Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Simone Icough

I'm doing 10 things

Simone Icough's Life List

  1. 1. china
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    88 people
  2. 2. Adopt a baby daughter from China
    1 entry
    54 people
  3. 3. adopt china
    1 person
  4. 4. raise a family
    302 people
  5. 5. buy a hot tub
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    38 people
  6. 6. go and watch snooker
    1 person
  7. 7. go to the snooker world championships
    1 person
  8. 8. go to vietnam
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    111 people
  9. 9. adopt a baby from china
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    18 people
  10. 10. loose 15 pounds
    252 people
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Adopt a baby from China (read all 4 entries…)
Adopt from China

Our paperwork was delayed because our adoption agency “forgot” to ask us for CRB checks from Spain!!!!! This is now underway and our dossier sits in the DCFS waiting for all this new paperwork to be completed, because it has all taken so long our medicals have gone out of date and need doing again, more time to wait around.

Our yearly review is now due and the costs for this have gone up 350% in last year’s prices, as we are ICA adopters we just have to roll over and hand the money without any guarantess of becoming parents.

The whole adoption system in the UK for ICA adopters is a disgrace and it is about time parents were treated with some respect and sympathy where problems arise, there are many walls along this long and bumpy road and all adoptive parents should get support from their respective adoption agencies.

I hope one day this journey will end with joy and wonder.

take a vacation
Woo hooo holiday season

Well we finally got a hotel booked, right at the last minute too!

We leave tomorrow morning to drop off the cats at the cattery before heading off to luxury for 4 days – I can’t wait – we sooooo need a holiday :)

update my wardrobe

I did a rummage in H&M and came back with €100s worth of new gear, I was so happy when I got home and it was lovely trying it all on with what I already have. I would recommend a splurge to anyone :)

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