Day Zero Project

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I've been pondering signing up for the Day Zero Project for a while, it's basically just a big long list of cool things to do, and you know how I love a list! I've found that by thinking about things I want to do, and documenting them in some way, makes me get off my ass and do them.

My stumbling block was thinking of 101 different things to do, but when I read through Lucy's brilliant list I decided it was time to knuckle down and just get it done (Lucy, you might recognise a few of these...).

I also took some inspiration from the Day Zero website, and as I was reading a few ideas came to me, things I'd intended to do anyway, so on the list they went. Somethings are definitely going to be achieved, plans are already underway, other things I have no idea how I'll go about doing, but there is nothing impossible on this list. And it would be boring if everything was easy, right?

So starting today and finishing on 14th January 2020, the 101 things I would like to accomplish in the next 1001 days are as follows:

001. Read 101 books
002. Put all posters / pictures / paintings I have into frames and get them on the walls!
003. Buy / make shelves for the kitchen, kitchen cupboard, bedroom, and bathroom
004. Decorate the kitchen
005. Decorate the entrance hall
006. Decorate our bedroom in a gorgeous deep bluey green
007. Decorate the downstairs toilet
008. Buy a printers tray, hang it on a wall and fill it with mementos
009. Spruce up the front door
010. Kondo the kitchen
011. Kondo the pantry
012. Kondo the cupboard under the stairs
013. Sand and repaint the side entrance door
014. Go on a date with my husband at least once a month (outside of harvest)
015. Learn something new
016. Go on a yoga retreat
017. See a ballet / opera
018. Run a marathon a month
019. Finish my patchwork quilt
020. See Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
021. See a psychic
022. Get one of those Ancestry DNA things done
023. Make lemonade
024. Go to a gin festival
025. Organise all my photos - hard copies and digital
026. See the Harry Potter exhibit at the British Library
027. Visit the Forbidden Forest at Warner Brothers studios
028. Go on a picnic
029. Grow something edible in the greenhouse
030. Yarnbomb something
031. Paddle in the sea on all Suffolk beaches
032. Visit five new museums / places of interest
033. Sell something I’ve made
034. Go on a boat
035. Sleep somewhere unusual
036. Attend a live music event
037. Visit a city I've never been to before
038. Read a book every month with that month in the title
039. Make something from each craft book I own
040. Make a rainbow cake
041. Find and master a dessert recipe that will become my signature dish
042. Make elderflower cordial and gin
043. Visit a maize maze
044. See the Giant's Causeway
045. Donate blood regularly and get my silver medal
046. Grow a fruit tree from a seed (lemon?) and keep it alive
047. Create a bee friendly area in my garden
048. Bake and decorate a chocolate cake for Andy's birthday
049. Plant a magnolia tree
050. Find seaglass
051. Try basket weaving
052. Get a tattoo
053. Make roman blinds for my office
054. Take part in a beach clean up
055. Explore my local area
056. Re acquaint myself with my local town
057. Take part in a world record attempt
058. Climb a tree
059. Go camping
060. Photograph the same landscape across 12 months and make it into a calendar for the next year (my chosen landscape is the image at the top of this post)
061. Learn to make three different cocktails - Mojito, Cosmopolitan, and one other
062. Be a World Book Night giver
063. Create a second a day video for items ticked off the list
064. Get my wedding dress dry cleaned and packed away
065. Find a lampshade and curtains for the landing
066. Replace all the interior doors
067. Design the kitchen of my dreams
068. Create a gallery wall in the dining room
069. Complete the 365 day photo challenge
070. Make five more loans via Lend With Care
071. Visit Stonehenge
072. Do ten things I've pinned on Pinterest
073. Go on safari
074. Decorate a mug with a sharpie
075. Use up all my empty notebooks (19 in total)
076. Give geocaching a go
077. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
078. Answer the "50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind"
079. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
080. Go to the beach in inclement weather
081. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet
082. Attend the midnight premiere of a movie
083. Spend a day at the beach
084. Keep a change jar for a year and buy something frivolous with the proceeds
085. Visit seven restaurants in seven days
086. Read a book set in my hometown
087. Visit a lavender field
088. Don't eat sweets / chocolate / cake for a month
089. Create a new family tradition
090. Take a one second clip of myself every first day of the month and create a video
091. Make and decorate biscuits with my niece
092. Sleep in an overnight train
093. Spend a day without technology
094. Make fresh pasta
095. Create my own personal stationery
096. Sleep in a treehouse
097. Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever is on it
098. Host afternoon tea
099. Eat battered pizza, followed by battered Mars bar. Just once.
100. Make a video about a typical day of my life (I think that's what the cool kids call 'vlogging')
101. Make an iTunes playlist of 101 of my favorite songs

Well done if you managed to read through all of that lot! What would you have on your list?

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  1. WOW! That is some amazing list! So much on there and some great items!
    Let's go geocaching! I've done it a few times with my Brother in law and I loved it!!!

    1. Wow! Well done for reading all that lot! I've no idea how to go about geocaching but would love to have someone who knows what they are doing by my side :)

  2. Just looked at the Forbidden Forest! TOTALLY want to go there!

  3. What a great list - good luck with it all!
    I tried to do this a few years ago but failed utterly miserable. I doubt I'm even going to complete my 35 before 35 challenge (certainly not all the travel items anyway) so 101 things is basically an impossible task for me!

    I used to make lemonade all the time but I can't remember the last time I did. You've reminded me that I should do it again this summer.

    1. The way I see it, I've got a few years to tick everything off. Some things on here are a bit cheaty as I already have plans to do them - the decorating mostly, but it all counts, right?
      Good luck with your 35 before 35, it doesn't matter if you don't complete them all, it's about doing something instead of nothing.

  4. What a list! I used to be a list maker myself, but I've somehow grown out of it. Decorating and home improvements have been on my list for ages, but it's slow going. I definitely want to do something about our neglected garden. But first and foremost, I'd like to go on short breaks more often. That'll be for when my dad's house is finally sorted out. I did do some of the things on your list though: I went to Stonehenge and hosted afternoon tea several times! xxx

    1. It's rare for me to go a day without a list of some description. It helps me organise a muddled mind!
      I'm thinking of afternoon tea for my birthday this year :) xx

  5. That's a massive list!!
    Other than shopping lists I'm not a list maker. When I had my hip replaced there was a complication with the epidural and the crash team had to be called in. All I could think was "What a shame I never got to see Mumbai". Eighteen months later, I got there. Other than that I can't think of anything I really need to do, I'll just go with the flow like the hippy I am! xxx

    1. It took me a while to come up with 101 things but I got there in the end!
      I find that making lists helps me to identify things that are important to me. And it stops me from doing nothing but sitting about reading (not that there is anything wrong with that!) but I do tend to retreat into my own little bubble if left to my own devices.
      So glad you got to Mumbai :)

  6. I love all the Harry Potter themed ones. I would love to go to Harry Potter world in the US or to the studios - just about finding the time!


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