And we’re back…

February 4, 2010

Did you wonder what happened to us?  Certainly quite a few people complained about us not giving any prizes any more!

Things changed a lot for us, and rather than simplyshut down, we decided to retrench and hibernate for a bit.  We’ve had a look at what we do, and decided that we would strip a few things out (the chat function never took off), and start to add some things in, such as the “micro-mission”, which initially will be based mostly around the iPhone.

We have always tried to capture where you are, and we’ve added to that the idea of a timed mission, which closes after a set period of time.  So if you are stuck in the middle of the city, and want to find the best place for a coffee, you could set a quick mission up to find out just that!

We will start to give some prizes out again, although very much Credit Crunch level stuff.

We’re very open to ideas as to what you would like to see.  Be patient, though!


February 2009 awards … congratulations!

March 12, 2009

1. Rewards

Congratulations to the following missioners – they earned the most mission points during the month of February 2009. So they win these automatic rewards …

– 1st prize: Tracy wins $50 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 2nd: jacqui.tohc wins $30 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 3rd: jogillespie wins $20 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 4th: rhiannonatkin wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 5th: Kosko wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 6th: belindayoung wins $20 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 7th: jengoldacker wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 8th: carolinechow wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 9th: KimRobinson wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 10th: robertburnes wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

2. Special prizes

– Commissioner of the Month goes to jengoldacker who published a load of  missions in February to do with painting various rooms in her house. We just thought we would give her US$50 as a contribution towards the cost of the paint!

– Responder of the Month goes to Tracy for her many useful responses. What can we say? Tracy is relentless in her wish to help others. We need more people like Tracy! She will receive a special prize worth $50.

3. Special grant

– The February special grant goes to belindayoung who you will all know – she has been amongst the most dedicated missioners month after month. Whether she is publishing interesting missions of her own or helping others achieve their goals, she has most certainly not received the recognition she deserves. She also closes off her missions when completed – something we wish more people would do … it’s a good way to earn more points! We hope that Belinda knows that she is appreciated by so many of our community. Our grant to Belinda is worth US$200.

What to do next …

If your mymission2 username appears above then look out for an email from us which will tell you how to claim your prize. If you haven’t yet received an email and you have checked your junk/spam folder then please make sure your email address is correctly entered into your mymission2 profile! Don’t worry – nobody will see it but we need it to be able to contact you.

Congratulations everyone and happy missioning!


January 2009 awards … congratulations!

March 12, 2009

Firstly, my sincere apologies that it has taken us this long to announce the awards for January and February 2009. Better late than never I hope …

1. Rewards

Congratulations to the following missioners – they earned the most mission points during the month of January 2009. So they win these automatic rewards …

– 1st prize: jogillespie wins $50 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 2nd: Tracy wins $30 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 3rd: belindayoung wins $20 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 4th: rhiannonatkin wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 5th: jacqui.tohc wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 6th: Kosko wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 7th: robertburnes wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 8th: Ande wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 9th: kristinawasme wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 10th: KimRobinson wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

2. Special prizes

– Commissioner of the Month goes to rhiannonatkin who published this mission on 29th January: Get 250 members on my Facebook group. We love this mission because it shows how people all around the world can help to achieve things and it is all about social networking. Rhiannon will receive a special prize worth $50.

– Responder of the Month goes to jacqui.tohc for her many useful responses regarding food. Being so helpful is what mymission2 is all about! Jacqui will receive a special prize worth $50.

3. Special grant

– The January special grant goes to PAG who published this mission on 11th January: Recover fully from a heart attack. PAG has been very active within mymission2 for a long time and we think it is about time that he received some recognition. We hope too that his recovery is going well. Our grant to PAG is worth US$200.

What to do next …

If your mymission2 username appears above then look out for an email from us which will tell you how to claim your prize. If you haven’t yet received an email and you have checked your junk/spam folder then please make sure your email address is correctly entered into your mymission2 profile! Don’t worry – nobody will see it but we need it to be able to contact you.

Congratulations everyone and happy missioning!


December 2008 awards … congratulations!

