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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Eternal wanderer. Languages lover. French expat always in search of new places to travel to and new things to see.
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February
-17th - Mysterium & Code Names with French work team

March
- 24th - Castles of Burgundy, Mysterium, Code Names and Hanabi with Franco and Downie

April
- 8th - Castles of Burgundy, Hanabi, Code Names, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective with Franco
- 15th - Pandemic, Mysterium, Code Names with Coast Friends

May
- First two weeks at home with me ma and me cousin, played Trivial Pursuit, Times Up, Taboo, card games...

June
17th - Monopoly, Lords Of Waterdeep with Franco
January

1) The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
2) Men At Arms - Terry Pratchett
3) Soul Music - Terry Pratchett
4) InterestingTimes Terry Pratchett
5) Maskerade - Terry Pratchett
6) Ready Player 1 - Ernest Cline
7) Feet of Clay - Terry Pratchett
8) Hogfather - Terry Pratchett

February
9) The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

March
10) Jingo - Terry Pratchett
11) The Ballad of the Sad Café - Carson McCullers
12) The Postman Always Ring Twice - James M. Cain
13) Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut
14) Neuromancer - William Gibson
15) The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

April
16) The Last Continent - Terry Pratchett
17) The Gunslinger - Stephen King
18) Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
19) A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K Le Guin
20) The Tombs of Atuan - Ursula K Le Guin
21) The Valley Of Fear - Arthur Conan Doyle
22) The Farthest Shore - Ursula K Le Guin
23) Tehanu - Ursula K Le Guin
24) Carpe Jugulum - Terry Pratchett
25) Bossypants - Tina Fey
26) This One Summer - Tamaki

May
27) The Name Of The Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
28) La Faiseuse d'Anges - Camilla Lackberg

June
29) The Wise Man's Fear -Patrick Rothfuss
30) The Slow Regards Of Things - Patrick Rothfuss
31) The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
32) Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
33) The Brotherhood Of The Grapes - John Fante
Marie D
Note added to goal Go to 10 concerts
1) Steve Aoki @ O2 Academy Newcastle
2) The Magic Numbers @ The Cluny
8/10 sent
First leg of the journey [13/100]

401. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
402. Nas - Illmatic
403. Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)
404. Dr. John - Dr. John's Gumbo
405. Big Star - Radio City
406. P J Harvey - Rid of Me
407. The Clash - Sandinista!
408. Sinéad O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
409. The Doors - Strange Days
410. Bob Dylan - Time out of Mind
411. Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard
412. Wire - Pink Flag
413. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
414. Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat
415. Van Halen - Van Halen
416. Tom Waits - Mule Variations
417. U2 - Boy
418. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run
419. Portishead - Dummy
420. Buddy Holly and the Crickets - Buddy Holly and the Crickets
421. Various Artists - The Best of The Girl Groups, Volume 1
422. The Ronettes,featuring Veronica - Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes
423. Diana Ross & the Supremes - Anthology
424. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
425. Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel
426. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick at Budokan
427. Peter Wolf - Sleepless
428. The Police - Outlandos D'Amour
429. Eno - Another Green World
430. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
431. P J Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
432. Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets
433. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
434. Big Star - 1 Record
435. Nirvana - In Utero
436. Beck - Sea Change
437. Lil’ Wayne - Tha Carter III
438. The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
439. Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club 1963
440. The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & The Lash
441. Suicide - Suicide
442. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
443. Cheap -Trick In Color
444. War - The World is a Ghetto
445. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
446. MC5 - Back in the USA
447. Stan Getz / João Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim Getz / Gilberto
448. The Police - Synchronicity
449. Big Star - 3rd
450. Jackson Browne - For Everyman
451. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
452. John Prine - John Prine
453. EPMD - Strictly Business
454. Alice Cooper - Love It to Death
455. Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive?
456. Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
457. My Morning Jacket - Z
458. Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection
459. The Drifters - The Drifters' Golden Hits
460. Hole - Live Through This
461. Public Image Limited - Metal Box
462. R.E.M. - Document
463. Echo And The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
464. Def Leppard - Hysteria
465. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
466. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
467. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love
468. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
469. Fugees - The Score
470. LL Cool - J Radio
471. George Michael - Faith
472. Richard & Linda Thompson - Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
473. The Smiths - The Smiths
474. Manu Chao - Próxima Estación... Esperanza
475. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Armed Forces
476. The Notorious B.I.G - Life After Death
477. Merle Haggard - Down Every Road (1962-1994)
478. Loretta Lynn - All Time Greatest Hits
479. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
480. Chef Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ...
481. D'Angelo - Voodoo
482. Steve Earle - Guitar Town
483. Gang of Four - Entertainment!
484. Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes
485. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
486. Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World
487. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual ✓
488. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising ✓
489. Kiss - Destroyer ✓
490. ZZ Top - Tres Hombres ✓
491. Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign ✓
492. Eurythmics - Touch ✓
493. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot ✓
494. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular ✓
495. Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up
496. Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs ✓
497. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells ✓
498. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses ✓
499. B.B. King - Live in Cook County Jail ✓
500. OutKast - Aquemini ✓
Marie D
Note added to goal Save £3000
26/03/18
£1000
Update 26/03/18
Done.

