Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My lists - To Do List pt 1

This blog is primarily about my lists and how I go about doing everything on them. Therefore it makes sense to share these lists and come back to them from time to time to see what has been crossed off, what remains, and what has been added. Here is the first of five of my lists.

As we all know, there are many and varied things to do in London. Some of which are one time only events, some are regular occurrences and some are somewhere in between, perhaps only happening at certain times of the year. This is where my Time Constraints List comes in. Here I have noted things that happen at certain times of the year that I wish to attend or participate in. See below. The code should be easy enough to figure out - anything highlighted in green is effectively 'crossed off'.

I have decided that to update this, I will highlight anything I've done on the list in since I started this blog in a different colour. Purply, methinks.

London Word Festival; March
Pancake race; Spitalfields; Shrove Tuesday
Hot Cross Bun - Widow's Son Inn; Easter
Homework; Bethnal green working men's club; April to october (read about it here)
Camden Crawl; first weekend May
Land of Kings; first weekend of May
Gumball 3000 rally; end of May
All tomorrows parties; Minehead, butlins; Mid may
Beatboxing convention; May
Covent Garden Puppet Festival; St Paul's Church Gardens; 10-May (ish)
BP Summer Screens; (Carmen); June
West End Live; Leicester Square; 19-20 June (ish)  (read about it here)
Exhibition Road Music Day; Exhibition Road; 20-Jun(ish)
Dragon boat race; June
Greenwich and Docklands International festival; 24 June - 4 July
Zoo lates; June-July
Glastonbury; June
Strawberry Fair; Ely place; late June
Lovebox; 16-18 July   
Doggett Coat and Badge Race; London Bridge to Chelsea; July
V & A  summer camp; end of July   
Field Day; end July/beg Aug   
Fruitstock; first weekend August
International athletics; Crystal Palace Park; 13-14 August
Midnight Madness finals; 21-Aug
National Panorama Championship; Hyde Park; 21-Aug (week before Notting Hill Carnival)   
Open Air Theatre Regent's Park; 6th Aug - 11 Sept
Tin Pan Alley festival; Denmark Street; September
Mayor's Thames Festival; South bank; mid Sept
Open House weekend; 18-19 Sept
London design festival;  18-26 September
London Tattoo convention; 24-26th September
Great river Race; 16 Sept (read about it here)
Regent Street Festival; end Sep
The Proms; Royal Albert Hall; mid July - Sept
Falcon watching; South bank; July - Sept
Pearly Kings and Queens; St Paul's Covent Garden; October
Apple Day; 21st October(ish)
Films, concerts etc; The Scoop, South Bank; May - October (read about it here)
Hammerton's ferry; Marble hill house/ham house; mid-Feb to Oct   
Veteran car rally;  5-Nov
See the stars; Hampstead Observatory; 8-10 Fri and Sat, 11-1 Sun, Sept-April (read about it here)

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I work as an editor in educational publishing by day, and then spend most of my spare time discovering interesting things to do in London, and taking people there with my own Meetup.