6 April 2014

Goal update: 101 in 1001

Everything seems to have to update and change every five seconds. Take for instance my favourite apps (not always for the good, Twitter here's looking at you), train timetables, the cat's favourite sleeping place (currently a plastic bag on the floor, next to the spare bed) and restaurant menus.
 
Foodie adventures of Okra and Plantain...
 
Fear not, I'm not going to start giving you Adventures of a London Kiwi: Rants of an corporate sellout 2.0; it will always be full of my blatherings, friends and random adventures that you that all seem to like. In keeping with the change of seasons and UK clocks going forward it just seemed like a good time to have a gander at the main reason for my corner of the internet, my 101 in 1001 goal list
 
 
I was starting to panic a little that I wasn't going to make my way through the list, but on checking, it seems to be going better than I thought.
 
#42. Have a mysteries of London day; Knights Templar Church, Freemason's Hall, Whittards Tea Shop (ie. why do the English drink so much tea?) 
 
 
This weekend I've also managed to tick the last 4 items off my "Try 15 new foodie items" list (goal #66) but there are still things I want to try, and a po'boy is on the top of that list.
 
38. Fried Plantain  
45. Goat’s Milk  
73. Pho 
98. Venison  
 
 
 
  
I've also got a fair few goals in progress, such as #20. For a year fill a jar daily with joys, gratitudes, things that made me smile etc.
 
  

#05. Do 3 days of Volunteering (1/3) - in progress, I'm currently helping out with the Social Media for the NZ Business Woman's Network - come say hey kiwi ladies!
 
#44. Attend a Wimbledon Tennis game, Ascot Race or a Garden Party.
 
  
 
#77. Grow (and eat) edible flowers.
 
Maybe this whole crazy goal list thing is do-able. Huh.
 
Straw Poll: I'm coming to the realisation that my goal #27. Pat a Lion or big Cat, is a little crazy so do you think that my day as a London Zookeeper, feeding Giraffes, Ring Tailed Lemurs and playing with Penguins counts? 
 
 

17 comments :

  1. Edible flowers, my goal as well ;) http://finestprocrastination.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. We need to get planting asap! My planting boxes have been dragged out of storage.

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  2. Yes I would say you have done #27 and how did you like venison I grew up eating it and it is by far in my top 5 meats!

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    1. I do love putting stuff to vote on this here old blog ;D
      It was rich, gamey and delicious - but I know quite controversial...

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  3. Lol - I think your London Zoo Day counts, but surely it's the perfect excuse to book a trip to South Africa or Tanzania??? ;)

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  4. I love these goals - oooh the Twinings tea place I didn't even know that was a thing but now I do I need to go because let's be fair I'm British and I love tea!
    How was the venison? A lot of my friends seem to think it's cruel to eat it but I won't lie I love it although clearly at the price it's not something I eat every day!
    You've definitely inspired me to write my onw 101 in 1001 list great idea x

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    1. The Twinings shop is really cute!
      It was really nice - I'm quite a fan of gamey meat. I must admit I did have a few reservations trying it, but once is ok right?
      Excellent!!! I'd love to see how you get on.

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  5. I love Pho! So fresh, tasty and healthy. Yum :)
    Claire xx

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  6. I love this idea, I really like no.20 definitely something I want to do. you have inspired me to write my own 101 in 1001.

    Shenae

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    1. Fantastic! I can't wait to see your list!!

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  7. Yes, I think it definitely counts! But if you insist on petting a lion, make sure you do it with your left arm. It's a much more logical sacrifice seeing as you need your right for taking photos. :)

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    1. I can't in any way argue with that logic!

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  8. edible flowers freak me out a little, I mean I know you can candy them and such, and I like lavender things, but it makes me look at plants and flowers in gardens and wonder, can I eat you? Also, you NEED a po'boy! Find a nice cajun restaurant :)

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    1. I know what you mean about the wonder - I've had rose tea made with rosebuds before, and LOVE lavender in everything but never grown my own!
      I want to do a foraging course sometime soon. Watch out hedgerows!

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  9. I love the idea of the gratitude jar, so simple and a great way to look back on things.

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