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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Tidying up with Marie Kondo | Netflix

Tidying up with Marie Kondo.

Watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix has been a bit of a guilty pleasure for the past few weeks.  Eight episodes of this joyful, pint size Japanese lady (and her equally lovely translator) entering people’s home and teaching how to declutter their living spaces which ultimately help them to declutter their lives has been thought provoking at least.

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Jeremys, Borde Hill – Restaurant Review

Before my 101 in 1001 challenges began, I hadn’t visited Jeremy’s Restaurant in Borde Hill, now I have the pleasure to say I have been twice and after my most recent visit, it is now officially my favourite local restaurant.

The first time I visited was December 2017 to celebrate my brother in law’s (special) birthday. There were 10 of us in the party and we were a little worried that it would be too ‘Christmassy’ in December but we needn’t have worried. Although there were Christmas decorations up, they were subtle, tasteful and not garish at all making the restaurant very pretty.

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The Little Paris Bookshop| Nina George | Mini Review

Official Blurb

On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a ‘literary apothecary’, for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers.

The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust – until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.


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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep | Joanna Cannon | Mini Review

Official Blurb

England,1976.

Mrs Creasy is missing and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands.

And as the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find much more than they imagined…

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