renewalsh

A Burchell's Coucal, like the one in my garden



I'm doing 43 things
 

renewalsh's Life List

  1. 1. cultivate the artistic side of me
    36 entries . 697 cheers
    8 people
  2. 2. complete my petit point angel tapestry in teeny stitches that I began stitching in 1991!
    2 entries . 305 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. have my mitochondrial DNA checked to discover my 'Eve' mother
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    6 people
  4. 4. Re-decorate the two bedrooms
    10 entries . 206 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. Make a 43things Cookbook
    1 entry . 245 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. Write about strange, funny, sad encounters
    88 entries . 201 cheers
    6 people
  7. 7. Get over my grumps
    11 entries . 31 cheers
    1 person
  8. 8. Strip the varnish from the chair
    3 entries . 14 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. be productive today
    5 entries . 38 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. Document how I feel
    61 entries . 42 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. List 43 non-guilty pleasures that I enjoy
    32 entries . 28 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. Visit the Chelsea Flower Show this year
    10 entries . 26 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. go to Berlin
    13 entries . 49 cheers
    86 people
  14. 14. Make a judicious purchase
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    1 person
  15. 15. Order and have the 'dragon' fabric delivered
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    1 person
  16. 16. Learn Japanese
    1 entry . 15 cheers
    10,808 people
  17. 17. Find out why the robots don't fix what's broken on 43things
    7 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. help my daughter purchase an apartment in London
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    1 person
  19. 19. Speak up about poor service
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    2 people
  20. 20. Have a full assessment by a biokineticist
    7 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. Attend J's wedding
    5 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. Find out if 43things is being abandoned by the Robots
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. Meet some famous people
    6 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  24. 24. Reflect on what it measn to be an English South African
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    1 person
  25. 25. identify and photograph 43 birds
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    5 people
  26. 26. Record tasty meals
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    1 person
  27. 27. Record strange instances, odd happenings and calamities
    61 entries . 46 cheers
    2 people
  28. 28. Share my views on what is beautiful/ aesthetically pleasing/ challenging
    7 entries . 37 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. Get a beehive before the hive in the owlhouse swarms
    2 entries . 56 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. Answer the "50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind".
    3 entries . 52 cheers
    0 people
  31. 31. Come up with really creative ideas fro the business
    3 entries . 49 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. be an unapologetic fusspot about basic grammatical niceties - is bothering to know the difference between there, their and they're truly unimportant and/or impossible?
    23 entries . 41 cheers
    2 people
  33. 33. Buy a Sharon van Etten cd
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    1 person
  34. 34. Track the bathroom renovation
    21 entries . 15 cheers
    1 person
  35. 35. Butt kick the world into taking notice
    15 entries . 38 cheers
    1 person
  36. 36. Have a good day today!
    53 entries . 75 cheers
    1 person
  37. 37. Spend some time every day playing the piano
    1 entry . 74 cheers
    1 person
  38. 38. do some art
    1 entry . 61 cheers
    10 people
  39. 39. Post jokes to keep myself amused
    59 entries . 23 cheers
    2 people
  40. 40. Do some spitting (metaphorical, of course)
    25 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  41. 41. set monthly goals
    7 entries . 50 cheers
    5 people
  42. 42. Note what is going on in the world
    19 entries . 28 cheers
    1 person
  43. 43. List what matters in life
    4 entries . 145 cheers
    3 people

How I did it
How to dinner with an OBE
It took me
1 day
It made me
pleased


How to note the death of Pavlos Fyssas
It took me
30 days
It made me
Sad


How to august Adventures Scavenger Hunt
It took me
31 days
It made me
astonished


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Recent entries
be productive today (read all 5 entries…)
Need to push out 2 proposals

Follow up on two more; make arrangements; prepare for trip; speak to BP (GBTSI); follow up on tracking my money given to a financial advisor in 2004 – what did he do with it?; make dinner; think; debate; write a few thousand words.



Meet some famous people (read all 6 entries…)
Dr Blade Nzimande

The Minister of Higher Education. I met him in Kuala Lumpur at the Commonwealth Education Minister’s conference, was introduced by my friend Zandile. He is brash, contradictory, aggressive, somewhat enigmatic.

I saw him a couple of weeks ago, at his favourite table in our favourite restaurant in Illovo. He was surrounded by bodyguards and looked surly.



List 43 non-guilty pleasures that I enjoy (read all 32 entries…)
The full archive of "Desert Island Discs" has been discovered

I shall listen to a couple every week.

The database is searchable by date, personality, preferences etc.



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