Complete In Progress
Start: Wednesday 6th of February 2008 End: Wednesday 3rd of November 2010

Time to go:
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Days late:

31 January, 2009

Recipe acquired

A colleague at work gave me a huge bag of lemons the other day, and I mentioned to him my lemon meringue pie task. He have me a couple of really great recipe, a hard one and a cheats one, I think I will try both, but not until the weather is cooler (we just had 4 43ºC plus days)

And the winner is....

Thanks to the people who voted on my poll, it was very exciting wasn't it?!?!? The final out come is that you guys all felt that the mid term review task was a great idea (I knew you would ;)) and I have added it to the list at number 33. Happily is it now half complete, what with me having already done one! :)

So, a new task is still required for number 88, but I still think things are going along swimmingly.

Other final results from the mid-term review are I have decided to keep tasks 30 38 and 42, that I was a bit dubious about, I am still undecided about 64 and 72, I think they will go! I will continue to think about them and will probable kick them out at the next mid-term review!

Thanks again for watching ;)

22 January, 2009

List complete

I have decided to declare the list at the bottom of the page of moves COMPLETE! I don't guarantee that there might not be a few more additions as time goes by and I think of them, but it's done. The way it works now is they go bold when I get them. So when the whole this is bold, task 38 should be done too.

21 January, 2009

Motorcycle ride

So here is the route, roughly, for the motorcycle ride Neil and I are booked into do in March

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Clearly the task needs to be re-worded from 'day' ride to something else!

19 January, 2009

The Gertrude Hotel

Today was a VERY hot day. We hung around at work til 7pm on the vague hope that the temperature would drop before we had to walk all the way to the car. It didn't.

So we found a nice looking venue, that sold beer, and had dinner. Neil's was much nicer than mine, but the staff were lovely, the venue was nice, they even had cider on tap and we shall go there again. I just won't order the prawns again.

12 January, 2009

task 27, new Introduction

I have a lovely vest that I started last winter. I really need to finish it, and since a number of other task have now been finished, purely because they were on this list and I need more tasks marked off, I thought I'd add this project!

Introduction to new task

Clara is my Scottie dog. She is quite lovely. We are having a go at trying to get her 'up the duff' and have some puppies. Last time, we did some AI, and there were no puppies. Next time she comes into season, we'll have another go. If that doesn't work, it's off to the shop (for shop, I actually mean to a breader, cos buying dogs from shops is bad)

10 January, 2009

Mid-term review - progress so far

OK, now that I have had a serious chance to think about it, here are the remaining out standing issues from the Mid Term Review (hmmmm do you think I can get away with making two mid-term reviews into a task? I think yes. Vote now! You have til the end of the month (see below))

These task may or may not go. I will have to have a bit of time to think about it.
30. Make Debbie Mum Christmas decorations
38. Watch list of movies created
42. Watch all of Angel again (0/5)
64. Get a christmas tree
72. Go skiing every winter of this challenge time (if there is snow)
I promise to get back to you on these soon!

These tasks are now empty and need to be replace, feel free to make suggestions:
(wow, weird about 33 and 88 both being double numbers!!!)

Mid-term review - task change 19

Old Wording:Spend a whole day in front of the Telly
New Wording:Host a 24 hr movie marathon

Spending a whole day in front of the telly was I used to do a lot, and found really enjoyable. Now it just seems like a complete waste of time. I'd much rather read, do cross stitch or (more commonly) play on the computer. So I have decided that if I host a 24hr movie marathon, publish the program before hand, and invite lost of people to some or all of the time, this means it's more of a social event. We'll see!

Mid-term review - task change 1 and 88

Old Wording:1. Make the list of 101 things
                     88. Write into for each task (some doubles allowed!)
New Wording:1. Make the list of 101 things, including introductions

Lets face it, 88 was always a bit lame. The only reason I made that task was, as you can see, it was towards the end of the list and I was having trouble thinking of tasks. The only 'issue' I can see with this whole Mid-term review is that I am going to have the same problem again as I re jig tasks and again come up with empty spaces in my list!

Mid-term review - task change 32 and 33

Old Wording:32. Go to Tasmania again
                     33. Go to New Zealand
New Wording:32. Go to either Tasmania or New Zealand

Given that time is ticking away, and tasks 22 (the new version) and 13 I am planing on completing this year I think it would be hard to fit two holidays into the last year of the challenge, there fore I am combining these two into one.

