday, 13 June 2009

1 month in and going strong!

One Month in and Going strong!
Saturday 13th June 2009

Hello Campers
Well this week I have only managed to complete one of my tasks, but I am still plodding along nicely with the in progress ones. I am continuing with my reading and managed to get a few books from the list on Bookmooch. I also am waiting for a book on the American Presidents to be posted to me and then I will be able to start number 30.

To make up for my appaling lack of completes I thought I would "try" and add some photos, if you are looking at a blank page right now you will know I have failed!!

This is one of the photos from our family portraits taken this year. I am really pleased with them, especially this black and white one.

Here is a few of the crafty projects I am working on. You can see 2 of the 6 reusable bags for life that I am going tomake/sew as presents. Really pleased how these have turned out and looking forward to doing the next 4. You can also see the 2 little premature baby hats I have made and a few of the squares for my blanket, these are my knit a square to do your share tasks.

The task I managed to complete was :

25. Dye my hair a different colour
- I am now no longer blonde but a reddy mahogonay colour. I have never dyed my hair before so it has took some getting used to but I am quite pleased with it.

Hopefully I will manage a few more tasks next week.
Bye for now and Templewytch keep a look out in you letter box! x x

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Week 3 Update

Saturday 6th June 2009

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm so what have I been up to this week.......let me see?

Well I have completed 2 more of my tasks.

58. Take the time to write a letter of thanks when I have received good service
My mum bought a car seat for my baby for in her car and my partner and Dad couldnt fit it, so Mum and I trundle back to Mothercare and were served by a lovely young man called Oli. He elped us to fit the seat, showed us how to do it for ourselves, did many safety checks to ensure it was in correctly and was generally very pleasant to us. I wrote a little Thankyou card for him addressed to the manager of the store, we are all to quick to complain but few people take the trouble to write to praise.

33. Buy myself some stripey socks in honour of my friend Fay
As many of you who are on MSE know there is a lovely lady called Fay on there. Now our Fay has a liking for all things stripey and was actually kind enough to post me some fabulous stripey socks. I felt this was cheating though to cross this off my list as it clearly said "buy myself" so I am also now the proud owner of a pair of very long, over knee, pretty stripey socks!

Soooooooooooo what else have I been doing?
  • Continuing with my blanket squares
  • Looking into possible Diploma courses, think I have decide upon one but now need to try to and find the money to pay for it. I really wanted to do American studies but I cannot find a similar course anywhere.
  • Ive now read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I quite enjoyed it, not a book I would usually have picked up so glad it was on the list. Moving on to 1984 by George Orwell now.
  • I have written to all my elderly Aunties
  • I batch cooked some Lasagnes, some for me but 1 for Mum and Dad as a Wedding Anniversary present. This will be their Takeaway treat as per 85.
  • Posted 2 parcels, just because. One to Fay and one to Marie, another MSEer!
  • I tackled my first spider armed with a jam jar and a piece of paper! He was unceremoniously flung out the window but remained unsquished!!
  • I am enjoying doing number 57 and finding it quite easy to talk to 1 stranger a week. I think it helps having the baby as he is often a conversation starter!
  • Ive watched a film I wouldnt normally have watched. My Grandfather and I watched "The Caine Mutiny" starring Humphrey Bogart. To be honest I do not usually rate old films as they seem to go on forever with very little content. I di however quite enjoy this one, never going to be my favourite but was definately watchable.
  • Finally and quite a biggie I have instructed the Estate Agents to sell my flat, the HIP is ordered and it should go on the market next week. I am hoping for a quick sale as rather depressingly I am not going to make as much money on it as I had hoped but on the plus side my monthly outgoings will reduce massively enabling me to return to work Part time rather than Full Time.
Well I have been busier than I thought!!
Tune in next week for another amazing installment ..................................................................................................................................................................

Friday, 29 May 2009

Week 2

Wow another week has nearly gone by, where does time go?

