Monday, 11 January 2010

To Do

Not only are other people's 100 day pledges more creative than mine, some are a lot more useful too. Take Beth. On December 1st she wrote a list of 100 things she wanted to sort out before her baby turned one (coincidentally on March 10th- day 100) She has been steadily working her way through her list doing all kinds of useful, productive things like baby-proofing the kitchen, making mobiles, fixing curtains and baking delicious food (and providing the recipes- try the banana bread, it's delicious).

I'm a huge fan of to do lists but I also like to waste my life watching 4OD. So in an effort to ensure my week is as productive as it should be I'm signing up to Beth's pledge. Here are the 7 things on my list I'm going to do this week:

  1. Write a letter to my friend Andy- he has sent me two letters and a Christmas gift since I moved to London- I really need to reply.
  2. Sort everything for my trip to Barcelona next week!!! This means travel insurance, confirming with the friends I'm staying with, organising when I'm catching up with friends and ex-colleagues.
  3. Tackle the mould in the bathroom with a scourer and bleach- then let the landlord know.
  4. Sort out evaluation for the Children's Book Tree project I ran last year. Email all the organisations involved and get stats and feedback from the bookshop.
  5. Sort out contents insurance for my new flat, try and find one that will cover my new phone as well.
  6. Post the Christmas presents I still haven't sent to Andy (see no.1) and my friend Rosie.
  7. Actually spend some time on my 100 Days writing so that it's something I'm pleased with, not a hurried 100 words at 11p.m.

Hopefully by sharing these online and making it official I will actually acheive them all.

Wish me luck!


  1. Number 5 should definitely be a priority! Especially if you will be out of the country.
    If you register at and go through their insurance website links, you can get the 'middleman' fee that price comparison sites usually keep for themselves. Usually around £30-50.

  2. Good luck Lizzie! I'm honoured ;)

    I'll be keeping an eye on you all week, so make sure you keep the blog going.


  3. Good luck Lizzie - you sound like you're a better person already! I'm doing 15 minutes of creative writing a day - doesn't sound like much but it makes a difference to me. Keep on keeping on... Jo

  4. Ah a to-do list, lord and master. Always beats me in the end. Good luck with getting through it all - and enjoy Barca!