20100607

Latest News in June, 2010...


Join the 100Things Facebook group and Twitter feed

Become a Campaigner

Help us tick-off item Number 4- Raise $10,000 for Camp Quality

July 4th, 2010...

Number 36- Walk Across a Country... Journey starts TOMORROW!

It's Sunday here, and i'm excited, anxious and also nervous. Tomorrow myself and Matty Southcombe will start our walk across France.


Essentials- Standard Issue

The Plan:

Leaving from Geneva, Switzerland, our aim to is walk due-West, straight across France, until we hit the Atlantic Ocean on the French West Coast. In the process we will have to cross 650km of land and we think also 1 volcanic region.

The Tricky Bits:

What would an adventure be without some tricky bits?

Sure, by itself 650km is a great challenge, but there are other factors making this slightly more interesting as well:

- The Maths- I have to be in London by July 21st for the premiere of the Live Every Litre documentary. As such this gives us only 16 full days of walking. This means we will have to cover about 41km a day to reach our target!

- The Heat: It's literally 30 degrees in Geneva today and the heat is stifling. With heavy backpacks, we will need to take plenty off water to avoid dehydration.

- The Route: Luckily, Matty is in the Australian Air Force and for this reason i'm hoping he is good at navigating. It's easy to follow a road but when walking off the beaten track with no signs, one wrong turn cold ruin a full day of walking.

- The Language: So i've been learning French over the past few months and I'm happy to say that there have been huge improvements (not hard when you start at zero!). Having said this, we will be walking through isolated parts of France where the locals will not speak a word of English and so we'll have some fun trying to communicate.

- Entertainment: Matty and I have joked that we will probably hate each other by the end of this trip and so to act as a peace maker we will be taking my trusty Ukulele. Our skills are very limited but if all else fails at least we can write songs to vent out frustration.

There are probably a few more points to be made here but why focus on the negatives!

Contact:

Due to the unknown area's that we'll be walking through, daily updates are unlikely. In the event that we do stumble across, we'll let you know our progress.

In the mean time, if you fancy keeping us company or even want to encourage us along the way, why not give us a ring on our 'Walk-Phone'- +41 788 171 349

The Charity:

If you fancy supporting our chosen charity along the way, please do. Not only will it keep us walking with a smile on our face, but more importantly you will be supporting a great cause.

You can donate by clicking on the logo below.


Camp Quality help kids and famillies affected by Cancer and by donating you will be putting smiles on the faces of amazing kids through out Australia!

So for now, it's one last night of civilization for us before we hit the road.

Wish us luck!

100Things... What's on your list?


July 2nd, 2010...

Number 36- Walk Across a Country... Journey starts this Monday!

The simplicity of walking is something that has always intrigued me. No buses to wait for, no traffic jams to sit in and no cars to crash into.

I also love the idea of walking with no schedule to follow. It's a refreshing thought to simply walk through a town, country side or even a mountain with no worries of being late to anything.

For these reasons Number 36 on the list is to Walk Across a Country, simple right?

If you've read recent posts, you'll know that I've decided to walk across France. There are a few reasons for this;

a) I live in Geneva and so it's the closest country to me,
b) It's the only country to separate me from England (a place i need to be for July 21st), and
c) I've been learning French for the last few months (Number 46 on the list) and so it's a good place to practice.

Now maybe it was too much time spent in the sun today, but for whatever reason we're going to start this journey on Monday.

Note that I use the word we. Let me introduce you to Matty Southcombe, a friend of mine who I have recently met in Geneva. Hailing from Australia, Matty is taking some time off from his career in the Air Force back home and has decided to travel around Europe. A towering bloke at 6ft 10, Matty can make anyone laugh with his ridiculous stories and funny Queensland accent. As such, he is the perfect walking partner.

You may remember Matty from the June 9th post where he joined me in planting a tree?


To put his height into perspective, that tree is 4 metres tall... well, almost

The route is something we've had a look at today and so i'm proud to announce that we simply walking East to West, from Geneva (Switzerland) to La Rochelle on the West Coast of France. Google tells us this is 650km.


