Monthly Archives: July 2008

House up for auction… again!

Well, it’s been a frantic few days of packing and organising, paying bills and doing all the necessary paperwork before setting off on my big trip. I missed a few days of blogs, for which I apologise, but it’s been chaos here! I now have a big van parked outside the front of the house, […]

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Calling all Ian Ushers…

Does anyone know of any other Ian Ushers out there. When I get to the UK in September, one of the goals I am hoping to achieve is to gather five Ian Ushers together in one place. So, my first task is to find as many Ian Ushers as I can. I have sent an […]

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Virtual birthday cake!

I didn’t really bother doing anything special for my birthday, and just went out for a few drinks in the city last night at a friend’s leaving party – he’s also heading overseas for a while. So there was no birthday cake, or so I thought, until I received an e-cake from Canada. It’s a […]

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How exciting! Main flights now booked!

I was woken early this morning by a call from my very helpful travel representative with a view to sorting out my main flights for the forthcoming trip. I have been procrastinating a bit, as the house has not sold, but I finally decided, “What the heck? I’m just going anyway, I can leave the […]

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The best travel video ever…possibly!

I was just looking back over recent blog postings, and noticed a comment that had just been posted by Yvette in response to the Happy Guy update blog. She suggests taking a look at this website: www.wherethehellismatt.com I have become a bit hooked on Matt’s pages, I like his writing style, and he has some […]

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Dinner in the sky!

This arrived as an “Add 5” suggestion, but unfortunately missed out on going onto the voting list as it arrived after voting had finished. It looks great though. There are some fantastic things to do, aren’t there? And you only hear about a lot of them when you ask people to tell you about this […]

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“Add 5” voting now ended!!

Voting for the “Add 5” extra goals has now finished. I have been watching the voting with interest, and have not been too worried about which ones make it into the 100 list, as I think they are all pretty exciting. However some of the movements are interesting, and it would seem that some people […]

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Back in the air again.

It’s been almost five months since I last went skydiving!! How on earth did that happen? Time has passed so quickly since my trip across Australia in my little camper van back in January and February. I bought my Toyota camper off a backpacker here in Perth, and drove around 8,000km across Australia, stopping at […]

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Another “Home Open”.

Four weeks ago today I had my first “Home Open”, the day before the auction was about to start. Little did I realise that less than a month later I would be doing the same again. So I spent most of yesterday cleaning the house (again!). I have no idea how it gets so messy […]

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“Happy Guy” update.

A couple of weeks before the start of the ALife4Sale auction I did a blog about two Aussie fellas who had found a photograph of a happy-looking guy while they were working in a hotel in Banff in Canada. You can read the full story here:17 days to go!! Searching for a happy guy. Well, […]

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Plan B swings into action….

A few days ago I gave an update on what was happening with the ALife4Sale sale, which currently is not much at all! You can read that update here: Who bought ALife4Sale? All the answers…. And so now Plan B swings into action. I am still very keen to set off on my target date […]

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“The Bucket List”

I finally got round to seeing the movie “The Bucket List” the other night, after so many people have suggested that I should see it. It stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as two guys who meet while in hospital in a cancer ward. They both find out that they only have a short while […]

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Vote now for “Add 5” extra goals

There have been hundreds of suggestions for extra goals which could be added to my list, many of which sound absolutely fantastic. It has been pretty tricky to narrow it down to only 20 to choose from. There are so many wonderful places to go too, many of which I have never considered before. I […]

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Who bought ALife4Sale? All the answers….

The ALife4Sale auction ended at noon on Sunday 29th June, almost two weeks ago, with the highest bid being AU $399,300. I was quite disappointed with the final amount, which is only at the bottom end of the valuation scale for the house itself, which was valued at between $400,000 and $420,000, but it was […]

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7 Wonders of the World

On the 7th July last year (07.07.07) the The New7Wonders Foundation announced the list of The New 7 Wonders of the World. The list was the result of over 100 million votes from all over the world. The announcement took place in Lisbon in Portugal, at the Benfica Stadium. Of the original list of the […]

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A goal achieved today!

Well, it’s been a while coming, but today I fnally achieved a goal that I have now been working on for a few months. Back in early April I started to watch the first series of The Sopranos, a “modern day morality tale about New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, as he deals with personal […]

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Crazy Horse mountain sculpture

Wow. I am already finding out some fascinating stuff about some of the places I am planning to visit. A couple of people have mentioned the sculpture-in-progress of Indian chief Crazy Horse, which is apparently fairly close to Mount Rushmore. I hope to see Mount Rushmore sometime around October this year, as it is already […]

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Kids goals!

I visited a friend today, and got into a conversation with her kids about goals, and goal-setting. The oldest one, eight years old, wants to be a fashion designer. She suggested that I should add to my list “Become a billionaire”. Kids these days! Millionaire is just not enough anymore! Goals are easily achieved too, […]

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Get involved – “Add 5”

I think one of the most exciting things about this 100goals project is the opportunity to meet so many other people around the world, and to share the fun of making achievements with other like-minded individuals. I really like the idea of others joining in with this in whatever way they feel like, whether it […]

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Planning nightmares…..

When I first came up with the idea for ALife4Sale, I thought it would be pretty easy. Put a website together, make a press release, do a bit of a blog, run the eBay sale, done! But as I often do, I had underestimated the amount of work involved. I also grossly underestimated the amount […]

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