(2017) 52 Things in 52 Weeks

52 things in 52 weeksFor the fifth year running, here is my list of 52 challenges to be completed over the course of the 52 weeks of 2017!

Once again, my challenges are split into categories for ease of reference.

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 of 12 Things in 12 Months instead? Or maybe 17 things in 2017?

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 (54 / 52)
2. Watch 5 films nominated for awards in the 88th Academy Awards (5 / 5)

  • Sully
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • Dr Strange
  • The Jungle Book
  • Star Trek Beyond

3. Watch 10 films released in 2017  (2 / 10)
4. Post predictions of Oscar winners
5. Read 52 books in 52 weeks (36 / 52)
6. Do not buy any books for myself for a year, and read only books I already have, or have been given, or have borrowed from the library or others (8 / 52)
7. Continue the Carole Matthews Challenge (17 / 30)
8. Try books by three authors I’ve never read before

  • Connie Shelton
  • Jodi Revenson
  • Chloe Kendrick

food-and-drinkFood and Drink:
9. Drink no alcohol for 4 weeks (28 / 28)
10. Eat no chocolate for 4 weeks (0 / 28)
11. Go vegetarian for a week (0 / 7)
12. Eat out at a restaurant twice (0 / 2)
13. Take the kids blackberry picking
14. Make jam with our blackberry harvest
15. Try out 3 recipes I’ve never tried before (1/3)
16. Try 3 foods I’ve never tried before (0 / 3)

health and happinessHealth and Happiness:
17. Hit my target weight (- 5lbs / – 41lbs)
18. Go to bed before midnight every night for a week (7/7)
19. Get at least 15 minutes of exercise (other than walking) 3 times a week for 4 weeks (0 / 12)
20. Cycle 10km
21. Go to the dentist
22. Keep a bullet journal
23. Keep a food diary all year (117 / 365)
24. Use the Fly Lady system to get on top of all the housework!

keyFinancial:
25. Save £5 for each week of the year (£100 / £260)
26. Save all my silver change in the Xmas pot each month (4/12)
27. Save all £2 coins into the Xmas fund each month (4/12)
28. Put aside £1 for each challenge completed into Xmas fund (£8/£52)
29. Split all my coppers between Tadpole’s and Choochie’s piggy banks each month (4/12)

family circleFamily / Out and About:
30. Make a summer holidays bucket list
31. Visit 5 local attractions/events (2 / 5)

  • Easter Fun Day
  • Easter Panto

32. Visit family in Scotland
33. Make a family photo book/album of last year’s (2016) pictures
34. Take the kids to the library once a month (2 / 12)
35. Give Tadpole an awesome 9th birthday party / day out
36. Give Choochie an awesome 4th birthday party / day out
37. Not shout at my kids for a whole month straight (28 / 28)
38. Teach Choochie his alphabet and to count to twenty (ABC / 123)
39. Teach Choochie to ride a bike
40. Start Choochie at nursery school
41. Take my kids to the theatre
42. Share a photo of my kids and me each month (4 / 12)

me!Personal:
43. Donate blood three times (0 / 3)
44. Appear in a magazine

  • My Weekly Magazine, December 27th 2016
  • Best Magazine, January 3rd 2017

45. Appear in a theatre show

  • Puss in Boots, St Bede’s, Easter 2017 – currently in rehearsals

46. Perform at three charity events

  • iKandies Cabaret (Melanie’s Mission To Live) – 6th May
  • Blyth Battery Goes to War (Blyth Battery) – 20th & 21st May

47. Pop one item per week into a box to donate to the local food bank (20 / 52)
48. Make five gifts /Xmas decorations (0 / 5)
49. Release twelve new cross stitch charts (posted on Kincavel Krosses (1 / 12)
50. Have an “analogue day” one day every month (0 / 12)
51. Write to at least five of my pen pals each month (2 / 12)
52. Make a new list of 52 things in 52 weeks for 2017

All the photos from challenge #42:

 

If you’re also doing a similar challenge, whether it’s 52 things in 52 weeks, 12 things in 12 months, or 17 things in 2017 – whatever it is, leave a link in the comments below, and I’ll link up with you here!

These guys have all taken up the challenge:

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