101 in 1001 – Day Zero Project

So I failed my first attempt at a the Day Zero Project!

I’m not, however, going to let my failure put me off; I’m giving it another go 🙂

I’ve got some new goals as well some from my first attempt that I didn’t manage and I’m going to give it my best shot this time!

If you want to follow me on the Day Zero website you can find me at Shell Louise



Here’s my list 🙂


  1. Have a real Christmas tree – DONE 🙂
  2. Ask five people to suggest one book and read them – IN PROGRESS
  3. Find a Geocache in at least three counties
  4. Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen each starting with a letter of the alphabet
  5. Write a book – Taking part in Nanowrimo next year
  6. See 10 classic movies I’ve never seen
  7. Identify 100 things that make me happy – IN PROGRESS
  8. Dye my hair
  9. Find a personally inspirational quote and work it into a piece of art of home decor
  10. Spend a rainy day watching movies in my pjs
  11. Take a photography class
  12. Read Catcher in the Rye
  13. Create a herb garden
  14. See a movie in IMAX or 3D
  15. Give someone a handmade gift – DONE
  16. Have a weekend away with my husband
  17. Complete a 1000 piece jigsaw 
  18. Write down five positive things that happened during the day for one month
  19. Turn my phone off for the day DONE
  20. Lose 20lbs
  21. Start exercising everyday
  22. Complete the 5000 question survey – IN PROGRESS
  23. Take a writing course
  24. Finish a sudoku book – In progress
  25. Reach my goal weight
  26. Have a Lord of the Rings movie marathon
  27. Make skittles infused vodka
  28. Finish a NaNoWriMo
  29. Have a healthy BMI
  30. Try 10 new main meal recipes
  31. Lose 50lbs
  32. Refurbish a piece of furniture
  33. Have a tea party
  34. Go to a German Christmas market
  35. Go to bed before 11pm every night for a week
  36. Have a romantic candlelit dinner
  37. Host a New Years Eve dinner party at home
  38. Bake a different cake each month for a year
  39. Make at least 10 recipes I’ve pinned on Pinterest
  40. Buy a pair of Doc Martins
  41. Eat ice cream for breakfast
  42. Try a new recipe every month for a year
  43. Attend a blogging conference
  44. Make fudge
  45. Host a holiday dinner
  46. Landscape the back yard
  47. Get a new camera – DONE
  48. Finish a game of Monopoly
  49. Visit Harrods
  50. Inspire someone to make a day zero list
  51. Unplug for an entire weekend
  52. Try 20 new dessert recipes
  53. Send in a photograph to a contest
  54. Write myself a mail via Futureme.org – DONE
  55. Knit a scarf
  56. Remember the gunpowder plot by attending a bonfire event on November 5th
  57. Go to a flea market
  58. Learn a new word every week for a year
  59. Create a family cookbook
  60. Make a dish from a different country every month
  61. Crochet a blanket
  62. Decorate my room
  63. Take a photo of the same place for a year and make a calendar for the following year
  64. Plant a container garden
  65. Keep a ‘my day in six words’ journal
  66. Write on 20 creative writing prompts from creativewritingprompts.com
  67. Take at least 5 photos a day for a month
  68. Dye my hair purple
  69. Make doughnuts or churros at home
  70. Organize my bookshelves – DONE
  71. Learn how to write my name in Japanese
  72. Learn to play the piano
  73. Do a 30×30 challenge (30 minutes exercise every day for 30 days)
  74. Be part of the 52 week challenge from Flickr 
  75. Watch 100 movies I haven’t seen before
  76. Watch a movie from every year since the first Oscars
  77. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet from nature
  78. Fill a sketch book with drawings, design ideas and cuttings
  79. Make pasta from scratch
  80. Learn sign language
  81. Read The Lord of the Rings series
  82. Make 5 crafts I’ve pinned on Pinterest
  83. Document a ‘Day in my Life’ in photographs – Done
  84. Win a game of scrabble
  85. Complete the 100 snapshots challenge
  86. Do a sponsored run/walk for charity
  87. Visit a chocolate factory
  88. Have ribs at Damon’s for my 39th birthday
  89. List all the books we own, on Goodreads – In progress
  90. Go on a photography walk
  91. Paint the built-in bookcases white – DONE
  92. Shorten the curtains for the short window in the living room
  93. Take a photo of the children once a month
  94. Take a drawing course
  95. Make and bury a time capsule
  96. Watch every episode of Charmed
  97. Write a weekly journal entry
  98. Volunteer at a charity shop – DONE – I now volunteer 2-3 times a week at my local charity shop
  99. Take part in NaBloPoMo – DONE
  100. Make a pavlova
  101. Re-read all 7 Harry Potter books