Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Life Lately

Remember when I used to blog more than once in a blue moon? What on earth did I find to talk about, and how did I find the time to do it???

There's been ever such a lot going on with us, I don't even know where to start. Little dude turned 2 last month (almost 8 weeks ago now - how??) and he definitely got the memo about the Terrible Twos...! Mostly he's lovely, and he makes us laugh every single day... But he is definitely testing boundaries at the moment.

So far this summer, we're actually managing to enjoy some lovely family days out, which is new to us. Previously we've had to be cautious about going to busy places due to the risk of infection, but he's doing so much better these days that we actually can.

We have a few busy weekends in store - in fact, all of July is busy! - because we've got a couple of fundraising events to participate in. At least, the little fella is participating officially and we're along for the ride. This Sunday, he has a one mile walk to do, and the following Sunday is a 70m dash in a very famous athletics stadium that has had world records set within it and world famous athletes have competed there. We are raising money for the two hospital units that saved his life, so as you can imagine it means a great deal to us.

So, what's new with you? What have I missed??

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Monday, 5 June 2017

My new 101 in 1001 list



After the shocking realisation that time was up on my last list, I have been putting together a new set of challenges for the next 1001 days. And, as ever, I am really late posting this! This list started on 1st May 2017, and ends on 27th January 2020.

1 Write a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days! 
2 Make a list of 100 books I would like to read 
3 Read 100 books 
4 Read a book set during Christmas 
5 Read the best 25 children's books for 0-5s with my son 
6 Identify 100 things that make me happy 
7 See 10 classic movies I've never seen 
8 Watch a movie from every year I've been alive 
9 Make a list of my 50 favourite movies 
10 Write on 20 journaling prompts 
11 Write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved in this lifetime 
12 Write a list of 20 places I want to visit and why
13 List 50 favourite fictional characters 
14 List 101 things I don't ever want to do again 
15 List 10 places I have been, and 10 favourite things about each place 
16 Complete the A-Z travel challenge 
17 Go on a picnic 
18 Spend a day at the beach 
19 Go to the zoo 
20 Visit 2 new holiday parks 
21 Go to 5 different museums 
22 Go to the beach in the winter 
23 Visit 3 different heritage railways 
24 Visit 4 new parks 
25 Visit the National Railway Museum, York (England) 
26 Go for a walk in a forest 
27 Visit Alnwick Castle (England) 
28 Visit Devon (England) 
29 Visit Disneyland Paris (Paris) 
30 Visit Wales 
31 Visit Scotland 
32 Go on a boat ride 
33 Visit the safari park, Longleat (England) 
34 Visit Bolton Abbey (England) 
35 Visit a waterfall 
36 Visit a National Trust site 
37 Visit an English Heritage site 
38 Go to a sporting event 
39 Play crazy golf 
40 Go to a food festival 
41 Start saving to go to Florida 
42 Go up in a hot air balloon  
43 Visit a farm 
44 Jump in puddles 
45 Ride on a carousel 
46 Go to an air show 
47 Build a snowman 
48 Build a sandcastle 
49 Visit a butterfly garden 
50 Decorate our son's bedroom 
51 Landscape the backyard 
52 Declutter my house 
53 Complete a 365 day photo challenge 
54 Get professional family photos taken 
55 Organize photo collection 
56 Take a photo of the view from a tall building 
57 Take a family photo at least 4 times a year 
58 Make a Year in Pictures album 
59 Try 10 new places to eat 
60 Find 20 quick and easy recipes to try 
61 Try a new flavour of ice cream 
62 Bake a cake 
63 Do a sponsored run / walk for charity 
64 Raise money for a charity 
65 Donate to charity 
66 Volunteer for a charity 
67 Send a gift to someone just because 
68 Register as an organ donor 
69 Complete 7 goals in a week 
70 Learn to locate all 50 US states on a map 
71 Create a scrapbook 
72 Quit Facebook for a week 
73 Start a new tradition 
74 Finish my Christmas shopping before December 
75 Go a month without buying anything that isn't a necessity 
76 Try a basic meditation technique 
77 Do a Couch to 5k running plan 
78 Run a 5K 
79 Lose weight 
80 Don't eat chocolate for a week 
81 Learn a new language 
82 Drink more water 
83 Stay in a hotel for a night alone 
84 Get back to pre-baby weight 
85 Update my blog at least once a month 
86 Make 5 playlists on my phone 
87 Make my own Christmas cards  
88 Meet a celebrity 
89 Have a board game night  
90 Design a t-shirt 
91 Go to a wedding 
92 Complete a colouring book 
93 Try a new flavour of coffee 
94 Pick 3 things to start and finish on Instructables.com 
95 Do the Clean Sweep test (http://www.betterme.org/cleansweep.html) and try to improve my score 
96 Meet an online friend in person 
97 Take my son for a day out with no other adults
98 Make an advent calendar
99 Convert LPs to MP3
100 Do something I wouldn't normally do
101 Finish writing another 101 things list by the end of 1001 days 


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