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Friday 31 July 2020

Day Zero 500 day update

101 in 1001 days - 500 day check up

A whole 500 days since I started my Day Zero Project I'm half way through I can't believe it! I really need to gear up and try and tick a few of these off. The last 100 days have flown by with not a lot to write home about (thanks for that covid) so hopefully now normality is slowly resuming I can get started in ticking more off

Don't forget to check out my updates to see how I've been progressing:

100 day update 
200 day update 
300 day update

Sunflower Bouquet

Start - 19th March 2019
End - 14th December 2021

  1. Go on a Hot air balloon ride - I've completely decluttered my entire house and haven't found this anywhere! I think I'm going to have to resign myself to this not happening anytime soon
  2. Go to Disneyland Paris
  3. USA Roadtrip
  4. Complete a reading challenge - I managed another book and I'm reading my 18th currently, still a long way to go but at least I'm making some progress with my Popsugar 2019 reading challenge . 
  5. Visit all Premiership and EFL Grounds - Football has returned but I just want to visit and watch again so bad
  6. Midnight movie Premiere 
  7. Go to Cadbury World - We went here in July 2019 and I really enjoyed it proper chocoholic
  8. 20k social media followers combined - I'm 5 short of 15,500 so managed to hit my newest mini milestone. At the current growth I probably need around 1k for every 100 days, it's going to be a challenge but I'm committed
  9. Attend a blog event
  10. Partner with a local company on my blog - I've partnered with 3 amazing foodie locations local to me Hotel Du Vin YorkTurtlebay and Piccolino . Since The last update I've added The Botanist to this list 
  11. Go on a Cruise - This is actually supposed to happen for our Disney Honeymoon, I've got everything crossed
  12. 'Try' Pinterest pins rather than just pinning and leaving - I've continued doing this, most recently to help me plan our Disney honeymoon, I've made a huge list of things to Try while we're in Orlando
  13. Have a full day at the cinema - We completed this I saw a few films in a day and I loved it
  14. Swim in an infinity pool - Completed on our Cape Verde holiday
  15. Say Yes for an entire week - I did this in February and it was good, I ended up doing things I would've normally said no to, I definitely want to do it again for a bit longer
  16. Pay off my car finance - All done and my little red beep beep is all mine
  17. Earn enough blog income to cover at least half of the household bills
  18. Reach 25000 sessions on my blog per month
  19. Order from every takeaway that delivers to me on Just Eat - I've now written a second Takeaways in Sheffield post, Lockdown is definitely meaning more opportunities for this one
  20. Go dog sledding
  21. Completely clear my old bedroom of stuff, sell what I don't want - I've managed to complete this! I sold a lot and threw a lot too there's not a lot of stuff now from my mums that isn't already at my house
  22. Do a food challenge
  23. Be a bridesmaid - In August I was absolutely thrilled to by the Bridesmaid for my mum and dad finally after 20 years together
  24. Get engaged - OMG it actually happened I can't believe it October 20th Connor proposed and I'm the happiest girl alive
  25. Get married - We've had to postpone our wedding so I'm now going to be a 2021 bride but I'm super excited to get planning again
  26. Have a baby
  27. Spend a night in a tree house
  28. Go to an airport and get the next flight
  29. Harry Potter tour in Edinburgh
  30. Get professional business cards for my blog - I did this! And adore my new business cards
  31. Hold a car boot
  32. Go on the Eurostar
  33. Survive Brexit - Who knew this was the tip of the shit iceberg! 
  34. Own all the Harry Potter Lego - I've made a big dent in this, but they keep releasing more! We're currently working on a Voldermort fight set
  35. Win a quarterly award at work - I won a quarterly award, in my 3rd year of being there. I've been working consistently hard and leading the league table in my section for the majority of the year
  36. Get in the car and flip a coin, make an adventure wherever we end up - We did this in Autumn and ended up having a lovely trip to Redmires Resevoir purely through flipping a coin 
  37. Go to the Electric Cinema in London
  38. Watch every Disney movie in order - I am absolutely smashing through this now Disney+ is a thing, we've been starting every lockdown morning with a Disney film
  39. Go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  40. Go to Iceland and visit the Blue Lagoon
  41. See the Northern Lights
  42. Go to Stonehenge
  43. Do a skydive
  44. Do a bungee jump
  45. Decorate the house so not all the walls are magnolia
  46. Go to New Orleans during Mardi Gras
  47. Donate Platelets / Blood on a regular basis
  48. Complete a random act of kindness
  49. Go to Rome
  50. Visit Wales
  51. Visit Ireland
  52. Stand under a waterfall
  53. See 10 shows / concerts - 3/10 American Idiot, Brydon Mack and Mitchell, Dick Whittington Pantomime, (Friendsical tickets bought for my birthday so can tick another one off soon)
  54. Visit Oxford on Alice's Day (July 6th)
