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…
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.
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).
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…)