So we have two days before start this amazing adventure and it goes without saying that we are at this stage completely unprepared. Money is minimal, shoes are debatable and we only have a 1-man tent!

What could possibly go wrong?

Follow the journey:

If you'd like to be kept up to date with this challenge and all the going on of the 100Things journey, why not add us in the following ways (just click on the logos below).


100Things... What's on your list?


July 1st, 2010...

Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk

You can tell that your life has become quite strange when you start to make plans based around walking across an entire country in enough time so that you get to deliver a strangers baby in a completely different continent. Throw in a documentary premiere that you somehow happen to feature in and it's almost enough to make you laugh.

Today, this is exactly what I'm weighing up.

Tara is a girl who recently emailed me telling me that not only was she pregnant, but she was also willing to have me help her deliver her baby! An incredible offer seeing as Number 23 on the list is to Deliver a Baby, and one that I cannot pass up on. Thanks Tara! The tricky thing is that Tara lives in Canada and I am in Europe... small hurdle. You will hear more about Tara shortly.

Now with this in mind, I am also currently planning to tick off Number 36- Walk Across a Country by hot-stepping it across France (East to West). It's a great opportunity to see a country from a different angle and also quite a practical way to reach England in time for the premiere of the Live Every Litre documentary that we finished filming last month.

So the plan was simple; hit the road sometime next month and then fly across to meet Tara in time for her August 12th delivery. However, after talking with the lovely and generous Tara on the phone last night, it seems that her little bundle of joy is expected early and this means just one thing for me, I have to start my walk early, probably next week!

Do I have a planned route to cross France? No. Do I know how it will take me to walk across this country? No. Will I be able to reach Canada in time for Tara's delivery? Who knows.

So today is all about staring at a map and working this all out!

Charity

In other news, there has been a huge surge in momentum this week with donations! So much so in fact that i'm actually not sure who has donated. It seems that a lovely girl called Phillipa was the last to donate and so we're now sitting at $7,700 (with an additional $1,435 to be cleared).


This means one thing; we have less than $1,000 to go until we reach our $10,000 goal for Camp Quality! Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. Your generosity will ensure that many kids coping with Cancer will now experience Camp Quality's brilliant approach to therapy that shows us that Laughter is the best Medicine.


June 29th, 2010...

The most unbelievable week of donations yet!

You may have noticed that we've have been mentioning Camp Quality, our chosen charity, quite a bit lately, and the reason is simple- we just keep getting amazing donations!


It started with a generous $500 donation from Nicholas in Australia on Sunday which was soon boosted on the Monday by two separate donations totaling another $500 (thanks Vernon and Pascale!). This put us on a grand total of $7,200 by Monday evening, but we didn't stop here.

A quick radio interview with Bree Amer and the team from Gold Coast Sea FM back in Australia early on Tuesday morning found the ears of some more generous souls and a few quick fire donations of $100 each (thanks Kate and 'anonymous') kept the donation counter rising.


Finally yesterday evening at a friends birthday dinner, I was approached by one of the nicest people you're ever likely to meet, Mr F. Now I can't say too much about Mr F as he wishes to remain anonymous, but what I can share is that his interest in Camp Quality and his wanting to help a great cause is simply commendable. After we spoke of how donation money goes towards creating a happy environment for kids and famillies affected by Cancer, Mr F reached for his pocket and slid an envelope across the table to me. It was his donation to Camp Quality. I am ecstatic to say that inside the envelope was 1,000 Euros ($1,432 AUD)!

Simply, amazing, and i'd like to give a huge thank you to Mr F for his generosity.

So what does this all mean?

Well, in just 3 days we have added another $2,632 to our donation pot for Camp Quality. Currently due to all recent donations, we are now sitting on:

$8,832!

A personal thanks from me to everyone who has donated so far. It is incredible to witness such selfless generosity, and it makes what I do so much more enjoyable!

Of course now, in line with item Number 4- Raise $10,000 for Camp Quality, we are within touching distance. With only another $1,168 to be raised, hopefully we will making another tick from the list soon!

The question remains, will we stop at $10,000? The answer is easy, of course not! Lets raise the bar!


