The 101 Challenge

101 – Find a goat 

When I chose this challenge, I did it with the knowledge that at the end of my road is an animal sanctuary with several goats. Great I thought, this one will be easy. Awkwardly, the goats were shortly removed from the sanctuary and moved somewhere else, making challenge no. 101 actually quite hard. That was until my Sunday School class finished early one day and in an attempt to keep the kids occupied with something, took them to the farm at the back of the school that we meet at. And what should I find there? …..

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101 Challenges Completed: 5




The 101 Challenge

78 – Go to a market

This one was pretty damn easy. We happen to live in a city that has a pretty famous market, which I go to every time I go into the center. The highlight of this trip was watching a man sell a mop like he was on some sort of game show. He had an example floor and everything.
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101 Challenges Completed: 3


The 101 Challenge

So as promised in our Sunday post, here’s the big challenge we’ve set ourselves over the next few months. I say big because it is … big. 101 things that we need to do. It’s basically a bucket list of all the interesting things I found to do on the internet. Obviously, I haven’t included some of the more … urm … questionable things … like fuck a duck.

We’ve created a whole page for this, so you can keep track of our progress and/or read the full list, but every time we complete something, we’ll post it on the main page, then link back to it on the 101 page. That make sense?

If you’d like to attempt the 101 challenge yourself, please follow these guidelines:

1) We’d appreciate it if you credit us in your post and link back to our 101 page. It’s just politeness. Especially as we spent hours making up the list and got stuck at 85 for a week.

2) Try to do the challenges to the best of your ability. For example, #36: Adopt an accent for an entire day, just doing it for 10 ten minutes doesn’t count.

3) Don’t count things that other people have done, only if you and anyone else that writes on your blog has done it, is it complete

4) Add your page to the contact form below so we can have a look at yours!


Things I’m Afraid Of

So today, while doing my usual procrastination (today I’m avoiding cleaning the bath), I came across a 31 day blog challenge on Bad Wolf’s blog.

I had a look through and decided that some of them looked quite interesting, but instead of just doing all of them in one solid block, I’ll just do a few, scattered around in the very dis-organised way this blog is usually set out.

And today, I thought I’d delight you all in a little run-down of Things I’m Afraid Of. You know, just in case some of you are really horrible and fancy putting me through them all. Obviously, I’m scared of the usual stuff, like spiders and snakes, but this is more list of my more ‘interesting’ fears. And just to give you even more detail – which I’m sure you’re just bursting for – I’ve put them in order for you. Let’s start with #5:

#5 – Window Cleaners

How can you not feel uncomfortable with some guy looking into your bedroom window? You only have the 5 second warning of his ladder hitting your windowsill, before he’s peering in and spotting the pair of knickers you left on the floor. Personally, I take those precious 5 seconds to get the hell out. Or if that fails, throw myself under the bed and hope he doesn’t see my foot sticking out.

#4 – Mr Blobby

Just watch this video and then try to tell me that it didn’t scare the shit out of you. That’s the 90’s for you.

#3 – Parachutes

I’m sure everyone in the world has been to one of those awful kid’s events where they get a big parachute out and think it’s amusing to make everyone run underneath it and then just pull it down on them. I was traumatized. I remember going to a kid’s party when I was about 6 and having to do that, and getting stuck in the middle and just screaming. I came away from that party with a goodie-bag and claustrophobia. Good times.

#2 – Bellybuttons

Ew. Even the word is disgusting. I can’t even talk about them. And no, you’re not getting a picture.

#1 – Cows

If you’re a vegetarian, look away now, but a few years ago, some friends and I were attacked by a herd of about 50 cows and it was the most terrifying experience of my life. So now, I’m a firm believer that a cow is only good between two halves of a bread bun. Maybe with some cheese on top. Mmmm. I warned you veggies.

So now you have all you need if you’re planning a hostage style interrogation with me. Just put me under a parachute with a cow, Mr Blobby and a window cleaner showing me his bellybutton, and I’ll tell you anything you want to know.

P.S. WordPress wants me to tag Southend-on-Sea for this post. Any ideas why?