Update 19/03/18
£300 left

There is a little under £1000 to pay off.
Marie D
Note added to goal Try 50 new recipes
1 - Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie
2 - Teryaki Pork Meatballs with Mushroom Rice
3 - Apple and Chili Shredded Pork Tacos
4 - Shredded lamb mint baps
5 - Pork meatballs spaghetti
6 - Tomato Gnocchi Bake
7 - Chili and Lime Cod Fillet with Greens and Coriander Couscous
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1 - Float - used as "money to use as change"
2 - Nubile (Fr, En) - (of a woman/girl) sexually mature; old enough for marriage / sexually attractive
3 - Paraphernalia - miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
Marie D
Note added to goal Go to 30 restaurants
1) Tapas Revolucion (Date w/ Franco)- 20/01/18
2) Akbars (Margaux's B-day) - 15/03/18
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Marie D
Note added to goal Read a book in a day
13/03/18 The Ballad of the Sad Café - Carson McCullers

Last days
Marie D
Note added to goal Get a library card
Received my library card on Friday by the post
Marie D
Note added to goal Save £1000
15/01/18 : £1000
Started on the 01/01/18
[1/16]

- Learn HTML
I have ordered a blank recipe book which I plan on using for the "try 50 new recipes challenge".
Marie D
Note added to goal Quit smoking
I have started to mostly use the e-cigarette with a very small amount of nicotine in the liquid and will try to limit my cigarettes consumption to a minimum (2 a day at most) for the first month or so whilst I try and acclimate myself to no longer using cigarettes.
Marie D
Note added to goal Take more pictures
Use at least 5 films on my camera in a year
Try my best to read 100 books in 1 year, if this fails then just read 100 books total within the 1001 days.
1) Learn HTML
2) Learn CSS
3) Find an idea for a website
4) Build said website
Dirty Dancing @ Theatre Royal

24/01/17
[23/26]

A - Artificial Intelligence
B - Boyhood
C - Cube
D - Dune
E - ExistenZ
F - (The) Faults
G - Gravity
H - Heat
I - Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
J - Jurassic World
K - Krampus
L - Life of Pi
M - (The) Man Who Wasn't There
N - Nightcrawler
O - Office Space
P- Planet of the Apes (1968)
Q -
R - Romeo + Juliet
S - (The) Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
T - Three Days Of The Condor
U -
V - The Visit
W - Whiplash
X - X-Men: Days of Future Past
Y -
Z - Zootopia
1000 pieces puzzle started on 14/01/17
{134/250}

