Friday 19 July 2013

Challenge Update - July

My 2013 challenges are:-

1) Watch one old film each month.

2) List five items on Ebay each month.

3) Have a date night with Mick each month.

Sunset Boulevard was the film I watched this month, and although I thought the acting was excellent, it's the film from my challenge which I've least enjoyed so far. I've never seen this film before, but it regularly appears in lists of the greatest films of all time so I was expecting something more from it. I'm not a fan of seeing the ending at the beginning of films, so in my opinion, this spoilt it. I don't think it's a film I'd watch again, though I'm pleased that I've now seen it.

Five items have been listed on Ebay again this month. I'm looking forward to the end of this challenge as it's the challenge I least look forward to each month. It's getting to be a bit of a drag photographing everything, listing it all and then packaging everything up and making trips to the Post Office, though I'm sure I'll be pleased to see the balance in my Paypal account at the end of the year.

You can read about this month's date day with Mick in my Wetherby post. We had a lovely afternoon in this nearby market town including delicious fish and chips in the Wetherby Whaler.

We go on holiday tomorrow to Cornwall for a fortnight so I'm hoping that the gorgeous weather we're having at the moment is going to last. We're staying at the same place near Bude where we stayed last year. It's a small complex with eight lodges and two cottages, four fishing lakes, tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, games room, gym, amongst other things, so there's plenty there for us to do. I'm really looking foward to it.


  1. Have a fabulous holiday Jo. Fingers crossed that the weather holds for you.

  2. Have yourselves a lovely holiday! Flighty xx

  3. Have a good holiday - I love Cornwall so much and the weather looks fab x

  4. Enjoy your trip.
    Love from Mum

  5. Have a wonderful time Jo, hope the weather remains as gorgeous for you.XX

  6. Enjoy your holiday, Jo. I hope the weather holds for you. :o)

  7. Have a great holiday and relax!!

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    1. I'm ready for my close up, now, Mr De Mille.
      Have a good holiday!

  9. Never seen SB, I suppose there will be one you like the least from all the films you get to watch this year, hope this is it and the rest of them don't disappoint!
    Hope you have a fab hols.
    Lisa x

  10. Have a great holiday Jo!

  11. Ebay can be such a pain in the butt! I am listing as often as I can because I have THAT much stuff I have to downsize before my move there, I'm keeping all of the money in my account and I can't wait to see my balance by the end of the year. I plan to use it to help buy things for my flat there.
    I've never heard of that movie, I have to say...
    Have a great rest of your weekend Jo,

  12. You're doing so well with your challenge - over half way now! Have a wonderful holiday. I hope the good weather holds for you. xx

  13. Congratulations, Jo, you've won my 250th post competition. Will you email your address please so that I can get your prize sent off to you. Thanks
    Wishing you a wonderful holiday.
    Jill xx

  14. Have a great holiday. The weather seems to have held so far. I hope it remains stable. Jx

  15. Thank you for all your good wishes. We've had a lovely holiday, as you'll see from my next post. The weather was great, only one bad day.

    Angel Jem - I think you know all these films I'm watching.

    Lisa - I've got my next film lined up, I hope I enjoy it more than Sunset Boulevard.

    Ruth - I'm selling all sorts on Ebay, mainly things which would have been taken to the charity shop. Lots of clothes which Daniel and Eleanor have grown out of, but other odds and ends too.

    Tammy - The items I'm selling are only small, but I'm still looking forward to seeing my Paypal balance at the end of the year. It's a great idea to use the money you make to furnish your flat once you get to England.

    Jill - Thank you so much, the bag is fantastic and I'll be posting about it soon.