101 in 1001

Jun. 3rd, 2012 10:01 pm
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I'm contemplating doing 101 challenges in 1001 days. Most of my friends started this when I was pregnant with Alex, and I thought I really wouldn't have time and would have a big enough challenge with coping with a new baby.
Now... I have a 3.5 year old and a 21 month old.

Well, the incentive is a big challenge. To get comfortable enough in a swimming pool to take my children (well, with the help of another confident and competent adult) swimming without transferring my fear of water to them. But can I think of 100 other items to challenge myself with? So far I'm up to 50 and will post them on a subsequent post, lest this one gets too long.

Sensible, practical (given my family commitments) and interesting suggestions welcome.

Here are some examples of things I have already done and would have included if I hadn't include:
Giving milk (30 pints) but not blood (although I have overcome my needlephobia enough for this, the phlebotomists generally say that my veins are too difficult and they typically don't manage to get a complete vial let alone a pint.)
Going on a special trip on a steam train (champagne breakfast and fancy dinner on Tornado, going over Shap).
Husky dog sledging.
Hot air ballooning.
A trip on a sailing barge.
A trip on a narrow boat.

And here are some things I would like to do, but do not think are sensible targets before the end of 1001 days:
Items which involve long distance foreign holidays, though doable with small children, we want to save up until the children will get more out of them: see the northern lights, visit Canada or America.
Have a go at reenactment (eg Kentwell.)
Learn the oboe or lap harp.
Go on a helicopter - too expensive? Would like to do this over a glacier in Iceland.
Go on a sleeper train (I could do this without the children, but actually, we'd like to do it with them.)

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