1) The Shawshank Redemption √
2) The Godfather √
3) The Godfather : Part II √
4) The Dark Knight √
5) Pulp Fiction √
6) Schindler's List
7) 12 Angry Men √
8) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
9) The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King √
10) Fight Club √
11) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring √
12) Star Wars : Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back √
13) Forrest Gump √
14) Inception √
15) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest √
16) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers √
17) Goodfellas
18) The Matrix √
19) Star Wars: Episode IV : A New Hope √
20) Seven Samurai
21) City Of God
22) Se7en √
23) The Usual Suspects √
24) The Silence of the Lambs √
25) It's a Wonderful Life
26) Interstellar √
27) Leon √
28) Life Is Beautiful √
29) Once Upn a Time in the West
30) Casablanca √
31) American History X
32) Saving Private Ryan
33) Spirited Away √
34) Raiders of the Lost Ark √
35) City Lights
36) Psycho √
37) Rear Window √
38) Intouchables √
39) Modern Times
40) Whiplash √
41) Mad Max : Fury Road √
42) The Green Mile
43) Terminator 2 : Judgement Day √
44) The Pianist √
45) Memento √
46) The Departed √
47) Apocalypse Now
48) Gladiator
49) Sunset Boulevard √
50) Dr Strangelove
51) Back to the Future √
52) Alien √
53) The Prestige
54) The Lion King √
55) The Lives of Others
56) The Great Dictator
57) Cinema Paradiso √
58) The Shining √
59) Django Unchained √
60) Paths of Glory
61) The Dark Knight Rises √
62) American Beauty √
63) Wall-E √
64) Grave of the Fireflies √
65) Aliens √
66) North by Northwest √
67) Citizen Kane √
68) Vertigo √
69) Old Boy √
70) Princess Mononoke √
71) M
72) Das Boot
73) Amelie √
74) Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi √
75) Once Upon a Time in America
76) Toy Story 3 √
77) Reservoir Dogs √
78) Braveheart
79) Witness for the Prosecution
80) A Clockwork Orange √
81) Double Indemnity
82) Taxi Driver √
83) Requiem for a Dream √
84) To Kill a Mockingbird
85) Lawrence of Arabia √
86) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind √
87) Full Metal Jacket √
88) Bicycle Thieves
89) The Sting
90) Singin' in the Rain √
91) Amadeus
92) Monty Python and the Holy Grail √
93) Snatch √
94) 2001 : A Space Oddyssey √
95) All about Eve
96) Rashomon
97) For a Few Dollars More
98) L.A Confidential √
99) The Kid
100) The Apartment
101) Toy Story √
102) Inglourious Basterds √
103) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
104) A Separation
105) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade √
106) The Third Man √
107) Metropolis
108) Yojimbo
109) Some Like It Hot √
110) Batman Begins √
111) Unforgiven
112) Scarface
113) Up √
114) Raging Bull
115) 3 Idiots
116) Downfall
117) Chinatown √
118) The Great Escape
119) Die Hard √
120) The Hunt √
121) On the Waterfront
122) Good Will Hunting √
123) Heat
124) Pan's Labyrinth √
125) Mr Smith Goes to Washington
126) The Bridge of the River Kwai
127) My Neighbour Totoro √
128) Ikiru
129) Ran
130) The Seventh Seal
131) The Gold Rush
132) The General
133) Wild Strawberries
134) Blade Runner √
135) The Secret in Their Eyes √
136) The Elephant Man
137) Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels √
138) The Wolf of Wall Street
139) Casino
140) Howl's Moving Castle √
