(2015) 52 Things in 52 Weeks

52 things in 52 weeksThis is the third year running of this challenge. Last year saw a MASSIVE leap in my reader statistics as my original 2013 list got highlighted in various articles and blogs, and as the final item on my list was to make a list for the following year, I added that to the end of the list for 2014 and thought, why not make it an annual thing? I could see no reason not to, so here is my list for 2015!

If you would like to join in, all you have to do is make your own list of 52 challenges, one for each week of the year. They could each be a week long, or some could cover a month, or be ongoing for the whole year – that’s the beauty of it – YOU are in complete control. And if 52 things feels like biting off more than you can chew, why not try a list if 12 Things in 12 Months instead?

If you do make a list, please do leave a comment below with a link to it so we can all cheer each other on.

Green = Completed
Red = In Progress

entertainmentEntertainment:
1. Watch 52 films in 52 weeks (52 / 52)
2. Watch 5 films nominated for awards in the 87th Academy Awards (5 / 5)
3. Watch 10 films released in 2015  (10 / 10)
4. Post predictions of Oscar winners
5. Read 2 books each month (24 / 24)
6. Read 2 books by authors I’ve never tried before (2 / 2)
7. Take part in 2 author book blog tours (2 / 2)
8. Apply to be a giver for World Book Night (fourth year running!)

food and drinkFood and Drink:
9. Drink no alcohol for 4 weeks (28 / 28)
10. Eat no chocolate for 4 weeks (0 / 28)
11. Drink a green smoothie every day for a week (0 / 7)
12. Go vegetarian for a week (7 / 7)
13. Eat out at a restaurant twice (1 / 2)
14. Take the kids blackberry picking
15. Make jam with our blackberry harvest
16. Try out 6 recipes I’ve never tried before (6/6)

  • Coconut milk and chia seed pancakes stuffed with spinach and feta
  • Vegetarian chilli
  • Parmesan Crisps
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Curry from scratch
  • Lasagne (with quark instead of cheese sauce)

17. Try 6 foods I’ve never tried before (6 / 6)

health and happinessHealth and Happiness:
18. Lose 14lbs (14 / 14)
19. Go to bed before midnight every night for a week (7/7)
20. Get at least 15 minutes of exercise (other than walking) 3 times a week for 4 weeks (12 / 12)
21. Run 5km
22. Go to the dentist
23. Make and keep an appointment at a chiropodist
24. Get a professional manicure
25. Join a gym

keyFinancial:
26. Set up a pension each for Tadpole and Choochie pay £10 into them every month
27. Split all my coppers between Tadpole’s and Choochie’s piggy banks each month (12/12)
28. Save all £2 coins into the Xmas fund each month (12/12)
29. Save all silver up to the value of 20p into the Xmas fund each month (12/12)
30. Put aside £2 for each challenge completed into Xmas fund (£74/£104)
31. Save £10 per week (£330 / £520)

family circleFamily / Out and About:
32. Make a summer holidays bucket list
33. Visit 6 local attractions/events (6 / 6)

  • Blyth Battery
  • Plessey Woods
  • Lindesfarne
  • Northumberland Live Festival
  • Blyth Harbour Fireworks Display
  • Blyth Christmas Market

34. Visit family in Scotland
35. Make a family photo book/album of last year’s (2014) pictures
36. Take the kids to the library once a month (12 / 12)
37. Give Tadpole an awesome 7th birthday party / day out
38. Give Choochie an awesome 2nd birthday party / day out
39. Not shout at my kids for 4 weeks straight (28 / 28)
40. Take my kids to the theatre
41. Share a photo of my kids and me each month (12/ 12)

me!Personal:
42. Learn to drive
43. Continue breastfeeding Choochie to the age of 15 months (10 January)
44. Continue breastfeeding Choochie to the age of 18 months (10 April)
45. Write 12 letters (total, between them) to my various pen pals (12 / 12)
46. Get another tattoo
47. Donate a pint of blood
48. Make / contribute three items for charity (3 / 3)
49. Make six gifts /Xmas decorations (6 / 6)
50. Release twelve new cross stitch charts (6 / 12)
51. Have an “analogue day” one day every month (0 / 12)
52. Make a new list of 52 things in 52 weeks for 2016

The photos (#41):

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Have YOU joined the challenge?

These folk have all joined the challenge, please do visit their blogs and check on their progress:

  1. Kincavel Korner (me!)
  2. 52 Weeks Challenge
  3. Pammque
  4. My R&R Space
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