Mid-term review - task change 26 and 27

Old Wording:26. Plant lemon tree
                     27. Plant olive tree
New Wording:Plant a lemon or olive tree

Since the list was created, we have decided that there may be major works in the back year and also there was the afore mentioned 'issue' with the garage. So this means we now don't know what happening in the back yard, this then means that I don't really want to plant two trees in the back yard, only to find they have to go or be moved in a couple of years when we finally decide what and where we are doing things to the house in general (oh the joys of home ownership!) Anyway, I reckon I can squeeze one tree in the front yard, which won't change, so I'll do that instead.

Not sure yet what I'll re-place no. 27 with.

Mid-term review - task change 22

Old Wording:Move Justin back in
New Wording:Have puppies or buy another dog

When I made the list, Justin had only just moved to Kate's house. It ended up takeing him best part of 6 month to settle in. He is now 8 or 9. Kate and co don't actually want him to leave. I feel very guilty about this, but I think he might be better off with them.

In the mean time, we have been trying to have puppies with Clara. Last time was a miss, which was very disappointing. We are going to have one more go, next time Clara is in season, sometime in the next few weeks. If that doesn't work, Clara is then getting a bit old to be a first time Mum, so I will then just have to buy another dog!

Mid-term review - task change 21

Old Wording:Move all Neil’s things (not counting garage)
New Wording:Move all Neil’s things (especially garage)

This one has changed, because at the time of creating the list, I have not thought that the garage was going to fall down. As it has, and we have now replaced it. I am beginning to think it will be more likely that the garage will be moved before the rest of the 'stuff'!

05 January, 2009

Mid-term review

To all of those out there that work for government,
As you know, reviewing things is very important in government. To that end, as I am now a third of my way through this challenge, I thought I should review my progress.
So, 666 days to go and in theory, according to the tracker at the top of my page, I have only completed 26 tasks, which is only ~25% of the challenge, BUT (there is always a but with me) I have been silly enough to create a number of tasks that consist of many parts! When you take into consideration all the parts of tasks I have completed, I am actually 56% through the list (this even surprised me! I can supply the maths if you don't believe me). In the spirit of reviewing and resetting goals and base lines and shit, another thing that is also very important to government, I am going to 'regig' some tasks.

There are a few tasks I feel I simple can not achieve, and some others I feel could be replaced with more worth wile things. I am going to have to do this from home though, as my spiffy spread sheet that tracks my 101 in 1001 is at home and I forgot to email it here to work, were I do all my.... 'work'.

Here is a preview:
These are a bit like cheating, and probable should be all combined in some form or other
1. Make the list of 101 things (101/101)
88. Write into for each task (some doubles allowed!) (101/101)
53. Make post for each completed task

These are really hard to measure!
3. Get new job/make current job more satisfying
23. Get the hang of VB
89. Make tangible (ie: noticeable to other people) progress towards controlling my temper
15. Keep herb garden alive, at lest til the plants are out of season

I might combine or make these pairs into OR's
26. Plant lemon tree
27. Plant olive tree
32. Go to Tasmania again
33. Go to New Zealand
79. Participate in Towel Day
80. Participate in Pirate Day

I'm not sure if these ones are important to me any more!
19. Spend a whole day in front of the Telly
37. Make a list of all time movies I must watch/buy (list is at bottom of page)
38. Watch list of movies created
42. Watch all of Angel again (0/5)
44. Do lead lighting course
64. Get a christmas tree
68. Eat no chocolate for a month (just breath, it's only one month!!!!)
69. Go to 3 comedy festival events in one festival
70. Go to 3 other events at different festivals
71. Go to the Talbert Market

Other than that I'm fairly happy with the list still and even how I am progressing on it! Thanks for following me, if you are....

Me :)

04 January, 2009


So, read this post, cos my hands a sore and I can't be bothered typing


This is a Big Deal. I have started my Celtic Winter! As posted about in task 7, I have changed the pattern something I never do, because as previously discussed, I am not creative, I follow patterns. Any way this is very exciting, I am progressing wonderfully. At this stage I will not put up pictures, because I am photographing my progress and I am going to see if I can make it into a movie! ooooooo modern technology!