Realised it was nearly the end of the month and that I really needed to get a shufty on for some of my monthly tasks!! So I baked my dad some Diabetic cookies, had a lovely bath and threw OH out and even conditioned my hair I dont think Ive managed to do that since my son was born 5 months ago!

Tomorrow we are having a no electric night, I love these, we turn the TV and lights off, open a bottle of wine and just talk to eachother whilst playing cards or a board game. It saves us money and I always feel very satisfied after.

I have decided to split

1: Spend a day “visiting” my town with a tourists eyes and go to places I would normally walk past e.g. – museum

into 2 half days so it will be easier with the baby. With this in mind I went to the little museum thats in our local park. I hadnt been in it since I was at lower scool (only a couple of years ago, ha ha!) There was also a nice art exhibition on so I had a good look at everything and then sat outside with Aidan and had an ice cream!

Ive booked to go to see Priscilla the queen of the desert in the west end with some gay friends (yep Im a fag hag!) we booked through and got the tickets half price, £21! Its going to be a lovely fun day out and I will be able to be me again for a while not just a mummy. We are going in June so not long to wait, yippeee!

Still knitting my squares for my orphan blanket 6 down 18 to go!

Sent the first of my 20 presents to friends just because. One of my Moneysavingexpert friends was the recipient and she was pleased with the contents, it was more special as I hadnt told her to expect it so it was a complete surprise.

Hope to check in again for a week 3 update, bye for now x

Monday, 25 May 2009

The Top 25 Musicals

So here is the list of top 25 musicals I will be watching from, I have seen a few already but I am going to watch them again as they are just such classic films.












Red = Watched

1st Update - Week One

So thats the end of week one of my 1001 challenge.

I am quite pleased with my progress so far as I have managed to cross off 3 of my tasks.

40 - Hold a snake skin (with gloves!) - This was a BIG task for me as I am really, really scared of snake skin, highly irrational I know! I am so pleased I faced the fear as I dont want to pass on my fears to my son Aidan.

64 - Halve my shoe collection - I was very strict with myself and if I hadnt worn them for a while then I listed them on Ebay or donated them to charity. Now I just have to be good and not buy more!!

65 - Sort through my bedroom chest of drawers - Again I was very strict and ended up with 2 bin bags full of clothes to take to the charity shop.

Ive also managed to start a few more of my tasks:

9 -I have begun reading from the BBC 100 greatest reads lists,

5 - My veggies are growing nicely in my garden,

19 - I have looked into Giving blood again but I am not able to for 4 more months as I have not been long had the Emergency Caesaerean.

51 - I have started leaving little notes in the Library books I have borrowed saying " I hope you are enjoying the book"

49 - I have registered on the Olympic website to receive ticketing news.

67 - I have been watching episodes of the Secret Millionaire for free on 4 on Demand.

91 - I am knitting some squares to do my share, I need to make 24 6X6 squares to sew together for a blanket for a child in Soweto.

98 - We went and had a family portrait taken and I am very pleased wth the results as the photos were lovely.

There are a couple more that I will be working on everyday, things like clear my debt and improve my credit rating. I will only blog about these once I complete them.

Thats was a bit of a boring, matter of fact blog so must try harder next time!!

