7 March 2015

101 in 1001 goal list (v2.0)

It's been a whole week since I finished wrapped up my first 101 in 1001 goal list. It's confession time - the thought of not having a set of back-up ideas for rainy days was driving my litttle OCD mind to distraction. I've become so used to have a set of goals awaiting idle moments, that it was unthinkable to not rustle up another set.

Am I a sucker for punishment? Yes, it seems so...

101 in 1001 goal list v2.0 Adventures of a London Kiwi

As I said the other day, I can quite seriously credit sitting here at a computer for getting us out and about exploring the world a hundred times more than we ever did. Instead of just frumping at home on the couch in front of the TV wondering why we were so 'meh', we're continually finding more and more crazy, wonderful things to do and places to visit.

100 in 1001 (v2.0): 
07/03/2015 – 02/12/2017

1: 30 countries before 30 (18/30 ticked off the list with 4 planned so far).
2: Watch a Santorini sunset.
3: Toast sake in a Kyoto Yakitori bar.
4: Sleep in a Canadian forest lodge.
5: Swim with dolphins in the wild.
6: Visit Africa & South America to complete our continents clutch.
7: Go on a spontaneous Road Trip. Use a spin board to decide where to go for an afternoon.
8: Explore New Zealand's South Island & walk on a glacier.
9: Experience a Turkish bath.
10: Swim by moonlight.
11: Eat dumplings & goulash in Krakow.
12: Catch a fish for lunch.
13: Throw a dart in a map and travel wherever it lands.
14: Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
15: Ride a Camel.
16: Sip Scotch in it's birthplace.
17: Play Train Roulette (picking a station and destination at random).
18: Go up in a Hot Air Balloon.
19: Send a Message in a bottle.

20: Go mud larking.
21: Visit a ghost underground station.
22: Try a meal from every continent.
23: Drink in a prohibition-style speakeasy.
24: Boat on the Thames.
25: Walk each of the bridges in one day.
26: Walk one of the tube lines.
27: Rampage in a SantaCon.
28: Dress up for the Waitangi day pub crawl.
29: Dance the evening away at a ball on Park Lane.
30: Visit Brunel's museum.
31: Visit 3 of London's windmills.
32: Buy London urban honey.
33: Dine at the Savoy.
34: Experience the Nutcracker ballet.
35: Make my own London Gin.
36: Spend a night at the Opera.
37: Silent Disco.
38: Celebrate Holi.
39: Photograph a location in all four seasons.

101 in 1001 goal list v2.0 Adventures of a London Kiwi
40: Sleep in a tree house.
41: Hot Air Ballooning.
42: Prance around Ascot.
43: Photograph red squirrels in the wild.
44: Visit Land's end.
45: Find Loch Ness.
46: Walk across to St Micheal's Mount, Cornwall.
47: Visit every historic English county.
48: Visit the Crooked Pub.
49: Eat another 3 food items in their namesake home.
50: Promenade at Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle).
51: Do a naughty place-name road trip.
52: Take a completely spontaneous weekend trip.
53: Watch Liverpool FC play at Anfield.
54: Build a Blanket Fort.
55: Go on a ghost hunt.
56: Play Pooh Sticks.
57: Travel on the Hogwart's Express.
58: Walk Hadrian's Wall.
59: Scale a lighthouse.

60: Drive on 3 holidays.
61: Go a month without buying takeaways.
62: Do 3 things that terrify me.
63: Take an etiquette class.
64: Become a titled Lady.
65: Completely change my hair colour.
66: Wear a different outfit everyday for a month without doubling up.
67: Donate blood 3 times.
68: Do 3 more days of volunteering.
69: Organise a fundraising day.
70: Post a 'thinking of you' parcel.
71: Achieve a work promotion.
72: Host a dinner party.
73: Sing in public, sober.
74: Speak at a workshop.
75: Prepare & bring my own coffee to work for a month.
76: Sell a photograph.
77: Throw another fundraising afternoon tea.
79: Learn a new cooking skill (ie. cake decorating).

101 in 1001 goal list v2.0 Adventures of a London Kiwi

80: Swim 50 Lengths.
81: Complete a whole spin class without collapsing.
82: Lose 15kg.
83: Walk 10,000 steps a day for 3 months.
84: Sign up & complete a belly dance class.
85: Do a cartwheel.
86: Quit a bad habit in 21 days.
87: Leave 25 more Operation Beautiful notes.
88: Pay for someone in the line behind me.
89: 7 random acts of kindness in 7 days.

90: Keep blogging & writing creatively.
91: Dip my Own Candles.
92: Create a New Ice Cream Flavor.
93: Have a full article Published in print.
94: Homebrew Alcohol.
95: Make a Dish from Middle-Earth.
96: Construct a Gingerbread House.
97: Piece together a puzzle cake.
98: Grow (and eat) edible flowers.
99: Make & Develop a PinHole Camera Image.
100: Finish another month-long blog challenge.
101: Complete my 101 in 1001 page/countdown.

Have you ever thought about starting a 101 in 1001 goal list? They are rather addictive (especially when you get super close to finishing them...)

(Ps. a hat tip to Tracy's 101 in 1001 and Holly's 101 in 1001 for giving me inspiration when I was beginning to run a little low at the very end of drafting my new lists - thank you!)


  1. Yay, I'm so glad you're doing another one of these! You'll never experience an atmosphere like watching Liverpool play at Anfield... it gives me goosebumps! x

  2. It took me about 20 minutes to explain this to Fredrik after I read your last post but now he is excited to start one and I am sure I will be reviewing yours for ideas!

  3. Love this!! I can't wait to read 'The Further Adventures of a London Kiwi' !

    Lots of love,

  4. Wowza, sing in public sober!! go girl! Also, silent discos are so fun! They do them at the Science Museum lates every month :)

  5. This list looks awesome! Have fun!

  6. Yay I love your lists - good luck with the new challenges :)

  7. Great list of fun things to do Emma. I'm going up in a hot air balloon for my birthday in May

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  8. And kinda scary I must say! I do set myself some crazy things...

  9. Awww, cheers Jessi! I think I'll need all the luck I can get.

  10. I can't handle reading blogs about hot air ballooning. They make my knees go all funny. Especially if they involve a selfie stick. Just a heads up from a loyal reader! :D

  11. Don't know yet but it will be in the Home Counties, I'll probably read some blog posts for recommendations!

  12. I'm not sure how I feel about selfie sticks...

  13. OMG what an epic list! You're going to have so much fun ticking these things off :)

  14. I think we all should embrace the selfie far more. We're all hot bitches, let's let the world know.

  15. Wow what a list!
    I have photograph my local area in all for seasons as a goal too! I'm just hoping in happens, rather than making the effort to do it, as winter seemed to have snuck by me before I remembered about the goal!
    I love using the UNESCO list as a way to get ideas for day trips, if we can't decide where to go. We are unofficially trying to see all the sites in Belgium.

    Definitely something I love about mainland Europe, is the red squirrels. I saw one the other day and every time I see them, it's the best thing!


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