Picnic by the River #101in1001 #95

I have to start this blog with a disclaimer. It wasn’t a river, I ended up having a picnic by a beautiful lake but as it was idyllic in every way, to me it counts.


So why was this challenge on my list? My 101in1001 list is full of tricky challenges, so why this?

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Have a day out with Charlie #101in1001 #2

The most frustrating thing about my last 101 challenge and the most unbelievable to others is that I didn’t complete the following three challenges.

A: Spend a day with Charlotte
B: Spend a Day with Dominic
C: Spend a day with Joseph.

How in 1001 day can I not spend time with my children? By this I mean quality time. A day out with JUST them, doing things that THEY want to do. Separately. It just didn’t happen, not once.

So all three challenges went back on the list this time. Read my full list of challenges here.

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Do a Car Boot Sale #101in1001 #47

Some people would call me a hoarder. Every cupboard we have in the house is filled to capacity, we have a huge attic which is packed to the gunnels, we cannot move in the garage (hmmm are garages really for cars?) we even have an outhouse which is also full…of stuff.

But I am not a hoarder, I am just busy…I love to sort things out and having a good clear out. I have been meaning to do so for ages, but life just keeps getting in the way.

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My 100 Happy Days – Days 81-100

That’s it, it is all done, and I must admit that the 100 days went by incredibly quickly. Almost tempted to carry on, however there are lots of other challenges I want to sink my teeth into.

If YOU have featured in one of my happy days, I truly thank you. I thank you for being there and I thank you for being part of my life.

I have truly loved the 100Happy Days challenge, it has been lovely finding something joyful in the mundane.

Here are my final offering days 81-100

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My 100 Happy Days #Days 60-80

The idea behind 100 Happy Days is simple. Take a photo or find an image of something that makes you happy for 100 days in a row. The idea is simple but sometimes the challenge is hard.

Here are days 60-80 I cannot believe how time is flying, however, I suppose that Christmas in the middle speeded things up no end.

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Make and decorate a Christmas Cake #101in1001 #23

When I was putting together my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days I needed inspiration from my friends. I asked on my Facebook page for suggestions and got a few really good ones (some not-so-good but we don’t need to go into that 😀 )

My great friend Julia almost at once suggested that I should make and decorate my own Christmas cake. I jumped at this challenge because I have never made a Christmas Cake before and have always wanted to. It would also form part of the 10 new recipes and although I didn’t look forward to the icing (I confess, I am not very creative) I thought it would be a fun challenge, particularly when my friend said we should ice our cakes together the week before Christmas! How Christmassy is that?!?

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