100Things... What;'s on your list?

Note: As for the identity of Mr F, all I can say is that is that if you want to find him, he'll be wearing a bright yellow football jersey along with millions of others this coming Friday when Holland play Brazil in the World Cup Quarter Finals. Good luck with that one!


June 28th, 2010...

Going for a Walk

As you may know, last month saw 100Things travel all over Europe as we filmed an exciting documentary with Honda Europe. Labelled Live Every Litre, the documentary is all about personal journeys and self-fulfillment. 100Things was lucky enough to be featured in this documentary and have now been invited to the premier which takes place in London next month.

With this in mind, we have to look at getting to and from the event from our current location; Switzerland. Now it could be said that logistics have never been my speciality and so to save time and money, I thought it would make sense to try and make the trip by way of ticking off an item from the list.

Which item you ask? Simple; Number 36- Walk across a Country, of course!

After consulting a map, it seems that there is only 1 country separating us from England and that country is France. So with this being enough research for now, next month we will attempt to walk across it. Simple, right?


If you are anywhere near this part of the world and you fancy coming for a walk, no matter how big or small, please let me know as I would love to have you for company! We will be working on a rough route in the coming weeks and an itinerary will shortly follow so keep posted.

100Things has three simple goals:

1- Tick off all 100 items from our list

2- Encourage others to think about their own lists and achieve these, and

3- Raise $10,000 for Camp Quality, our chosen charity helping kids and famillies affected by Cancer,

We're lucky to be able to say that all 3 goals seem to be snowballing at the moment and with a donation of $500 over night, our Camp Quality total is now at a staggering $6,680!


So to everyone who has donated so far, we can't thank you enough for your generosity. Your donations have gone towards a great cause.

100Things... What's on your list?


June 25th, 2o10...

Meet Gina Guarangha, our newest Campaigner

One thing we're discovering about this trip is that absolutely everybody has a list of at least one thing they want to do before they die.

In fact, without a doubt, talking to people about their lists and seeing them achieve their goals is what we're all about. It's what really drives us!

Without further delay, meet Gina, or GI as her friends call her. Hailing from America, GI has shared a list of 100 things that she wants to do before she dies and is now on our ever growing team of Campaigners.


GI

From Number 93- Spend a week in NY with only $20, to Number 44- Eat a Mangostein (??), we are stoked to have GI on board and look forward to hearing more about her journey.

Become a Campaigner!

So with our Campaigners Page growing by the day, we're wondering if YOU are you a little tempted at starting your own list?

If you're interested in becoming a Campaigner or want to know more, check out How to Become a Campaigner. It's an easy 1-step process to chasing down your dreams and the best thing about becoming a Campaigner is that without knowing it, you will encourage someone else in a positive way!

End of Financial Year in Australia

So for those of you living in Australia, you 're probably sick of sorting through paper work in time for the End of Financial year.

If so, we have a GREAT idea for you! Have you thought about making a tax-deductble donation to a great charity?

If not, why not pick Camp Quality? By doing so, you not only can finish the year in the knowledge that your dollars are helping kids and famiiles affected by Cancer, BUT you will also have helped 100Things edge towards ticking off item 4- Raise $10,000 for Camp Quality!


What a great way to finish the year!

If you're interested, click on the logo above to check out the donation page. So far we're sitting at over $6,000!

Follow Us...

If you'd like to be kept up to date with the 100Things journey, why not add us in the following ways (just click on the logos below).



June 22nd, 2010...

The Calm Before the Storm

Having lived in Geneva, Switzerland, for 5 months now, I can't help but look back and smile.

The aim when I moved here was to start learning French whilst also ticking off other items from the list. We also wanted to raise more money for our chosen charity; Camp Quality. Thankfully, this is exactly what happened. Along the way we've met some great people
and shared some amazing times.

The act of learning a language is a long process, and it's something that I look forward to continuing in the future. I still get strange looks when reading kids books in public!

What's Next?

With this in mind, it's time to start looking to the next phase of the journey.

