101 Things in 1001 Days V3 – An Update

old fashioned alarm clock and calendar on pink background
101 things in 1001 days update

Well, it’s been almost 2 years to the day since I posted my third 101 things in 1001 days and as I’m almost three quarters of the way through, I thought it was a good a time as any to do a little update!

Spoiler alert: My progress has been very patchy indeed. I know you won’t be surprised to see that I haven’t done much in the way of travel, a global pandemic has definitely clipped my wings in that respect!

I only have myself and my missing mojo to blame for my lack of progress with bloggy business although I think that’s balanced out with my almost clean sweep in the category for Furry Fun.

I should also add that these in these last 728 days, I’ve clocked up lots of other unlisted accomplishments, like fulfilling my mum’s last wishes, executing a will, flying first class and surviving hotel quarantine to name but a few.

Being a bookworm

  1. Do a reading challenge
  2. Do a Christmas book round up – I actually did 2, this one and this one
  3. Read 10 memoirs
  4. Read 10 new (to me) authors – Beth O’Leary, Emma Gannon, Emily Austin, Craig Silvey, Trent Dalton, Kiley Reid, Jennifer Niven, Karen Foxlee, Nina Kenwood, Graeme Simsion
  5. Ask 10 friends their favourite book and read them
  6. Re/read all the Harry Potter books
  7. Go to a book launch/reading
  8. Email my favourite author – I emailed Mike Gayle and the result was the inaugural interview in Author Corner!
  9. Read a fiction book with recipes
  10. Review every book I read on Goodreads (even if it’s just a star rating.)
mike Gayle and his books

Let Me Entertain You

  1. Watch 10 documentaries – My Octopus Teacher, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, The Game Changers, Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer, Life in the Dog House, Fyre, Oklahoma, Forensic 911, Abducted in Plain Sight, Social Animals
  2. Go to the theatre three times – Billy Elliott (Sydney Lyric) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (London Palladium) x2 and Frozen (Captiol Theatre)
  3. Go to a gig
  4. Go to the filming of a TV show
  5. Find 5 new podcasts
  6. See a drive in movie
  7. See a performance at the Sydney Opera House

Bloggy Business

  1. Make a media kit (3rd time lucky!)
  2. Give the blog a facelift
  3. Write a new about me page
  4. Write a commissioned piece
  5. Finally write that ebook
  6. Add recipe cards to the blog
  7. Update another 30 recipes – almost there! This Crispy Skinned Fish with Mustard Butter is one of our faves.

I should add that although the blog has been a bit neglected, we did move it over to the new WordPress editor which was quite an achievement although as David did all the hard yakka, I really can’t take the credit for it!

crispy skinned fish mustard butter 4

Write It Down

  1. Organise a power of attorney
  2. Write my story (even if it’s never published) – decided to scrap this completely!
  3. Write 10 ‘ just because’ letters – I’m getting there!
  4. Join Post Crossing
  5. Write a list of 100 things that make me happy

Adventure Awaits

  1. Visit Japan
  2. Go to New Zealand
  3. Indulge in afternoon tea in another country
  4. Take a road trip to some place we’ve never been – Merimbula NSW
Main beach merimbula
  1. Eat my way around Epcot in Disneyworld
  2. Stay in a Disney hotel
  3. Enjoy a weekend away with friends Culburra, NSW and Hunter Valley, NSW
  4. Visit a winery I’ve never been toGreenway Wines plus these and these in the Hunter Valley
woman wine tasting holding dog greenway wines broke
  1. Go cherry picking in Young
  2. Visit another state or territoryCanberra
  3. Watch the sunset on the beach Birubi Beach, Port Stephens
  4. Go to a spa
  5. Go to a Christmas market
  6. Have a degustation
a couple holding a cavoodle at the top of mount ainslie

Health Matters

  1. Have a mammogram
  2. Get at least one eye test – done!
  3. Go to the dentist at least once a year – so far, so good!
  4. Get a massage
  5. Get a skin check

