Drive a different mode of transport #101in1001 #91

Driving an alternative mode of transport.

When I put this challenge on my 101in1001 list I had no idea what it would mean. A tractor? An offroad vehicle, an horse and cart? I wanted to keep the challenge open.

When I got a cash Christmas present from my boss, I didn’t want to bank it (such presents always get spent on groceries) I wanted to make sure I did something special. I looked down the Red Letter Day and Virgin experience websites and one thing jumped out at me. A Segway ride for two. I had never ridden a Segway and thought that it sounded fun and bonus! It would tick of one of my challenges.

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Learn 5 new skills in Photoshop #101in1001 #62

Photoshop requires you to be creative and design savvy, two things I am not. I spent a year miserably failing in a photoshop based job. I think the only thing I learned to efficiently in that time was crop things correctly.

It was one of my goals to extend my knowledge, but it has not been easy.
1: Photoshop is expensivvvvve. Spare cash I have not.
2: Beginner’s photoshop tuition is expensive and you need to dedicate time to it. Time I have not.
3: There are lots of YouTube videos explaining various techniques but they rarely start from the very basics.

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Out and About: Berlin (Day One)

My son and I had a whirlwind trip to Berlin back in March. The weekend was primarily so that he could practice his German (GCSEs are just around the corner now) and to learn a little history too, but it is nice to get away as well, and I certainly wasn’t going to say no.

Berlin is an hour and a half flight from Gatwick, there are two airports both within easy reach of the city centre, so is perfect for a weekend. Don’t expect to cover it all in a weekend though, there is so much to do. We did a lot, and I mean a LOT but hurrah there is still enough left to warrant a second visit.

Berlin is easy to get around. My tip is to stay as close as you can to the U-Bahn (underground) or S-Bahn (rapid transit city train) and you’ll get everywhere easily. Our hotel was called the Titanic Comfort, despite a few minor housekeeping hiccups it was comfortable, functional and best of all it was two mins from Spittlemart U-Bahn and a short 15 walk from Checkpoint Charlie which was where our two and a half day adventure and history download began!

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There has been a slight hiccup!

I don’t really consider myself a blogger, I have no intention of perusing it as a ‘career’ or monetising it. I just enjoy blogging when I can, with no pressure.

This blog is a pleasure to write, when I have time. I have SOOOO many plans for it. Recording my 101 challenges, blogging about my plastic free struggle, uploading my holiday diaries, recording (reviewing) the books I have read and much much more.

I wrote religiously in a diary for many many years, and a blog seemed like an interesting progression to make, putting my random thoughts not on paper but… ‘out there’. BUT….

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My 101 in 1001 Challenge 30% Update

I have just logged into the Day Zero Project website and I was shocked to discover that I am well over half way through my 1001 days!

I apparently have 480 days left until I finish on July 29th 2020.

So much for completing half of my challenges by now…..

And so much for writing a half way through post on Day 500, this will have to do!

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Cook 10 new recipes #101in1001 #19

Always a good challenge to take you out of your cooking comfort zone.

I made this challenge harder for myself by trying to cook new recipes either by using a new technique or a new ingredient. This is more difficult than you think, most recipes use basic techniques, hence my challenge of randomly opening a cookbook doesn’t count, it was delicious and new but just a different take on a roast dinner.

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