141) Gran Torino √
142) Warrior
143) The Big Lebowski √
144) Rebecca √
145) V for Vendetta √
146) Judgement at Nuremberg
147) The Deer Hunter
148) Cool Hand Luke
149) How to Train Your Dragon √
150) Gone Girl
151) A Beautiful Mind
152) Fargo √
153) Gone With The Wind
154) It Happened One Night
155) Trainspotting √
156) Into The Wild √
157) Dial M For Murder √
158) The Maltese Falcon
159) Rush
160) The Sixth Sense √
161) Mary and Max √
162) Finding Nemo √
163) The Thing √
164) No Country For Old Men √
165) Hotel Rwanda √
166) The Wages of Fear
167) Kill Bill Vol 1 √
168) Platoon
169) Life of Brian √
170) Incendies
171) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
172) Network
173) Touch Of Evil
174) There Will Be Blood √
175) The 400 Blows √
176) 12 Years a Slave
177) Annie Hall √
178) Stand By Me √
179) Persona
180) The Princess Bride √
181) The Grand Budapest Hotel √
182) Amores Perros
183) Ben Hur
184) Million Dollar Baby √
185) The Grapes of Wrath
186) In The Name of the Father
187) Sin City √
188) Les Diaboliques
189) Hachi: A Dog's Tale
190) Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
191) The Best Years of Our Lives
192) The Wizard of Oz √
193) Stalker
194) Shuter Island √
195) 8 ½
196) Gandhi
197) The Bourne Ultimatum √
198) Donnie Darko √
199) Avengers Assemble √
200) Strangers on a Train
201) Guardians of the Galaxy √
202) Fanny and Alexander
203) Twelve Monkeys √
204) The Battle of Algiers
205) Infernal Affairs
206) Before Sunrise √
207) Jaws √
208) Memories of Murder
209) Groundhog Day √
210) The Terminator √
211) High Noon
212) Jurassic Park √
213) Monsters, Inc √
214) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Part II √
215) Wild Tales
216) The Imitation Game √
217) Barry Lyndon √
218) The King's Speech √
219) Dog Day Afternoon
220) Rocky
221) Ip Man
222) Notorious
223) The Truman Show √
224) La Haine √
225) For a Fistfull of Dollars
226) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
227) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl √
228) Boyhood √
229) Laputa Castle in the Sky √
230) Roman Holiday √
231) La Strada
232) The Help
233) The Night of the Hunter (1955)
234) Underground √
235) Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... And Spring
236) Le Samourai
237) X-Men: Days of Future Past √
238) The Big Sleep
239) Prisoners
240) The Killing
241) Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
242) Three Colours : Red √
243) Departures
244) Beauty and the Beast √
245) Before Sunset √
246) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
247) Papillon
248) The Hustler
249) La Dolce Vita
250) Solaris
Started in 05/16
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1) Monopoly
2) Pointless
3) Family fortunes
4) Codenames
5) Egyptians
6) Business Game
7) Lords of Waterdeep
8) Mastermind
9) Eldritch Horror
10) Sherlock Holmes Consulting Agency
11) Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
12) Coup
13) Forbidden Desert
14) Through The Ages
15) Game Of Thrones : The Card Game
16) Pandemic
1) Las Iguanas
2) La Cabana
3) El Coto
4) El Torrero
5) Korea BBQ Grill
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1 - The Coral
2 - Afro Celt Sound System
3 - Crystal Castles
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£ saved : £50
Marie D
Note added to goal Read 100 books
[23/100]