  55. Clear out all my clothes so everything fits on one rail
  56. Keep logging our life together in our memory book - I've made this easier to get to and we're keeping it updated more often. It's just a book of pure happiness I look to when I'm having a down day
  57. Visit New York
  58. Go to Alton Towers at Halloween - So it wasn't Halloween... BUT we did go to Alton Towers so I'm ticking this one off 
  59. Buy a BBQ - We bought a BBQ! It's only a little kettle BBQ but it's perfect for just the two of us
  60. Make the garden a nice place - Our garden is really nice and tidy but furniture is on the backburner until after the wedding I think
  61. Watch LOTR
  62. Lose weight - This is always going to be an ongoing thing 
  63. Explore Sheffield, keep ticking things off Tripadvisor - Now at 164 but obviously taken a bit of a backburner while we stay home
  64. Create a freebie/something useful for my blog visitors - I've created a new blogger checklist which you'll receive if you subscribe to my emails on the left hand side
  65. Put up the pictures that are still in the kitchen in a pile - Success haha! I now have pictures on my magnolia walls
  66. Send 5 just because gifts - Completed I bought 5 girls lockdown gifts off their amazon wishlist I saw on twitter just because we all need a little happy to get through this madness
  67. Blog twice a week consistently - I'm really seeing a difference from blogging more in terms of traffic etc. so I'm definitely going to keep that up
  68. Organise all of mine and Connors stuff into the house - Long and ongoing process!
  69. Celebrate our 3rd anniversary
  70. Try a new food once a month - I try! But I'm definitely a creature of habit
  71. Try a new restaurant once a month - I'm loving doing this and Sheffield is full of so many wonderful places. I try to remember to do as many reviews as possible in my Eat Sheffield 
  72. Do 50k steps on a weekly basis  - HA! This just seems so ironic right now for real
  73. Have £5k saved up in a house fund
  74. Build my blog email list to 500 - I've not made much more progress than the 100 mark from last time, but then I haven't sent an email either whoops!
  75. Organise all photos from the laptop, phone etc. on to an external hard drive - Thank the lord I did this as my laptop did die, I'm so pleased I didn't lose anything
  76. Have a blog post go viral
  77. Watch a sunrise
  78. See England win the Euros
  79. Watch SUFC get promoted to the premiership - We're definitely going to get  2nd season in the prem and that is genuinely unbelievable 
  80. Remind Connor I love him every day - This will always be ongoing but I'm definitely hitting it and making sure Connor knows how appreciated he is
  81. Turn the spare room into something useful/functional - The spare room is actually functional as a walk in wardrobe! I can see the floor and everything which is a far cry from what it used to be
  82. Go to a festival
  83. Go to Cornwall
  84. Visit the fairy pools in the Isle of Skye 
  85. Cook through a whole cookbook - I've started this! I got a BBQ Cookbook when I celebrated National BBQ week so I've been working through the book 
  86. Celebrate a holiday I normally don't - I don't normally do anything for New Years but we brought in 2020 in Edinburgh and I really enjoyed it
  87. Become a member at the board game cafe and visit often - Haven't been in the last 100 days so this definitely needs to change because we do love it there
  88. Complete 10 jigsaws - 5 complete (mini HP one, Big repeating pattern Harry Potter one, Disney Panaromic, Anniversary Disney Jigsaw, Cat breeds jigsaw) - I'm currently underway with a Ravensburger Cinderella one so hopefully I can get that completed before the next update
  89. Donate / Buy items for RSPCA Sheffield - I've been buying items from their Amazon wishlist most months, I've also set up Amazon Smile so they get a donation every time I buy from Amazon
  90. Write a short story
  91. Brew our own beer in the shed 
  92. Do something that scares me once a year (1/3) - I think we can count living through a global pandemic as my first scare of the challenge. It definitely isn't one I wanted 
  93. Join a book club
  94. Go on our Honeymoon - This is all booked and planning in progress just praying we get there 
  95. Attend a Murder Mystery Weekend
  96. Visit a 'Dark Tourist' hotspot 
  97. Go on a Hen Do - I went to Edinburgh for my friend Sarahs and also had a fun night in Sheffield for my Mum's Hen do so double tick here
  98. 101 progress report every 3 months - I'm finding the updates really good to focus me on what to do for the next 100 days
  99. Try all the lush bath bombs they sell - Up to 11, I really need to do a proper blog post on this 
  100. Win a fantasy football league
  101. Start a new 101 list

On my 400 day update I was on 20 completed and 27 part completed, I'm now on 23 completed and 28 part completed. Unfortunately not too much progress in the last 100 days, but to be honest there are way more important things right now, so any progress makes me smile. I'm going to try and focus really hard and get my part completed up to 30 for the next update. 

Here's hoping that 100 days later we'll be in a much more normal and safer place

500 day update day zero

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