100 Day Project | One Month In

When I finished the 100 Day Project in July last year, the RAF journals weren’t finished. After more than 30 days of writing, the second journal is already looking a lot fuller.

I had a lot of fun writing about the fashions of the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. 🙂 Check out my big hair!

There are now music memories for 1995 …

Stories about visits to Berlin have been included … as have affairs of the heart. 🙂

One former boyfriend even warranted a stitched pocket full of photos (arranged just so right now, so that you can’t see his face 🙂 )

And finally, where I worked and how I lived.


11 thoughts on “100 Day Project | One Month In

  1. Ruth, what an absolutely wonderful document you are making and growing! It’s going to be fascinating for generations to come, let alone for you to read over years down the line. I so admire your dedication (and memory!). Ad your handwriting is lovely.

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  2. This is such a brilliant project. Once done, it would be interesting for “it” to go on a road trip to schools to talk to girls about life & possibilities in the armed forces. You are definitely a role model of what’s possible. 🙂

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    1. Haha, I’m not sure about that! The RAF has changed considerably since my day … although maybe I’ll leave the finished journals to the RAF Museum in my will. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! This project is a continuation of last year’s 100 Day Project … and as it happens, both last year’s and this year’s 100 Days find me in a national lockdown and under a stay-at-home order. Every cloud and all that! 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thank you – I’m having a lot of fun with it! Not worrying about spelling or grammar too much, simply writing it as I remember it. It’s a liberating approach. 🙂

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  3. Well done!! RAF as in Royal Air Force? Are these journals about your time in the RAF? I think I have missed something somewhere. But what lovely pages, priceless keepsakes these are. Truly a labor of love. I am glad to be reminded who spoke about the #100DayProject…twas you!! I am doing it, too, thanks to you. I hope to finish a mosaic. But am also doing other craft projects simultaneously. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    1. Haha, yes – RAF as in Royal Air Force. 🙂 This is my second year of using the 100 Day Project to get the stories down on paper – I’d underestimated just how much I’d have to say! 🙂 There’s a post here: https://thiswestlondonlife.com/2018/04/02/the-raf-at-100/
      There’s also over 120 other posts where I’ve mentioned the RAF – look up RAF in the ‘search’ sidebar. 🙂
      Always good to know that someone else is tackling the 100 Day Project with me. 🙂

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