So far we've managed to tick off 33 items from our list, leaving a further 67 to be done. The progress has been great and we plan on continuing this in the near future.

At this stage the remainder of the year is shaping up brilliantly with some very interesting items to be ticked off. A quick dart around Europe including attempting Number 36- Walk Across a Country (France) will precede a quick stint in Canada where one of the major items will be attempted; Number 23- Deliver a Baby. From there, we will be heading back into the United States to attend a wedding as we tick off Number 27- Be a Wedding Minister, before heading back home to Australia for a Summer tour around the country (watch this space).

2011 looks even better with some grand plans to get out of our comfort zones like never before.

The key for this one is planning, but in reality who knows what's around the next corner!

We're also trying to get aboard a sail boat somewhere amongst all of the above and cross an ocean, so if you hear of anything, let us know! It could be a a stylish way to arrive back in Sydney!

For more information on Camp Quality, our fantastic charity, click on their logo below. Every penny we raise will go towards bringing happiness to kids and famillies affected by Cancer.


100Things... What's on your list?


June 21st, 2010...

Naked Skydive Video!

Of all the items from the list that we managed to tick off during the filming of Honda's Live Every Litre campaign, none quite gave me the same sense of adrenalin as Number 58- Skydive Naked.

In short it was such a rush that I almost forgot that I was not wearing any clothes at the time.

Thankfully, we managed to catch it on camera and with the short version video now available, I can't stop laughing at how ridiculous I look!


Without doubt one the most amazing things you could do (skydiving that is).

Camp Quality...

Remember 100Things aims to raise $10,000 for the Camp Quality charity (in fact it's on our list Number 4- Raise $10,000 for Camp Quality), so if you feel like helping us tick off this very special item, please feel free to look at the donation page by clicking on the logo below.

Camp Quality aim to bring happiness to kids and famillies affected by Cancer. They believe that laughter is the best medicine and I couldn't agree more with them! Currently we are sitting just below $6,000 and any donations are much appreciated.

Campaigners...

Are you a little tempted at starting your own list? Why not become a Campaigner?

If you're interested in becoming a Campaigner or want to know more, check out How to Become a Campaigner. It's an easy 1-step process to chasing down your dreams and the best thing about becoming a Campaigner is that without knowing it, you will encourage someone else in a positive way!

100Things... What's on your list?


June 17th, 2010...

The truth behind the Beard

Late last year you may remember that I managed to tick off Number 88- Grow a Beard from the list.


Although essentially the act of growing a beard requires no effort, it was in fact one of the harder things that I have done from the list so far!

So today we bring to you to behind the scenes account of this 66 day voyage of discovery in the form of a weekly account. The hear the truth about why Mum almost disowned me, CLICK HERE!

100Things... What's on your list?


June 16th, 2010...

Goal Setting

No doubt about it, if it wasn't for goal setting, achieving goals and making progress would be a much harder process. Sure, it's great to just go with the flow and see what happens (this was my coping mechanism for getting through University) but forecasting is a crucial item and one which I have decided to address today.

Now of course there are varying degrees of goal setting. There are those of us who plan everything to the Nth degree hence making sure that goals are realistic and attainable. This is very sensible of course, however on the other end of the spectrum, there are those of us who throw caution to the wind and simply set a bar having done no research. Today, I sit with the second group.

So as result I have decided today that by the of the year, I will have accomplished the following:

1- I will have completed 50 items from my list in total
2- 100Things will have raised $10,000 for Camp Quality (Number 4 on the list)
3- We will have 50 + Campaigners

Easy, right?

Well here's to day 1 of new goals!

100Things... What's on your list?


June 15th, 2010...

New Website - New Campaigner - New Donation

So over the last few days we decided to refresh our website a little and just as we finished doing so we heard from David, a man on his own mission. David has been following our journey from the US and has decided to become our latest 100Things Campaigner!



At the ripe old age of 20, David has some awesome things from his list from yelling "Drinks are on me!" at a bar, to "Doing a Crazy solo on stage". We wish him the best of luck as attacks his goals with a big smile on his face.

If you want to check out more things from Davids list, click on his profile pic above.

