Watch all Oscar Nominated films of 2018 #101in1001 #51

Definitely a task that wouldn’t have been completed without being in self isolation for 10 days. It took three and a half years to watch two of the films, I watched the other 6 in three weeks 🙂

As you know my true love is theatre, I much prefer live entertainment to screens, I don’t really watch TV at all. I rarely get invested in a series because it is unlikely that I will finish it.

I do like to watch films because they have a beginning, middle and end but don’t often get the time , my go-to is comedies or anything light-hearted hence this challenge, it was to take me out of my comfort-zone a little.

Thank goodness for Netflix.

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My #101in1001 challenge 70% update

Day Zero Project

A last minute flurry to get things done. My challenge ends next week on the 29th July and I am really happy with how it has gone….considering.

I have so far acheived 70 of my 101 tasks and trust me, many of those tasks would not have been done without the Coronavirus and being trapped at home.

It has mean however it was impossible to complete a few of the tasks but i intend to do them one day – as soon as we can move freely again.

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My #101in1001 challenge 60% update

Day Zero Project

The first time I did a 101 challenge, I manged 60% of them, this time it is a miracle I have got as far as I have, the Coronavirus lockdown put the final nail in the coffin, although saying that, there was no way I would have completed them, I just wanted to beat the score from last time.

Neeeearly there.

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Here is a record of ten challenges I have managed to tick off.

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Read ten books suggested by friends #101in1001 #56

During my last #101in1001 challenge I vowed to read every book that my book club stated cover to cover. This meant I ended up reading some real dross. Another problem was that we had book club every six weeks so I had to complete a book during that time or I got behind. Later on, we stopped using the excuse ‘book club’ as very few of us read and we just socialise instead.

Instead for this challenge, I decided to read 10 books that were recommended by friends, hopefully meaning that they would be at least halfway decent. I don’t read very quickly (Only a few couple of pages per night) so I don’t want to waste my time reading things that are not appealing in a more manageable timeframe.

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Light a Penny Candle | Maeve Binchy | Mini Review

Official Blurb

Evacuated from Blitz-battered London, the shy Elizabeth White is sent to stay with the O’Connor family in Kilgarret, Ireland, where she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the lively, boisterous Aisling O’Connor.

Neither of them were to know it would become the most important friendship of their lives. Their bond is unshakeable, enduring over turbulent years of change and chaos, joy and sorrow, soaring dreams – and searing betrayals . . .

With warmth, wit and great compassion, Maeve Binchy tells a magnificent story of two women, bound together in a friendship that nothing could tear apart – not even the man who threatened to come between them forever.

My View (no spoilers)

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Sort and Play LPs #101in1001 #50

I first started to be obsessed with showtunes in the 80s. Being a teenager in the Midlands it was rare I visited the West End so buying cast recording and soundtracks became my hobby.

I collected as many as I could some new, some second hand. I built up a decent collection and played them constantly in my bedroom and had my own ‘songs from the show’ hospital radio show.

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