Friday, 9 February 2007

One Year in London

Today marks a year since we arrived in London. Its kind of strange to think we've been here that long. I mean, a lot has happened and we have seen and done a lot of things, but a year is still a pretty long time.

And to celebrate - it snowed :) It's only the second time since we've been here that its done so - the first was a couple of weeks ago. Anyway, you know how in summer I was laughing at how they thought it was really hot and everything, like the underground, melted down when it got over 25°C? Well, it turns out that London is not designed to cope with any sort of weather... They were calling todays snowfall "severe" and warning of massive disruptions on transport and roads and stuff. Trust me, we were in Stockholm a week and a half ago and today's snow was nothing - its pretty much all gone now. But it made Graeme happy.

To mark the occasion (the one year thing, not the lame snowfall), I am finally going to start my 101 things in 1001 days list. Basically, you make a list of 101 things you want to achieve over the next 1001 days (about 2.75 years). I first learnt about this from a messageboard I am on, but if you want to find out more, the best description I've seen is here. It has taken me ages to write the list because I was being quite picky about what went on it and I wanted it to be a functional list that would actually help me achieve some of the things I want to do over the next few years. However, to prove the point that deadlines and having things in writing helps to motivate me, when I realised today's date was coming up, it made me finish the list :)

Anyway, rather than it become the only thing I write about here (and basically cheat on one of the things on my list :) ) I started a new blog just for my list and recording when and how I achieve the things on it. You can find it here. I'm still working on getting it to look how I want, but at least the list is published. I start today and my 1001 days are up on 5 November 2009.


  1. Ok, I like the list but dad had to come and console me when I got to the family ones. Yes please and can I come to the art gallery with dad too. And as for the grandchild whenever is fine with me.
    Oh and BTW you have blogger only comment on your 101 list, so that's why I have commented here.

  2. oops - sorry about that
    i fixed it now so you should be able to comment over there too :)