Now as always, if you think that you might want to start a list of your own, why not check out our Campaigner Page for some ideas? After that, all you have to do is send us a few lines about yourself and also your list and we'll create your personal profile for you.

Read our 1-step guide on How to Become a Campaigner for more info.


Latest Donation-

The lovely Larissa from Australia is the most recent person to donate money to our great charity; Camp Quality.


Camp Quality aim to bring happiness to kids and famillies affected by Cancer and our $10,000 donation will go towards creating laughter for these kids- we couldn't think of a better cause!

Thanks to Larissa, we have now raised $6,172 and well on the way to ticking off Number 4 on the list- Raise $10,000 for Camp Quality.

If you feel like helping out a worthwhile cause today, why not DONATE HERE?

We appreciate all your support!

100Things... What's on your list?


June 14th, 2010...

Number 91- Plant a Tree... COMPLETE!

On the 9th June, 2010, not only did we celebrate our 1st Birthday, we also ticked off an item from the list, Number 91- Plant a Tree.

Weeks earlier, me and few friends had climbed a nearby mountain called "Le Saleve". The intention was to scale the mountain and make a small a BBQ at the summit. After 3 hours of walking/scrambling, we reached the plateau which marked the top and decided to explore the luscious surrounds. Aiming for a cluster of trees that sat alone on top of a near-by green hill, we crossed the small gorge that separated us, and charged up the incline hoping for the ideal BBQ spot.

The result was amazing. Once through the trees, we had literally reached the edge of the mountain. West facing, we all stood there gazing at the incredible view that now sat ahead of us; the snow-covered French Alps. Not only this, but we were also standing on a perfect little outcrop of grass, fit for any make-shift BBQ.


My Chestnut Tree (Day 1) French Alps in Background

With the sounds of cowbells in the distance, we created our BBQ and cooked up some glorious steaks (one of which I dropped into ashes- sorry Matty!). It was perfect. So memorable was the entire adventure that morning, that half way through the meal, I decided that this spot would also be the ideal place to plant a tree. Matty, a fellow travelling Aussie, decided that he also wanted to plant a tree and week later another friend Fuzzy, from the south of France, also decided to come along.


Fuzzy, myself and Big Matty (our trees surrounding us)

So it was a few weeks later, on the 9th June, that we again scaled Le Saleve and planted 3 baby trees. We have agreed to meet at the exact spot in 10 years to check up on the progress of our trees. I have images of sitting underneath them, leaning against a huge trunk, reading a book!


Leaving shot of our tree as we walk back down towards the gauge


The full story of the day will be added soon.

100Things... What's on your list?


June 11th, 2010...

With our first birthday fresh in our minds, we are now planning for what will be an even bigger 2nd year for 100Things.

Already we have ticked off Number 91- Plant a Tree from the list. Of course we would love to show you some pics from the event but unfortunately we are having technical difficulties with the photos (lost cable!). This will be resolved tomorrow, so stay posted.

In the mean time, we have complied a little slideshow of the items that we managed to tick in 1 year, and have posted it on our Youtube channel. We still can't believe we managed to get this far so quickly!

Here's to 1 year of an amazing journey...


Thanks to the amazing Emi Green for writing and performing the backing soundtrack to the slide show. A good friend of ours, Emi wrote the song specially for us and we think it's amazing!

Check out her site HERE!


100Things... What's on your list?

June 9th, 2010...

Our 1st Birthday!

Has it already been a year? Is it time to get emotional?

I cannot believe that it's been an entire 365 days since this crazy journey started!

It's been so quick in fact that I've barely managed to look back at it. For me personally, i've managed to put into action what was originally just a feeling inside. I can safely say that the moment I decided to write down my list, my life changed and it's never been more satisfying.

As for the list, well we've managed to tick off 32 things over 365 days and experience a collection of things that have challenged us, tested us, inspired us and ultimately fulfilled us.

I have lost 1 lap-top, 1 camera and on occasions-my dignity.

I have gained many friends, unique insights and arguably some weight.

I have lived outside of my comfort zone and as such, have felt more alive for doing so.

