My 101 in 1001 Challenge 10% Update

I can’t believe that I am 10% through my challenge in just over a month. Actually, I can, the last time I attempted a 101in1001 challenge I did exactly the same.

I ticked the one-off challenges quite quickly, pottered along with the midrange ones and then ground to halt near the end.

The idea behind 101in1001 is easy, set yourself 101 challenges to complete in 1001 days, they can be big / small / anything at all.

You can read my list of things to try and accomplish before July 2020 here. here.

So… My first ten challenges are listed below – it is going to get an awful lot tougher from now on…

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Learn a new word everyday for a month – #101 in 1001

Well, this wasn’t going to happen was it? First of all, you lose count, then you miss a day, etc etc.

My son, ever the logical one, came up with a foolproof system. It didn’t really matter if I missed a few days, but as long as I learned 31 words. He suggested keeping count by each word beginning with each letter of the alphabet then the majority would be done. Easy.

So what do you do then? grab a dictionary and find a random word? No, that doesn’t work either.

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Get a new hobby – #101in1001

To ‘Find a New Hobby‘ was on my 101 things in a 1001 days list because for the last ten years I had dedicated a lot of time tirelessly raising money for my children’s primary school and although I loved every minute of it, I felt it was time to do something for myself. I had found my 10 years at the school fulfilling, enjoyable and social and I desperately needed something to replace a huge hole in my life.

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In The Beginning

Another blog that I have been working on is In The Beginning.

This all started when my Music teacher from middle school contacted me and asked if I still had a copy of the recording we made of a school musical we did in ahem…..1981.

The sad thing was, I did have a copy, but it must have got misplaced with quite a lot of prized belongings when we emigrated.

I can still remember quite a lot of the lyrics and my teacher can remember quite a lot of the music and so we thought we would enlist help from other Riverway pupils.

The site has had lots of views but unfortuntely not many other lyrics have been added yet. If you know of any pleeeease get in touch.

riverwayinthebeginning.wordpress.com

Running for Ronnie

Seven friends of mine have all signed up to run the Virgin London Marathon this year (2015). Six of them have got Charity places and will be raising money for a wonderful hospice in Crawley – St. Catherine’s.

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I have built them a blog and will be updating it for them until their big day on April 26th.

I hope that you will either follow their blog: runningforronnie.wordpress.com

Like their Facebook page www.facebook.com/running4ronnie

Follow them on Twitter @running4ronnie

or better still come to one of their events or donate some money 😀

Thank you x

Sammi

 

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Scary Ventures

I have finally done it. My theatre website has gone live!  http://www.theatresoutheast.com

Those of you who visit this blog regularly will know that I generally like to share my ‘theatre love’ with anyone who will listen. I try and promote theatre and aim to get more people to seeing live entertainment, as in my opinion it is so much better than sitting at home.

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