101 things in 1001 Days – A Two Thirdly Update

101 things in 1001 days update

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I’m well over two thirds of the way through my 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge and this update is a bit overdue.  Looking back over this list, I get the feeling that 2018 was a year for sitting on my laurels and that for I’m wondering whether a lifetime would be enough to achieve some of these, never mind about 1001 days.

However, I started the challenge and will finish the challenge even if I don’t cross every single thing off the list (although at this stage of the game, I think that’s a given!)  Enthusiasm and good intentions have to count for something though!


  1. Make an e-book
  2. Make a video.
  3. Host a weekly link up party. The Ultimate Rabbit Hole (until June 2017)
  4. Learn how to use Google Analytics. I’ve done a Bupa Workshop and taken avid notes. Does that count? (July 2018)
  5. Send a newsletter every fortnight for a year. Every 2-3 weeks. Timing has never been my strong point.
  6. Make a new media kit.
  7. Update profile picture.
  8. Give the blog a mini makeover.
  9. Publish 100 new blog posts.


  1. Make an Angel Food Cake. July 2018

Angel Food Cake

  1. Add 10 new salad recipes to my repetoire.
  2. Make 10 new bubblicious drinks in my SodaStream.
  3. Be vegetarian for 30 days.
  4. Give up candy for 30 days.  January 2017
  5. Learn to make pierogi.
  6. Make Lamingtons.
  7. Make my own mince pies. December 2017, here’s the recipe
  8. Try 10 different juices or smoothies.
  9. Make maple sugar pie.
  10. Cook mussels.
  11. Eat shave ice. Matsumoto’s, September 2017
  12. Dust off sushi maker and learn how to make sushi.  January 2018
  13. Make Tiramisu
  14. Learn to decorate cup cakes.
  15. Make my own dumplings. August 2018
  16. Make 5 Nigella recipes. 3 ingredient Nutella Brownies, Oven Cooked Chicken Shawarma, Pork with Prunes, Olives and Capers, Double Chocolate and Pumpkin Seed Cookies and Emergency Brownies

Nigella's Nutella Brownies

  1. Make a delicious gluten free cake. I made this one
  2. Make a terrine.
  3. Make a cake from the AWW Birthday cookbook. Swimming Pool Cake and Koala Cake


  1. Complete the Disneyland Double Dare challenge.  September 2017
  2. Run three half marathons (including Disneyland.) Disneyland Half Marathon,
  3. Reach a 10,000 step target every day for 1 month. January 2017
  4. Learn to ride a bike. February 2017

Learning to Ride with Bikewise 6

  1. Do the 7 Bridges Walk. October 2017

7 Bridges Walk

  1. Lose 5kg.
  2. Try a beginners Yoga Class.
  3. Do a basic training class.
  4. Participate in a charity run. Neuroblastoma Run2Cure, June 2017
  5. Be flexible enough to touch my toes.
  6. Do 20 gym classes in one month.
  7. Create a new running playlist.
  8. Start a daily meditation practice.


  1. Keep the plants alive in the back garden. Still going strong January 2019
  2. Organise the hall closet. January 2017
  3. Paint the living room.
  4. Organise the pantry.
  5. Find a storage solution for the laundry room.
  6. Sell 5 things on Gumtree.
  7. Make a home media centre.
  8. Put all CDs in the media centre.
  9. Part company with DVDs (excluding Paddington.) February 2017


  1. Organise our wedding photos and make an album.
  2. Learn how to apply false eyelashes.
  3. Learn how to do one up-style.
  4. Try something new for 30 days. January 2017
  5. Get a dog.
  6. Buy myself flowers. January 2017
  7. See a live concert.   One Republic, September 2017

One Republic 10 on 10 Sept 17

  1. Wear red lipstick. October 2017
  2. See a musical. Aladdin, January 2017
  3. Complete a colouring book.
  4. Get a massage or a facial. Massage at Na Ha’Ola Spa, Waikiki, September 2017
  5. Read 100 books. I’m up to 95!
  6. Read a book and then see the movie (or vice versa.) Lion, June 2017
  7. Watch a movie or TV series with subtitles. The Bridge, A Man Called Ove, April 2018
  8. Get new glasses. July 2017

10 on 10 specsavers


  1. Send 5 thank you letters. October 2017, #makelifegood challenge
  2. Write my will. January 2018
  3. Inspire someone to do the 101 things in 1001 days challenge. Joanne’s list is awesome!
  4. Create another 101 things in 1001 days.
  5. Learn a new word every day for one month.


  1. Attend a TED talk.
  2. Learn how to say “hello” and “thank you” in 10 languages.
  3. Complete 12 units of my Counselling Course.
  4. Learn how to knit.
  5. Do a food styling course.


  1. Visit Santa in Lapland.
  2. Explore 5 new cities. San Diego, Edinburgh
  3. Eat at one of the world’s top 100 restaurants.
  4. Fly business class.
  5. Go to 5 different rooftop bars. Madame Brussels (Melbourne) Rustic Root (San Diego) The Nolen (San Diego) Rooftop 600 at Andaz (San Diego) Tommy Bahama (Waikiki)
  6. See 5 big things. Big Wine Bottle, Big Frilled Neck Lizard, Big Kookaburra, Big Sundial, Big Peach (and 5 more)

The Big Kookaburra 2 Big Things in and around Newcastle

  1. Go on a wine tour.
  2. Swim in an infinity pool.
  3. Visit a World Heritage site.  The Blue Mountains, July 2018
  4. Take a train trip in another country.  Anaheim to San Diego, September 2017
  5. Eat at a new restaurant in Disneyland.  Carthay Circle, September 2017
  6. See a parade at Disneyland.  Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, September 2017

Taking stock Mickey's Soundsational Parade

  1. Go to New Zealand.
  2. Get a stamp in my passport.  Hawaii, US September 2018
  3. See fireworks. Australia Day, 2017
  4. Do a brewery tour. SF on Tap, September 2017

SF on Tap - The Rock


  1. Get a Sydney Swans season ticket.
  2. Go fruit picking.
  3. Enjoy high tea at a Sydney venue The Langham July 2017

10 on 10 Christmas in July high tea

  1. Ride the scenic railway at Scenic World, Blue Mountains. July 2018
  2. Visit a farmers market.  Kangaroo Valley, February 2018
  3. Build a sandcastle.
  4. Play barefoot bowls. The Greens, April 2018

Visitors in Sydney - barefoot bowls

  1. Go on a picnic. January 2017
  2. Visit an art gallery/museum I haven’t been to before. Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum, July 2018

Have you ever done a 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge? If you made a 101 things list, what would be on yours?

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