Out with the old, in with the new 101 in 1001 goals.

I’ve umm-ed, I’ve ahhh-ed, and I’ve spent a few mornings with my chin resting in my hand, hopefully accompanied by an intelligent expression. Why? I set my 101 in 1001 goal list fully intending to complete Every. Single. One. Not to start and let it die with a damp fizz within a couple of weeks, or peak around the middle mark, or just fade away to obscurity – that’s why I added it to the blog as a measure of public accountability.

Now THIS is a proper London Kiwi. Oh yes, found by a lovely friend, growing in a south London pub garden. Just thought I’d share.



I’m rocking along now, but with 420ish days to go, I’ve found a different problem. Those goals that I set nearly two years ago? Some of them are boring to me now, and some I’ve been scared off (Read: #20. Sky Dive – thank you John Bishop, your monologue about ‘whether the guy you’re strapped to whilst jumping out of a plane is having a good day’ really, really solved that conundrum) so I’m having a mid-Winter clearout.

 #20. Keeping a jar of gratitude for a year.


Why should you care? I don’t really want to bore you with the ins & outs, but as we’re all doing the whole New Year, New Resolutions goal thingee it has me thinking, and I thought I’d share them. I genuinely find that reading other people’s goals and ideas inspires me, so I hope it will inspire you!


I’m making myself feel better in that I’m setting interesting goals – things that aren’t necessarily normal or easy to do. All of the goals are still things out of my comfort zone, or will take some work to complete, or push me somehow. To reflect this year I’ve also shift a little of the focus to travelling, and exploring – I’ll have to trim a few exercise bits, but all the walking whilst exploring will make up for it. Right?

#22. Complete the Monopoly Pub Walk – this goal isn’t going anywhere.

In the interested of honesty, these are what I’m changing – feel free to skim read it or join in!

20. Sky Dive (with instructor)

37. Complete a Hike
38. Publish Workout Playlists
40. Go indoor rock climbing
42. Lose 30kg
43. Maintain that weight once lost
64. Cook an entire Cookbook

65. For a day, cook a menu of hubby’s favourites

70. Have a themed meals week

86. Develop 3 rolls of film (../3)

97. Do a “what I ate Wednesday” post


20. For a year fill a jar daily with joys, gratitudes, things that made me smile etc.

42. Have a mysteries of London day; Knights Templar Church, Freemason’s Hall, Whittards Tea Shop (perhaps solving the question of why do the English drink so much tea?)

43. Eat a Melton Mowbray Pie, in Melton Mowbray & two other regional delights in their homes.

44. Attend a Wimbledon Tennis game, Ascot Race or a Garden Party.

45. Play Pooh Sticks in 100 Acre Wood

46. Visit a working London Brewery

64. Cook a pinned Pinterest Recipe every week for 3 months

65. Try 5 ‘new to me’ world meals (…/5)

70. Go to a blind tasting dinner

86. Get a ‘proper’ camera & learn how to use it on manual

97. Complete a month long blog challenge


I have so many things to do this year. Bring it on!!




Ps. I’ve also been looking through my ‘Improve the ‘How Foodie Are You’ score becuase I want to improve it by 15 items. Well, it seems that they improved it a lot, so I retook it, and added in a couple of items that aren’t available at all in the UK or I will never touch. Offal? Not a chance.

Are you currently goal setting? Share you link/list in the comments below – 101 in 1001s, 30 by 30s, stuff what to do in London….
Are you also Goal shifting? Bored of resolutions?

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