Category Archives for "100 goals in 100 weeks"

Movie Star!!

Well, it has been quite some time since my last blog posting, but I have an update on one of my goals for you. In October 2010, I achieved Goal #61, by securing a small role in a Hollywood movie. I played the part of a diner at a hotel/bed and breakfast establishment in the […]

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Millionaire!

Last year, while staying with Moe and the kids in Whitehorse, we had a couchsurfer come and stay with us for a couple of days. His name was Gabriele, and he was working as a freelance photographer for an Italian newspaper. He took a few photos of several people in Whitehorse, and was keen to […]

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Better late than never…

It’s been almost two years in the editing process, but Colin Furze has finally got around to editing a video of Goal 47, achieved back in June 2009 – riding his “Wall Of Death”! The video is in two parts, both shown below. What a great reminder of a fantastic weekend. Thanks again Colin and […]

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Amazon mysteries…?

Things have been going pretty well with the launch of the book on Amazon recently, and most previous Amazon issues seem to have been resolved. The book is now showing as fully available on the US and UK sites, and also as “In Stock” in France and Germany. However, somewhat mysteriously, it shows a taking […]

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Amazon availability…

Things are slowly getting back on track with the book sales at Amazon. The book shows as “In Stock” once again on Amazon.com, and has finally showed up as “In Stock” on Amazon.co.uk too. Canada, France and Germany sites still show availability as “Usually ships within 3 to 5 weeks”, but I am hoping that […]

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Amazon issues.

Arrrgghhh! At times this publishing stuff can be a bit of a challenge to the patience, let me tell you! The book A LIFE SOLD is published via Print On Demand (POD), through the world’s largest POD printer, LightningSource. This means that I do not have to pay for copies to be printed up-front. When […]

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Book proof frustrations!

On 31st October I finished my “A LIFE SOLD” book and sent the completed files to the printer. The printer works on a Print On Demand basis, meaning that when a book is ordered, they print a copy straight away, put it together, and send it to the purchaser. There are two files – the […]

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Book finished!

I’m excited, and a little relieved too! Today’s the day! I have finally finished the book, and this morning I sent the files off to the printer! I have been at work on this pretty-much full-time since early July, and am very pleased with the final outcome. The book is called “A Life Sold”, and […]

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New Idea magazine article.

I have been very busy with the book recently, and have been making great progress. The writing part is now all but finished, just a few final tweaks to complete it. I have been busy with formatting it all for printing, and working on some marketing ideas too. I hope to have the files all […]

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Aussie radio show interview.

Early last month I did an interview for Australian radio station triple M, based in Brisbane. I was contacted by the producer of “The Cage”, the weekday breakfast show, hosted by a panel of four – Marto, Sully, Skip & Emily-Jade. I much prefer this sort of interview than the single host who had a […]

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Alaska road trip.

It’s been an easy week since my last blog, but I wonder where the time seems to go, as I haven’t got as much of my book done as I would have liked to. Time seems to disappear easily when sorting out the chickens, setting up the solar panel, hanging an outdoor shower, filling the […]

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Birthday blog.

Goodness, it’s two weeks since I last wrote a blog. The time seems to have flown by. I have enjoyed the past two years of travel, and have enjoyed writing a regular blog about what I have been up to and where I have been. But it can be very time-consuming, and it has been […]

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Northern exposure.

After the last few days of my 100 weeks journey, I finally headed for my new home. On 6th July I flew from New York up into Ontario in Canada. The flight was delayed a little, and I just made my onward connection. From Ontario I flew west across Canada to Vancouver, and then finally […]

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Goals still to be achieved.

Well, 100 goals in 100 weeks was always going to be a huge challenge, and of course, the perfect ending to the story would be the achievement of the complete list. When I started writing the list out in 2008, before the ALife4Sale auction had even started, I didn’t censor myself in any way, whether […]

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And finally….

And finally…. I must finish with a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been a part of this whole adventure. To all of the people I have met on my journey, to those who have helped out or joined me on some of the goals and adventures. To those who have offered accomodation, or […]

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Final day in New York.

Lilly, Nicole, Chris and Leo Jr. joined me this morning for the journey into the city, and from Penn Station we took the Subway south, and made our way to Battery Park. They had been with me when I achieved my first US-based goal, visiting the Statue of Liberty back in October 2008 It was […]

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Goal 93 – BlindsidedNetwork.com

I think that it is particularly fitting that this looks like being the last goal from my list of 100 that I will achieve within the 100 week period, which comes to an end tomorrow. My whole journey started when life blindsided me back in November of 2005, and that event eventually led to me […]

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Return to New York.

Val dropped me at the airport in Colorado Springs early in the morning, and my first flight took me to Dallas. On the flight they read out boarding gates for connecting flights, gate B24 for my flight to Newark, New Jersey. At Dallas I made my way to the gate, and with time to spare, […]

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Goal 92 – six-pack stomach.

I am a little hesitant to actually sign this one off as being achieved. This goal, like several of the others, such as learning Spanish, or learning to play the harmonica, is somewhat subjective. I will be the first to admit that I am not quite ready for the front cover of Men’s Health magazine, […]

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Seven Falls.

The last couple of days have been pretty busy, both with goal-related efforts, and with the more practical matter of preparing to move on again. I have been in Colorado now for about five weeks and have really started to settle in here, enjoying the place, the people and the lifestyle. I have had a […]

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Goal 91 – Black night.

It was supposed to be a full moon, but thick clouds had darkened the horizon, and looking out of the window of the little plane, everything appeared ominously black. There was a little light left on the horizon where the sun had set behind the mountains about forty minutes earlier. It had been an eventful […]

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Goal 90 – “On top of Old Princeton.”

I have been struggling with the harmonica, and feel that my progress has been rather slow, but just the other day found a posting on the forum offering some support and encouragement from regular forum contributor “tacobet”. He suggests that old favourite “On Top Of Old Smokey” would be a suitable one to learn as […]

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Getting fitter!

On Wednesday evening, as soon as Val got back from work we headed out to The Incline again. I have set myself a personal challenge of beating 40 minutes before I leave Colorado. Feeling good, we started our climb at around 5.30pm, and both did very well. Val almost made it in less than 30 […]

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Batter up!

The unicycling is progressing nicely! On my return to Colorado Srings on Sunday afternoon I managed to ride what must have been more than 100 yards, plus starting to get to grips with turning left and right, almost managing a full figure-of-8 at one point. I think this one is almost in the bag! Other […]

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Self-publishing workshop.

Tim was one of the three guys who kept me company on all of the “7 Peaks in 7 Days” last year, and had asked if I wanted to come and walk a section of the Colorado Trail with him. He was helping out a friend, Cliff, who is trying to do the whole trail […]

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