1) One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
2) Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
3) Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
4) The Hobbit - J.R.R Tolkien
5) La Peste - Albert Camus
6) A Study In Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle
7) The Sign Of Four - Arthur Conan Doyle
8) The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze And Other Stories - William Saroyan
9) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
10) The Rum Diary - Hunter S Thompson
11) Dune - Frank Herbert
12) Dune Messiah - Frank Herbert
13) Ham on Rye - Charles Bukowski
14) In Tenebris - Maxime Chattam
15) Maléfices - Maxime Chattam
16) Without Conscience - Robert Hare
17) The colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
18) The Light Fantastic - Terry Pratchett
19) Equal Rites - TP
20) Mort - TP
21) Sourcery - TP
22) L'incolore Tsukuru Tazaki et ses années de pélerinages - Haruki Murakami
23) wyrd sisters - TP
24) La Femme Rompue- Simone de Beauvoir
Marie D
Note added to goal Travel to 20 new cities
1 - Nottingham
2 - Lake District
Challenge started on May,18th.
[11/52 weeks]

https://thediaryofatalkinghead.wordpress.com/
1) Learn what type of make up suits me
2) Buy make up supplies
3) Choose and buy a perfume
4) Buy hair products
5) Learn how to do 5 different hair dos for work and nights out

Won free tickets at work yesterday so enjoyed a nice aunny afternoon at St James and took one of my goal off the list!
Marie D
Note added to goal Learn to knit
1) Create 10 items (not clothes)
2) Make a Peruvian hat
3) Make a scarf
4) Make a cardigan for Francis
5) Make myself a cardigan
6) Make a jumper
1) In progress : Mad Men
- Work (walk to bus, bus to work, work to bus, bus to home) : 1 mile
- Town (back and forth) : 3 miles
- Asda store (back and forth) : 1 mile

Plus weekly walk on Sundays and/or Saturdays for which I'll use a pedometer app on the phone.


1) Bag End to Rivendell : 65.6/458 miles
Week 1: 11 miles
Week 2: 9 miles
Week 3: 6 miles (been a busy week, loads of overtime at work so...)
Week 4: 6 miles
Week 5: 13.6 miles
Week 6/7/8: 20 miles or so


2) Rivendell to Lothrolien : 462 miles
3) Lothlorien to Rauros : 389 miles
4) Rauros to Mt Doom : 470 miles
Marie D
Photo added to goal Get a new tattoo

Untitled.
Marie D
Note added to goal Get a new tattoo
Scheduled for the summer with my sister !! Done and loving it.
Marie D
Note added to goal Join a gym
I'm going to register on Sat and get started with my friend Becca
I am putting this challenge on hold until I get a bit of money and buy a proper camera as I feel I want to take good photographs as opposed to take anything with my phone.
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Sylvia's suggestion : The hunger games (3/3)
Marie D
Note added to goal Travel to 20 new cities
Among the 20 cities will probably be loads of British cities but that's ok cause I live there now and want to get familiar with the southerner part of GB !
As most of the silent movies he directed have been lost or will be hard to procure, I will only count all sound era movies.

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Blackmail (1929)
Juno and the Paycock (1930)
Murder! (1930)
The Skin Game (1931)
Rich And Strange (1931)
Number Seventeen (1932)
Waltzes from Vienna (1933)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Secret Agent (1936)
Sabotage (1936)
Young And Innocent ( 1937)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Jamaica Inn (1939)
Rebecca (1940) ✓
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Mr. And Mrs. Smith (1941)
Suspicion (1941)
Saboteur (1942)
Shadow Of A Doubt (1943)
Lifeboat (1944)
Spellbound (1945)
Notorious (1946)
The Paradine Case (1947)
Rope (1948)
Under Capricorn (1949)
Stage Fright (1950)
Strangers On A Train (1951)
I Confess (1953)
Dial M For Murder (1954) ✓
Rear Window (1954) ✓
To Catch A Thief (1955) ✓
The Trouble With Harry (1955)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ✓
The Wrong Man (1956)
Vertigo (1958) ✓
North By Northwest (1959) ✓
Psycho (1960) ✓
The Birds (1963) ✓
Marnie (1964)
Torn Curtain (1966)
Topaz (1969)
Frenzy (1972)
Family Plot (1976)
Marie D
Note added to goal Get a job
Just got a job !! My old team manager to whom I applied for the new job just said I had the job, starting next Monday
It will not include FF XI as it is online and I do not care for it. Most of the later ones I played but never finished them 100% so it'll be my pleasure to have a look at them again so I can finally say I've finished all final fantasy games

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• Final Fantasy I
• FF II
• FF III
• FF IV - Done
• FF V
• FF VI
• FF VII
• FF VIII
• FF IX
• FF X
• FF XII
• FF XIII
In order to mark this goal off as complete:

1) Read the Iliad
2) Read the Odyssey
3) Read a book about all Greek myths (a non academic version)