On top of this, we have raised $6,177 so far for Camp Quality, the charity helping kids and families affected by Cancer. This of course means that we are edging nearer to our goal which is: Number 4- Raise $10,000 for Camp Quality.

It's hard to fathom exactly what has happened in the last year, but what started as a personal adventure has somehow become a journey that has seemed to capture the imagination of people everywhere. This, I never expected.

I have met friends that I will know for life and discovered things that have influenced my view and actions in this world.
Media outlets from London to Sydney and Hong Kong to Switzerland have been following the 100Things journey and the best thing of all is that people seem to be taking a positive message from the adventure.

We receive emails and messages from strangers and friends a like wishing us luck, helping us where possible and even thanking us for encouraging them to begin to follow their own dreams. I am almost as proud as I am humbled by this and in honesty, this is now what drives me; spreading the love.

Without too much more emotion, I do want thank everyone for helping this journey become so enjoyable. From those who donated to charity and those who sent me kind messages, to those who housed me and those who helped me tick things from the list- pretty much a massive High-5 to everyone.

This journey has become something that I would not change for anything in the world and I will not stop until the list is complete. That is for sure.

Completed items so far include:

Unbelievable...

Today we will be ticking off 1 more item from the list as we attempt Number 91- Plant a Tree.

Pics etc to follow but for now I just want to share the love!

Wow, life is amazing.

100Things... What's on your list?

June 7th, 2010...

A perfect ending to the year...

With the filming of the Live Every Campaign having now finished, we now look forward to celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the start of the 100Things journey. This will be happening this Wednesday, 9th June.

It's been an amazing year to say the least but we'll concentrate on that in a few days!

For now, just looking back over the past 4 weeks puts a huge smile on my face. The Live Every Litre campaign was designed to create a documentary that followed individual journeys through-out Europe. From war veterans to Metallica fans, some amazing stories were uncovered.

For 100Things, we were given the opportunity to tick off 5 items from the list and I don't think that it could have been any more enjoyable. The fact that a film crew managed to capture every moment also meant that we could share these little stories with everyone.

This is what we managed to attempt:

Number 58- Skydive Naked

A full-length documentary will be ready for it's premiere in London next month but in the meantime, just click on the individual items for the 'teaser vids' (Naked Skydiving still to come).

To be given the opportunity to be part of such an awesome idea in what will be a Honda Europe advertising initiative, is something that I'm most thankful for. Of course we have all worked hard to make this project as good as possible & so for the 20-odd people behind this unique idea, we'd like to say a huge THANK YOU for everything (apologies of course for making you all see me plummet through the air without my clothes on as I completed Number 58)!


The Live Every Litre family

We cannot wait to see the finished product when we attend the Premiere in London next month.

1-Year Birthday!

Moving forward we have been planning to celebrate our 1-year birthday in the only way fitting; by ticking off an item from the list.


A recent walk to the top of a local mountain in Geneva gave us the perfect idea. As we reached the summit (after 5 hours of walking) and fired-up a make-shift BBQ on a grassy hill which overlooked the Snow-covered French Alps, it dawned on me that this spot would be a great place to tick off 91- Plant a Tree.

So having now sourced a tree-shop, a few close friends (who you'll soon be introduced to) and me will take to the mountain on the morning of our 1-year birthday and plant 3 baby trees which we will one day re-visit and hopefully climb!

Sounds like a plan!


June 3rd, 2010...

Number 58- Naked Skydive- COMPLETE!

Unbelievable!

There is no way that with less than 4 hours having passed since I jumped out of plane without my clothes on, that I could explain exactly how I feel.

The best way right now is to put up a few pics, and get ready to edit the video which literally will leave nothing to the imagination! Of course the written story will follow as well.


The only thing that I could say with certainty is that I have never felt a rush quite like that!


A huge thank you of course goes to Jerome, my instructor, who was kind enough to agree to having a naked hairy man strapped to his stomach whilst sky-diving. Amazing!


Today also marks the last day of the Live Every Litre Campaign who I have been filming with now for the last 4 weeks. To see the other 4 items that we attempted on the tour, just scroll down and take a look at some great videos.

