Tuesday, 9 August 2016

101 in 1001 Update #1

I've been busy trying to get my shizz together in life and achieve something. You may have seen my original 101 in 1001 list and after a couple of months, I have actually managed to tick a few things off. It was my aim to keep doing updates through the 1001 days, but if I keep working at it this slowly I may have to get my act together! 

11. Be a bridesmaid for one of my favourite people 

I was a Bridesmaid and it was the most magical day. I can’t explain how lovely it is to see two people you love, and who love each other, get married. Having never been a bridesmaid before I didn’t know what to expect. Apparently the answer was lots of happy tears. I’ve never seen anyone look as beautiful as the bride did in her wedding dress and I was simply honoured to be allowed to be a part of it. Also I would now like to be a professional Bridesmaid so I can wear pretty dresses and go to weddings all the time. Hit me up if you need one.

54. Try a Pole Fitness Class

Not just one try after all, I’m on week eight! I can go upside down which is all I really wanted to accomplish. It turns out its pretty addictive and I’ve started going regularly once or twice a week on top of aerial hoop. This means my weekly bruises have doubled but my upper body strength is improving and it makes me really happy. It's very different to how people perceive it and it can be really challenging. I would recommend trying it to anyone because it is so much fun. 

55. Complete the Pretty Muddy course for Cancer Research

I did this with two of my friends and it turned out to be surprisingly easy. There were so many people that the wait for each obstacle was quite long. This meant we did hardly any running! I’ve signed up to take part in a Tough Mudder in September because I am apparently crazy so that should be more of a challenge. Please excuse my ugly mug in the photo, I'd been up working an event the night before and felt horrific. This is the ultimate no make up selfie. I wish I got more mud on my face...

70. Go to Innocent Unplugged

I unplugged in May and it was amazing! I will most definitely be going back again next year. I'm a huge fan of Innocent Smoothies on a regular day but they put  on this amazing festival and now I love them even more. I wrote about everything you need to know here. 

92. Graffiti Something

I actually managed to do this at the Unplugged festival. They had a giant spray paint wall for free style graffiti. I got involved and painted my hideous mark. I don’t think I am going to a street artist or anything but it is another one off the list and it was pretty fun.

47 & 50. Films and Book update

I wanted to do 50 books and 250 films. I’m starting to think that was a little bit optimistic and I seem to just be watching TV! I will do two line reviews for them each in case anyone is curious about a new book or movie. 

New books

The Versions of Us - It took me ages to get into this book and then I found it quite sad. Its a very real book and portrays relationships in an honest way but leaves you feeling quite empty a the end. 

Pretty Girls - Bloody terrifying and fairly horrifying too. Its creepy and intense and keeps you guessing. If you like horror mysteries then go forth, it was quite a shock to me. 

New Films

Suicide Squad - Despite rubbish reviews, I really liked it! Harley Quinn is my comic queen anyway and Margot Robbie played her well. The storyline was weak but I think they are building ahead to something bigger. Worth watching and making up your own mind.

The Purge: Election Year - It's basically the second film with extra people and weird face masks. Not a good movie. 

Hush - An easy Netflix find. Interesting thriller but lacked a clear story or characters. Fine for a lazy night in, wouldn't have paid to see it. 

So that's where I am so far. 5 goals down 996 to go! 

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