Hello! You’re reading my first blog post and that makes me very happy on so many levels. #100DaysNoTV has been a little seed in my mind for a while now. But, you know how it is. Life has ways of getting in the way of progress and, I have to admit, ‘procrastinate’ should have been my middle name… Although – hopefully – not any more!
So, what is #100DaysNoTV?
After realising that we were spending quite a bit of time in front of the television in the evenings, my husband and I resolved to find better ways to use our time. We cancelled our TV subscription and started to write a list of things that we’d like to try for the first time, as well as things we enjoy and would like to do more regularly.
Rob and I quickly developed the #100DaysNoTV concept. Put very simply the idea behind this blog is to come up with 100 varied activities and every week (when possible!) select a new one to do, then blog about the experience.
What is on the list?
Happily we ended up with a blend of creative, hands-on activities; relaxing, fun ways to unwind; and a number of more involved mini-projects.
Most will be a single day or evening activity, but some will take days or even weeks to complete. Rob and I will do many of them together and on occasion we will involve our two young boys. I will introduce you to some of my friends along the way too, when we do the activities that they have inspired me to try.
I’ll try my hand at some new crafts: crocheting, felt sewing, jewellery making . . .
A child-friendly vegetable patch is on our spring agenda. We also want to fill our garden with year-round colour and use recycled materials where possible.
My sewing machine will be used more adventurously and I might even finish our sons’ toy bag!
I have various upcycling projects in mind: hallway table refurbishment, dolls’ house renovation, turning my old jeans into a mini skirt . . .
I’ll experiment with hairstyles and products, and getting tips from the professionals.