Tomorrow I will talk more about the experience of the past month but for now I quickly want to extend a HUGE thanks to everyone at the Live Every camp who I now call close friend. Without people as supportive as these guys, my list would be a lot lot harder to fulfill.

It goes without saying that we are stoked that one more item has been ticked off the list, and with Number 91- Plant a Tree getting ticked off next week as we celebrate 1 year since this 100Things journey began, things are ticking along nicely.




For now we are off to celebrate the last day of filming so I must go, but thanks for taking the time to say hello and stay posted for the next update tomorrow.

100Things... What's on your list?


June 2nd, 2010...

Naked Skydive tomorrow!

Just realised that as it's my first time skydiving, I have to have an instructor strapped to me... I hope he's clothed!

Pics, vid and story to follow.

If you're in Australia, try and get in front of the TV this Friday June 4th @ 10.20am. The girls from The Circle will be interviewing me and showing the very first pics of the naked free-fall!


Wish me luck!

June 1st, 2010...

Live Every Litre, almost at an end...


The past month has been simply incredible. After being noticed online, we were very kindly asked to be part of a documentary about personal journeys. The Live Every Litre campaign would follow a select group of travellers as they set about completing meaningful tasks. The end result being a full-length documentary which will be released in June.

Of course we jumped at the opportunity and so for the last 5 weeks weeks we have been whisked around Europe as a film crew documents our every step.

So far 100Things has ticked off 4 items and with this week being the last of filming, we have 1 more thing to do- and that is tick off Number 58- Naked Skydive!


So tomorrow we're off to France for what promises to be a very cold/embarrasing affair which will certainly get me out of my comfort zone- perfect!

I will give a proper thank you to everyone after we are finished but just quickly I'd like to say what an amazing experience this has all been. The entire crew are not only great people but people that will do anything to help and for this I owe them a big thank you (I offer an early apology for the editor, Paul, who will have to touch-up the naked free fall!).

A year on... almost

It was June 9th, 2009 that this journey began as I left Sydney with a bag of clothes, a lap top and a head full of dreams. It goes without saying that the past 12 months has been life-changing.

Next Wednesday June 9th, we will commemorate 1 year of fulfillment & so in the only way worthy, we will acknowledge this by ticking off an item from the list- Number 91- Plant a Tree.

We have a great location and it looks like a few people are keen to join us already, so if there is anyone near to Geneve, Switzerland, who would also like to jump on board, please let us know. Otherwise keep posted for what promises to be a great day.

Campaigners...

One of the people who has supported the 100Things journey from the moment she heard about us is Bootsy.


Bootsy on the left

Now we have never met Bootsy in person, but regardless she has gone out of her way to help us where she can. We are again most thankful.

A while ago Bootsy told us that she wanted to tick an item off her own list, but would not tell us what exactly what it was. Instead she simply got cracking on a plan and then contacted us recently with the results... we were blown away.

A HUGE Michael Jackson fan, Bootsy, like millions around the world, was greatly affected by the King of Pops untimely death. Many mourned, but some people went a step further. Bootsy was one of these people.

In what was, and still is, a very tricky legal dispute regarding MJ's legacy, Bootsy has started a website committed to having his Neverland Ranch re-opened for children around the globe.


In Bootsy's words;

"We want a new generation to experience the magic and happiness that Neverland once brought to so many. Signing this petition is a great way for Michael Jackson fans to support an idea that could change many children’s lives, as well as uphold Michael’s legacy"

The website has now not only attracted amazing media globally, but has attracted an unprecedented amount of signatures on the online petition. Check out the site for yourself http:neverland4tc.com.

Our hats go off Bootsy for chasing a goal and accomplishing it in style. Bootsy will soon be off to LA to follow up her mission. We'll keep you updated.

Well done Bootsy!

100Things... What's on your list?



100Things is proudly listed on The Big Blog Collection, the webs ultimate collection of blogs!

Northern Beaches Wedding Photography

Northern Beaches Wedding Photography
10% of fees go to CAMP QUALITY
There was an error in this gadget