day zero

Day Zero is a place to record your goals, discover new challenges, and gain motivation to achieve them. I have a list of 100 things I want to do over the next 1001 days.

The list was started on the 19th September 2010 and completed on the 16th June 2013. I will aim to blog a short summary of any tasks I have achieved at the end of each month.

1.     See the Northern Lights

2.     Have another baby

3.     Move house

4.     Post a historical biography on my family website every fortnight for 6 months

5.     Read at least one book every month for 12 months

6.     Choose an eternity ring

7.     Decide whether to return to work or not

8.     Attend an auction

9.     Lose baby weight

10. Make a new friend

11. Identify 100 things that make me happy

12. Learn to ice biscuits

13. Send a secret to PostSecret

14. Complete a 365 day photo challenge

15. Don’t eat fast food for a month

16. Make a wish at 11:11 on November 11, 2011

17. Plant a tree

18. Bake a Union Jack cake

19. See a movie in 3D

20. Get E christened

21. Bake and decorate Christmas cupcakes

22. Bake 10 different gingerbread recipes

23. Make a snow angel

24. Make cushions for my sister

25. Buy a new Orla Kiely handbag

26. Make Edward’s beanbag

27. Finish Edward’s nursing chair

28. Make Willow a cushion

29. Make Edward’s dinosaur blanket

30. Make my own Christmas cards

31. Make soup from scratch

32. Take part in at least one swap a month for 6 months

33. Use my fabric stash before I buy any more!

34. Make a video of Edward’s first 6 months

35. Make a video of Edward’s first 12 months

36. Have tea at an exclusive London hotel

37. Make Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon recipe

38. Do at least one geocache a month for a year

39. See Keane play live

40. Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet

41. Find a suitable nursery for Edward – one day a week

42. Move my blog to self-hosting

43. Go to a Christmas market in Europe

44. Learn to knit bunting

45. Read a biography

46. Learn how to drive

47. Open an etsy shop for all my vintage finds

48. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet

49. Learn how to take better pictures with my camera

50. Join the WI!

51. Book a babysitter for the first time

52. Make cake pops

53. Weed the garden in preparation for summer

54. Find a place for the type drawer!

55. Successfully grow some vegetables

56. Go to an Olympic event in London in 2012

57. Go on a creative course

58. Have a pedicure

59. Successfully grow herbs

60. Make Edward’s baby book for his 1st birthday

61. Visit friends in Ireland

62. Make 12 gingerbread houses

63. Scan my historical photographs

64. Set up a new blog for my family history

65. Buy a new winter coat

66. Make a badge blanket

67. Write 12 how-to crafty posts

68. Make a union flag mug rug

69. Make my sister a draught excluder

70. Make meringues

71. Complete a cross stitch

72. Book driving lessons

73. Pass driving theory test

74. Pass driving test

75. Finish the nursery

76. Make Edward’s advent calendar

77. Make Edward a Clothkits cushion

78. Make a paper-pieced quilt

79. Win a Maclaren pushchair!

80. Make vintage tags for swaps and parcels

81. Take Edward to baby signing classes

82. Take Edward to a new nursery group or activity

83. Bake sticky ginger cake

84. Finish felt gingerbread house

85. Finish felt gingerbread ornament

86. Make a bib kerchief

87. Make a soft rattle

88. Improve my blog

89. Make a giraffe quilt

90. Buy a vintage dolls house

91. Make Edward a cot quilt cover

92. Set up a Facebook fan page for my blog

93. Make a cross-stitched iPhone case

94. Make a crawling mat for the Second Baby

95. Make gingerbread men (from Crafting Christmas Gifts)

96. Make a tea cup candle

97. Take part in Dress a girl around the world

98. Learn to decorate interesting gingerbread men

99. Make/bake a gingerbread house

100. Attend Cybermummy 2011


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    January 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I love to find others who are doing this too, I crossed another one off today!

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    May 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm


    You’ve joined Emma’s linky. I’m Sarsm and wondered if you’d like me to put you on my 101ers blogroll too?

    Great list and you’re really marching through it!!

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      May 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      Please add me to your blogroll! Can’t wait to have a look at your list too 🙂


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        August 15, 2011 at 6:31 am

        I’m so sorry. I’ve just seen this. I will do it ASAP. (I just came back to see how you’re getting on) You’re totally striding through your list – impressive.

        I’ll put you on my next update and tell the others.

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    May 24, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I made a list as well! I am inspired to see how many you’ve crossed off already.

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    Not a Notting Hill Mum
    June 16, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks for visiting. Good to meet you too – but are you going to brave the cold water of the actual event!!
    love the list – I do these – but admittedly keep them on my desktop so noone else can follw my ( lack of ) progress!
    See you at cybermummy
    Not a Notting Hill Mum
    PS I have friended you!

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    July 29, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I keep thinking about doing a list but wonder if the lack of things ticked off will be bad for my self esteem. you seem to be getting on well with your list.

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    August 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Hi, I found your site from Sarah’s blogroll. I’m taking the 101/1001 challenge too. I love that you have so many creative items on your list. Have you published photos of all the things you’ve made? I’d love to see them. What is your Esty shop called?

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    emma tustian
    August 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Ooh a great thing to do…Will have to think what I can do and record it on my blogs (maybe I’ll do some craft based and some baby based, plus some general ones – but which blog to write it on?!)

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    March 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Hi! I’m a new 101er. I’m so impressed that you’re almost through with your list. Good job! 🙂

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      March 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks! It’s fun to have a list to work through. Will check your list out too 🙂

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    Erica Price
    July 7, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    You’re really getting through them now. I must do something like this.

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    August 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I’ve been reading about your list for a while now, and you’ve encouraged me to start my own. 🙂 Thanks!

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    January 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Wow! An impressive list and you are working through it at a pace.

    Great idea.

    Enjoying reading your blog.

    Jo x

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    Amy collins
    January 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I’ve just come across your website. Really enjoying reading your posts, thank you.

    This is an amazing list and I’m so impressed with everything you’ve crossed off.

    I started blogging this year as I love reading other people’s blogs. Yours has been one of my favorites so far.

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