Day Zero Project

Welcome to my Day Zero Project. The inspiration comes from ‘The Day Zero Project Website’ which is really worth looking at. I began this project on 27th October 2011. I have 1001 things to do 101 things as set out below. You can read a bit more about it here.

1.Get a new job that suits me and my family
2.Decide where we want to live
3.Sell the house
4.Buy a new house
5.Settle Noo into school
6.Sponsor a child
7.Send a handwritten letter
8.Make a will
9.Find a new hairdresser
10.Dye my hair a different colour
11.Teach Noo to ride a bike
12.Buy a bike for me
13.Cycle the Camel Trail
14.Gather and write family history
15.Spend more time with my parents
16.Buy a biscuit barrel and a tied cake plate
17.Buy a decent DSLR camera
18.Have a photography lesson
19.Document a month in photographs
20.Attend a creative writing workshop
21.Wear skirts every day for a month
22.Donate blood
23.Take up yoga again
24.Take Noo climbing
25.A night away with just Mr Noo
26.Stay in Whitstable
27.Attend Deer shed festival
28.Family holiday in Norfolk
29.Spend day at Bewildered in Norfolk
30.Run: Sofa to 5K
31.Visit Whipsnade Zoo
32.Visit Butterfly World, Hertfordshire
33.Learn to play a Ukulele
34.Listen to Noo read his first book
35.See seals at Robin Hood Bay
37.Visit my lovely friend in Maidstone
38.Take Noo to the theatre
39.Make a presentation
40.Take the Eurostar
41.Fish pedicure
42.Grow my own vegetables
43.Attend the balloon festival in Bristol
44.Camp in the New Forest
45.Create photo albums
46.Watch Madmen box sets
47.Un-friend, un-friends on Facebook
48.Win Lottery
49.Camp in France
50.Host a fancy dress party for Noo
51.Drink more water
52.Have a facial
53.Grow sunflowers
54.Learn to play backgammon
55.Sell vinyl
56.Have friends round for lunch
57.Make a cheesecake
58.Organise a mums and kids camping weekend
59.Visit Hornimans Museum
60.Science Museum
61.Natural History
62.Kew Gardens
63.Take a bus tour of London
64.Eat no chocolate or sweets for a week
65.Make a list of the 100 best experiences of my life
66.Send a secret to post secret
67.Create playlists on itunes
68.Visit relatives I rarely see
69.Use the free entry to Museum of Childhood
70.Frame more photos
71.Replace the sofa
72.Make cushions covers
73.Use Skype
74.Finish the book Mr Noo gave me for my birthday
75.Host New Years eve party
76.Host a cocktail evening
77.Get Noo a pet
78.Go to the cinema with Mr Noo
79.Go to the circus
80.Eat fruit for breakfast for a week
81.Make a curry (I keep pledging to do this)
82.Eat scallops
83.Attend another bloggers conference
84.Take Noo on a canal boat
85.Answer 50 questions that will free your mind
86.Make 3 new friends
87.Bake a birthday cake for someone outside my immediate family
88.Barbeque on a beach
89.Spend a week without social media
90.Identify 100 things that make me happy
91.Plant a tree
92.Spend a weekend in Brighton
93.Ice skate in December
94.Go Pony trekking
95.Buy Noo a real musical instrument
96.Spend a night dancing
97.See the puffins on Skomer Island
98.7 random acts of kindness
99.Write a 10 year plan
100.Influence another person to do a day zero list
101.Commit to this blog for at least as long as it takes for me to do this.

I have until Thursday 24th July 2014.


23 Responses to Day Zero Project

  1. Fab list. I love the post secret one – may have to add that to my next list 😉

  2. Notmyyearoff says:

    Wow that’s a brilliant list. Moving house is top of mine too and I keep telling myself that I’ll grow some veg (I’ve heard chillies are really easy to grow). Making a curry is really easy, if you want a recipe then let me know.
    Good luck!!

    • thank you. I shall probably grow veg when I move house….. and thank you for curry recipe – it’s not the recipe it’s the motivation, but it’s on the list now – so it will get done!

  3. Kirsty says:

    My husband has a ukelele and I fucking hate the thing, it’s twangy sound sets my teeth on edge. He always seems to be playing it while I’m trying to concentrate on something. But apart from that, it all sounds awesome. Feeling more tempted to join in…

  4. sarsm says:


    Would you like to join our group with your list? We offer each other encouragement and support.

    I should have put win the lottery on mine. Good one!!

    Scallops are delicious – I’m sure you’ll love them.

    All the best with your great challenges. (I started at the end of March and I love it).

  5. jbmumofone says:

    Great list…..want to swap a few of mine now! Good luck and may the Day Zero Force be with you 😉

  6. octarinefire says:

    I’ve been looking forward to reading this since you mentioned it on twitter. I think you may have helped me find a few things to put on my next one. Should probably finish my current one first though…

    Great list, good luck! x

  7. Fantastic list, I don’t even know where to start with commenting on it! Thanks for linking up, and will look forward to seeing how you get on – have fun with it 🙂

  8. Shell Louise says:

    I’d not heard of this but it looks great fun so I’m off to visit the website and make my own list 🙂

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  10. Congratulations for joining Sarsm and the rest of us 101 in 1001 challengers. I love the Win the lottery task. I can’t believe I didn’t use it on my list!

  11. Great list Gemma. I saw something like this on Erica’s blog but I still haven’t made mine yet! It is great to have a list of dreams; I did make a short list of wishes on my blog around New Year, instead of resolutions.

  12. whyyyjen says:

    Hi, good luck with this list! I am a new 101er and I love the ideas on your list 🙂

  13. Hi Gemma. Can certainly recommend Bristol Balloon Fiesta on the first day (Thurs p.m.). This year it was great weather, but still quite quiet. Also the shape balloons really appealed to my boys. There are a few family pics if you’d like to check out PracticallyPerfectMums FB page to keep you going til you tick the Fiesta off your list!

  14. Stacy says:

    That looks like a really fun list to write, a list of self discovery I’d say. Think I may be worried I might run out of ideas at no.10…now that would be worrying!

  15. I love this, and so many things on here I would like to do too or have done! Ukulele is on my list too 🙂 I”m getting one for my daughter (nothing to do with trying to turn her into the folk singer that I always dreamed of being!! 😉 )

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