Tuesday, 1 July 2014

101 Things in 1001 Days Progress: April-June 2014

Hi guys,

It's been a couple of months since I last posted an update for my 101 in 1001 Days challenge, so today's post is long over due! Today I'm going to show you what I achieved during April, May, and June.

Visit Bourton on the Water

I visited Bourton-on-the-Water with one of my sisters just over a week ago. It was a beautiful, hot sunny day, and we sat down by the river with an ice cream to take advantage of the good weather. You can read all about my visit in my recent blog post here.

Go to the Wildlife Park.

My local wildlife park is one of my favourite places, and I managed and survived a trip there with my sister and brother-in-law a few weeks ago. I didn't think I'd be able to go, but in the end I just thought 'sod it!' and decided to give it my best shot. I just really wanted to go, and I was fed up of missing out on life. I devised a plan to make it easier and even though it's not a large zoo, I had to take lots of rests. The pain was intense, but I made it out alive! I'll be blogging about my visit there a little later in the week.

Buy a new bedside lamp.

I've been needing to replace my bedside lamp for a couple of years; the lampshade had fallen apart, and for some reason it was causing all the lights in the house to flicker every two minutes. I knew it was time to replace it before I set my house on fire. I bought two porcelain lamps with pretty Cath Kidston-style lampshades (complete with pom-poms!) from Dunelm on sale for less than £10 each a couple of weeks ago. I'd been admiring them since last Autumn, so I'm pleased I managed to snap a pair up before they sold out. They're far prettier in the flesh than in the stock photos, and the quality of them is fantastic, especially considering how inexpensive they were.

Clean up and back up all my files.

I recently finished backing up all of my files, which took me the best part of a week. I have a lot of music, photos, and videos. Now everything is safely backed up, I should be able to get my laptop sent off to get repaired or replaced really soon. It's been in desperate need of specialist help for over a year. Oops.

Watch at least 5 new films at the cinema. (4 / 5)

I managed to go see Divergent (twice!) in April, which I absolutely adored, and I also saw The Other Woman not quite two weeks ago, which was random but fun. There was a deal on that day where you could get two tickets, plus drinks, and popcorn for £10 for that particular film. I think Cineworld offer the deal each Thursday on one film, and it's worth taking advantage of when there's a decent film on!

Watch every DVD I own. (73 / ?)

Over the last few months I've not been all that inspired by my DVD collection, and I haven't watched many that I haven't already checked off. I got through just eight more films, including: Australia, The Lake House, Safe Haven, Pride and Prejudice, Remember Me, Coyote Ugly, Mona Lisa Smile and The Invasion, taking my watched list to 73 out of an estimated 300. Pitiful!

Watch 50 new films. (9 / 50)

I saw four new-to-me films during the last three months, so I'm one film away from achieving twenty percent of this goal. I saw Divergent and The Other Woman at the cinema, and caught The Invasion and The King's Speech on TV for the first time. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed The King's Speech! Such a beautiful film!

Discover 30 great new albums. (7 / 30)

A couple of weeks ago I excitedly downloaded Linkin Park's new album The Hunting Party. I am in love with it! I've been a big fan of Linkin Park since 2000/2001 when Hybrid Theory was first released, and I've loved how their music has evolved over the years; every album has a different sound and I love them all. The Hunting Party goes back to their rock roots, with their heaviest album in more than a decade, and it's a bloody awesome album! They never disappoint.

Read 50 books. (18 / 50)

Over the last few months, I've not done very well with my reading goals. I've got so many books waiting to be read, but I haven't been all that motivated to read them. I've only managed to finish three books in as many months, which is pitiful. I read Surviving the Evacuation Book One: London and Book Two: Wasteland by Frank Tayell, and The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I will be reviewing the latter soon, and the former two once I've read the third book in the series. I'm now about a third of the way through The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, which I hope to finish before I see the film.

Complete the 5000 Question Survey. (200 / 5000)

I've actually had this sitting in my drafts for months!

Progress in Numbers

Goals in progress in April-June: 6
Goals completed in April-June: 4

Goals in progress: 8
Goals completed: 18
% complete: 17
Days to go: 704

I don't think I've done too badly over the last few months under the circumstances, but I can certainly do much better. Hopefully July will be a much more productive month!

Do you have a 101 Things in 1001 Days / Mission 101 list?  

If you'd like to see my entire 101 Things in 1001 Days list, you can do so here.

Thanks for reading!



  1. I bought the Lake House frmo a charity shop recently and didn't like it at all - it's going back there!

  2. Ive hardly done any reading either although I did start on mr Mercedes have you read that yet? Xx


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