Sunday, 25 July 2010

July Challenge - Day 25



1. Blog once a week minimum (4/4) - Its the last week - thank goodness!!! I hate the feeling of being forced to do stuff I've decided!

2. Say or do one nice thing for someone each day (20/31) - I'll be honest and admit Ive lost count on this one, some days are easier than others filled with good deeds and others its all I can do not to throttle someone! Ive only missed a few days so I'm happy with my count.

3. Exercise for 5 days out of 7 each week - arrrghhh but I need to get fit! (16/20) - I have busted a guton this one, doing something nearly every day. Today Ive been lazy but I am night shift!

4. Attempt to grow some vegetables during the month - never tried this so any tips welcome! (1/1) My pumpkin plant has bloomed :D and I have lots of shoots appearing in the veggies part so Im happy. I did find a HUGE slug on one of the leaves this morning and its clearly been nibbling. I'll need to find a way to protect my babies!

5. Make three donations during the month - whether its money or clothes to the charity shop. (3/3) Already completed this one, but hopefully donate some clothes over the next few days.

Friday, 16 July 2010

July Challenge - Day 16



1. Blog once a week minimum (3/4) - Here I am again!

2. Say or do one nice thing for someone each day - Im not a fan of recieving compliments so tend not to give them but I shall try my best! (15/31) - Still going with this one, including helping an old lady with her shopping today, complimenting a friends outfit, and holding the lift for someone when really I just wanted to get moving!

3. Exercise for 5 days out of 7 each week - arrrghhh but I need to get fit! (11/20) - Been rock climbing again, and running after work, but I missed out on cycling today because I woke up at 6am being sick. Hopefully I'll be OK tomorrow and I can get back on my bike.

4. Attempt to grow some vegetables during the month - never tried this so any tips welcome! (0/1) Well I wont count it as a success yet but yesterday I noticed the tiniest green shoot appearing and today I see there are around three coming through. The weather is still cold, very wet and windy so hopefully if it gets better these guys will havea chance!

5. Make three donations during the month - whether its money or clothes to the charity shop. (3/3) Well I actually made three donations, two yesterday and one today. See what lying in bed sick does for you! Yesterday I made two new KIVA donations (http://www.kiva.org/). I lent $25 each to Fe from the Phillipines and a group in Krygyzhstan. Today I donated $15 to Rachel the creator of http://www.swap-bot.com/ as she is running a marathon and is raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, rather her than me running a marathon!


Friday, 9 July 2010

July Challenge - Day 9

So we're getting there, but I nearly forgot about keping the blogging going!

Its been a hard week with me being night shift but here's the update ....

1. Blog once a week minimum (2/4) - Its week two and here I am!!

2. Say or do one nice thing for someone each day - Im not a fan of recieving compliments so tend not to give them but I shall try my best! (8/31) Ok so I definitely missed a day due to being tired and grumpy! But Ive followed through every other day.

3. Exercise for 5 days out of 7 each week - arrrghhh but I need to get fit! (7/20) Just home from indoor climbing and Im exhausted, I went running after nightshift each morning so Im well on target!

4. Attempt to grow some vegetables during the month - never tried this so any tips welcome! (0/1) The greenhouse is still standing though a little damaged! My pumpkin plants have started regrowing again - yay! No sign of the carrots, lettuce, or broccilli yet but it hasn't been so warm this week ...... still waiting!

5. Make three donations during the month - whether its money or clothes to the charity shop. (0/3) No donations yet.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

The challenge so far .... day 4



1. Blog once a week minimum (1/4) - Second time in a week, success!

2. Say or do one nice thing for someone each day - Im not a fan of recieving compliments so tend not to give them but I shall try my best! (4/31) Doing my best with this each day! Todays' involved texting my Mum since I havent seen her for two weeks.

3. Exercise for 5 days out of 7 each week - arrrghhh but I need to get fit! (3/20) So far Ive run after work, cycled before work, walked for 4 hours and today Im resting!

4. Attempt to grow some vegetables during the month - never tried this so any tips welcome! (0/1) OK, so the other day I built the marvelous greenhouse, and I potted some pumpkin plants that I had started to grow. This morning I looked out to check on my work and to my dismay the greenhouse had blown over and the plants were upside down and dirt everywhere. The wind is really bad today and the greenhouse is really light (plastic not glass) so its just blown over. Ive re-potted my pumpkin plants but they aren't looking too good now. Ive also sewn some brocolli, carrots and lettuce, but to be honest I don't really know what Im doing so who knows if they will ever grow! I've weighed down the greenhouse but I can't see it lasting long in Scotland - I should have thought this through better!!

5. Make three donations during the month - whether its money or clothes to the charity shop. (0/3) No donations yet.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

July Challenge...Day 1

Its here - arrggghh! Im already wishing I hadn't set myself a challenge as I forget how hard it can be to fit things around shift work!!


1. Blog once a week minimum (1/4) Im blogging today aren't I! *phew*!

2. Say or do one nice thing for someone each day - Im not a fan of recieving compliments so tend not to give them but I shall try my best! (1/31) Ive text my friend to wish him luck with an exam.

3. Exercise for 5 days out of 7 each week - arrrghhh but I need to get fit! (0/20) Im taking my running stuff to work in the hope of doing a run afterwards - thats commitment! Im mean who wants to go running at midnight after doing a 10 hour shift?! Flaming challenges!

4. Attempt to grow some vegetables during the month - never tried this so any tips welcome! (0/1) Well Ive built a mini green house all ready but its raining today so I'll need to plant another day.

5. Make three donations during the month - whether its money or clothes to the charity shop. (0/3) Not yet!


So its not going too bad for day 1, but Im sure there will be days when I just don't manage it!