The BBCs 100 greatest reads

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

Bold = Read

Friday, 15 May 2009

101 in 1001 list

1. Tell my son and my partner I love them every day
2. Try for another baby
3. Move house
4. Send a care parcel to a soldier serving our country abroad.
5. Grow my own veggies
6. Make at least 5 new friends (5/5)
7. Bake a cake at least once a month
8. Make/sew at least 6 material bags to give as presents (2/6)
9. Read the BBC 100 greatest books (18/100)
10. Entertain friends once a month
11. Make someone laugh everyday
12. Complete a Diploma course
13. Visit Edinburgh
14. Adopt a Donkey from Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary
15. Clear my debtsBold16. Save £10 a month for my sons futureBold17. Recycle more
18. Write a meal plan every week
19. Give blood as many times as possible
20. Write to my elderly Aunties every month
21. Always remember my bags for life when I go to the shops
22. Condition my hair once a month
23. Have a long relaxing bath ALONE once a month
24. Watch at least 10 films I wouldn’t normally watch (10/10)
25. Dye my hair a different colour
26. Go to Occo, the Moroccan restaurant that I always look at but never go into.
27. Have a no electric night once a month
28. Go to PYO
29. Spend a day “visiting” my town with a tourists eyes and go to places I would normally walk past e.g. – museum
30. Research the American presidents
31. Watch the top 25 musicals (11/25)
32. Knit myself a funky jumper
33. Buy some stripy socks in honour of my friend Fay!!
34. Buy locally more often and support the littler shops
35. Go to see a Shakespeare play
36. Buy a pair of flowery Doc Martens
37. Read the work of the poet Laureate each year (2/3)
38. Make a record or scrapbook of my sons life
39. Hold a corn snake
40. Hold a snake skin (wearing gloves!) Glad that ones done!!
41. Improve my credit score
42. Sell my flat
43. Send random friendship cards to each of the 6 houses in the UK with the same address as me
44. Learn how to set up a blog
45. Sit on a horse
46. Visit Warwick Castle again
47. Go back to Shell Island in North Wales
48. Get my £50 pay out from YouGov!!
49. Book tickets to attend a 2012 Olympics event
50. Visit the Library more often
51. Leave a friendly post it note in all the library books I borrow
52. Make my Best friend a 30th Lucky dip
53. Get a water butt and attach it to the gutter
54. Go and see Priscilla queen of the desert in the west end
55. Visit charity shops more often
56. Cook a Thanksgiving meal for friends
57. Talk to at least 1 stranger a week
58. Take the time to write a letter of thanks when I have received good service in a shop/restaurant/hotel
59. Make a snowman
60. Catch little spiders and take them outside rather than squishing them (cant promise to do the same with biggies!)
61. Buy my mum a present on my Birthday
62. Go to a zoo with my family
63. Talk to my Grandparents more
64. Halve my shoe collection
65. Sort through Text Colourmy bedroom chest of drawers
66. Finish Aidan’s Alphabet cross stitch
67. Watch every episode of The Secret Millionaire
68. Buy myself another piece of jewellery from Tiffany’s
69. Visit a Christmas market
70. Have a PJ day once a month
71. Put up a bird table
72. Try Sushi
73. Get a fourth tattoo
74. Organise a reunion with old school friends
75. Attend reunion with old school friends
76. Make myself go somewhere that I really don’t want to
77. Wash up for my Nan at least once a week
78. Check the oil and water in my car every 2 months
79. Clean my car inside and out every 2 months
80. Visit Bath again
81. Visit Wookey Hole again
82. Go to the mountains in the Rhondda
83. Find out more about my Paternal Grandparents who died before I was born
84. Bake Diabetic cakes for my Dad once a month
85. Cook a “takeaway” dinner for my Mum and Dad so Boldmy mum can have a night off once every 6 months
86. Feed the ducks at least 3 times (3/3)
87. Organise the photos on the computer
88. Write to my Aussie pen friend once a month
89. Learn to accept help, people wouldn’t offer if they didn’t want to
90. Return to work Part Time and manage to stay Part Time through effective budgeting
91. Knit some squares to do my share
92. Send 20 people a surprise present just because (9/20)
93. Eat chips from the wrapper at the beach
94. Eat an ice cream at the seaside
95. Collect a pretty pebble or shell every time we visit the seaside.
96. Do at least 1 Race for Life
97. Update my CV
98. Get a family portrait done each year (2/3)
99. Sit by a fire talking with my Partner
100. Start to write a Bucket list
101. Visit the theatre at least 6 times (6/6)

Finish Date Saturday 11th Feb 2012

Red = Completed

Blue = in progress