Yum Yum

  1. Make the perfect scone – last week I posted the recipe for these Christine’s 3 Ingredient Lemonade Scones Ingredient Lemonade Scones.
  2. Make jam
  3. Make pierogi
  4. Make lemon posset – Yes! Here’s the recipe!
lemon posset pots
  1. Try 10 new recipes for the pie maker (that aren’t pies)
  2. Recreate a dish that I’ve had in a restaurant – Yes, well from a tea room! These Jammy White Chocolate Blondies!
  1. Make the ultimate Yorkshire pudding (one you put the dinner inside)
  2. Make Not Quite Nigella’s Tangzhong Bread
  3. Play recipe roulette with a cookbook
  4. Develop 10 new Meatless Monday recipes – Vegan Sundried Tomato Pesto, Black Bean Tacos, Vegetable Harissa Stew with Cheddar Dumplings, Mexican Bean Dip, Bean and Cider Stew with Cheddar and Parsley Mash, Easy Kidney Bean Curry, Tomato and Cheesy Mozzarella Pasta Bake, Easy Potato Curry, Halloumi and Bean Stew (plus one new recipe in the pipeline!)
tomato mozzarella pasta bake title image
  1. Make a vegan cake

Furry Fun

  1. Make 5 dog friendly recipes – so far just 1 but these Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits are an absolute cracker!
  2. Go to a dog beach – we’ve been to too many too list!
  3. Find 5 dog friendly cafes – Botanica Garden Cafe, The Grounds of Alexandria, Naked Brew, The Incinerator, Three Blue Ducks
  4. Go on a dog friendly road trip – we’ve been to the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, the Sapphire Coast, Newcastle, Canberra and Culburra Beach
dog in front of pooles rock
  1. Have a picture taken with Santa – tickety tick!
cavoodle sitting on Santa's lap
  1. Visit all the local dog parks and rate them – I’m ticking this as I’ve visited lots although I’ve rated none!
  2. Go on a dog friendly holiday – see number 63
  3. Teach Teddy Roosevelt 10 commands – sit, stay, high five, sit pretty, roll over, play dead, spin
  4. Have a puppy picnic – yes and also threw a dog birthday party
hidden valley cavoodles family
  1. Make a puppy birthday cake – not quite but I did make a pupcake station for Teddy’s 1st birthday party!
pupcakes on cake stand with sprinkles in cups

Giving Back

  1. Give money to a street performer.
  2. Support Share the Dignity’s In the Bag campaign -I’ve done this every year so far.
  3. Make a donation to a charity instead of sending Christmas cards – So far we’ve donated to the Asylum Seekers Centre and Pets of the Homeless.
  4. Volunteer for an organisation that matters – Lunch ladying at the Asylum Seekers Centre
  5. Inspire someone else to write a list of 101 Things in 1001 Days.
woman serving food at a serving station

Feeling Fit

  1. Take part in a 10K
  2. Run a half marathon in Disneyworld
  3. Do a pilates/stretch class
  4. Do a basic training class – I’ve done multiple HIIT workouts with Joe Wicks and counting it as a win!
  5. Go to my local park run – No, but I did go to the one at my mum’s in Lincoln! It was so wet and windy I steamed up my glasses!
lincoln park run feb 20

Try Something New

  1. Learn to crochet
  2. Play along with photo a day – Fat Mum Slim’s Gratitude Challenge August 2021
  3. Try a new flavour of ice cream – Jammie Dodger gelato, Messina
  4. See whales or dolphins
  5. Learn 30 signs of Auslan

Around Town

  1. Visit a museum or gallery I’ve never been to before
  2. Build a sandcastle
  3. Go to the outdoor cinema
  4. Go to a live sport event
  5. Go on a bushwalk
  6. Go to a suburb I’ve never been to
  7. Go to a beach I’ve never been to – Culburra Beach, Birubi Beach, Horseshoe Beach, Sirius Cove, Kurnell Dog Beach
  8. Take the ferry to Bundeena
  9. Go to a farmers market
  10. Explore Sydney with a Sydney Greeter
  11. Go on a ghost tour
cavoodle at kurnell dog beach

Boredom Busters

  1. Play crazy golf
  2. Do a puzzle – multiple times!
  3. Have a pyjama day – there have been plenty of those in lockdown!
  4. Finish a colouring book (3rd time lucky)
  5. Play a game of Star Wars Monopoly
  6. Write a new list of 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days!
Disney jigsaw puzzle

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

Linking up with Denyse for Life This Week