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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Play Pooh Sticks with Isla. #101in1001 #8


Play Pooh Sticks with Isla. #101in1001 #8

I always count my blessing that we live only twenty minutes away from my happy place, the glorious Ashdown Forest in Sussex. Ashdown was one of the reasons we moved to East Grinstead many moons ago and since then I have always enjoyed our rambles through its wooded copses and over its rolling hills with my family.

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Out and About: In Nottingham

When I dropped Charlie off at University the most I saw of Nottingham was a retail park where we picked up a few last bits. I left and I hadn’t seen Nottingham at all.

We had our first opportunity to look around when we visited her during half term. Charlie, by now, knew the town centre fairly well (and naturally one or ten nightclubs) but she welcomed the opportunity to look around some of the touristy places with her family.

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Buy a Waterbutt #101in1001 #44

A complete cheat! But I don’t care!

One of the key reasons for wanting to move from our previous house was the lack of a garden, we had nothing at the front of the house and at the back was a small patch of grass which we barely used because it was so boggy. When we were looking for a new house, I knew I wanted three things from my garden.

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