January 13, 2009

1. Rewards

Congratulations to the following missioners – they earned the most mission points during the month of December 2008. So they win these automatic rewards …

– 1st prize: belindayoung wins $50 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 2nd: robertburnes wins $30 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 3rd: Tracy wins $20 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 4th: rhiannonatkin wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 5th: jogillespie wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 6th: Kosko wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 7th: KimRobinson wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 8th: jacqui.tohc wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 9th: jenniferminni wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 10th: jay-1996-cutey wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

2. Special prizes

– Commissioner of the Month goes to robertburnes who published this mission on 11th December: Try to get 2 MyMission2 T-Shirts. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … we like missions like this! Robert will receive a special prize worth $50.

– Responder of the Month goes to belindayoung who has consistently been a very helpful and considerate missioner and who has excelled herself in her responses about promoting mymission2. Belinda will receive a special prize worth $50.

3. Special grant

– The December special grant goes to rhiannonatkin who published this mission on 11th December: Promote MyMission2 at my craft stall. Thanks very much to Rhiannon for promoting mymission2 at her craft stall. The question is … will she spell out mymission2 in beads at her next stall as per Jacqui’s suggestion? Our grant to Rhiannon is worth US$200. I wonder if Rhiannon sells her crafts online and whether we can help promote them?

What to do next …

If your mymission2 username appears above then look out for an email from us which will tell you how to claim your prize. If you haven’t yet received an email and you have checked your junk/spam folder then please make sure your email address is correctly entered into your mymission2 profile! Don’t worry – nobody will see it but we need it to be able to contact you.

Congratulations everyone and happy missioning!

Oh … and a smashing new year to you all from the team at mymission2 😉


Merry Christmas

December 23, 2008

We’ve had a great year here at Mission Control and we hope you have too. We thank you all for being a part of it and we wish you all a sincere MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Did you enjoy our Advent calendar?

Stuck for a xmas pressie? It’s not too late to buy our charity calendar!

We’re taking a bit of a break now to share the love with our families over the Christmas period but we’ll be back in the new year!

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Remember kids … eating baubles isn’t normal!


Travels with a One-handed Cook

December 17, 2008

Mymission2 would like to welcome Jacqui Hynd to the community. Jacqui recently appeared in the mymission2 beat the credit crunch calendar and offered her support to people suffering hardship due to the economic downturn. An amazing effort considering that Jacqui suffered a near fatal stroke in 1995 and couldn’t read, write, talk or walk.  13 years later, there are many things she may never be able to do again. Jacqui has been nothing short of inspirational in her efforts to recover and live a normal life despite still only having the use of one hand.

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During the photo shoot for the calendar Jacqui brought along a cook book she has been working on ‘Travels with a One-Handed Cook’. The book is written from her unique perspective and describes her travels before and after the stroke and the influences of her travels on her recipes. Her book aims to simplify cooking and these easy but delicious recipes are perfect for the busy home cook. All recipes were prepared using one-hand which should inspire even the most novice cooks to make an effort in the kitchen!  Below is comic strip drawn by her husband which illustartes her journey over the last thirteen years.

... getting mobile is the first step ...

... getting mobile is the first step ...

lose something but gain elsewhere ...

... life is about balance: lose something but gain elsewhere ...

... and really using that gain! maybe with a bit of caution?

... and really using that gain! maybe with a bit of caution?

“I’ve been inspired to go on line at mymission2 with my books and have published a mission on the site. Check out my mission here. You can also check out my books at the links below:

Travels with a One-Handed Cook as well as

Cook, Eat, Be Happy! have now been listed on Amazon.com.

Cheers, Jacq”

To show our appreciation to Jacqui and the inspiration she has been to all of us at mymission2 we have granted her $200 to put towards advertising her cook books. The grant was part of our November awards and more details can be found at our blog.


It’s official! Dermot O’Leary’s world record is smashed!!!

December 12, 2008

Yes, that’s right. It’s official …

This week mymission2 received confirmation from Guinness that they smashed the world record time for 2 people to burst 100 balloons. Their new record is a lightning fast 12.25 seconds which shaved 12 seconds off the original record set by Dermot O’Leary and Alan Conely on the Paul O’Grady show in 2006.

"We are pleased to confirm that you have set the new Guinness World Record for Fastest time to pop 100 balloons"

"We are pleased to confirm that you have set the new Guinness World Record for Fastest time to pop 100 balloons"

And below is the certificate to prove it!

The record for the fastest time to pop 100 balloons was 12.25 seconds achieved by David Ashford and Charles Ferrand (both UK) in Bishop's Park, Fulham, London, UK, on 27 August 2008

Official certificate from Guinness World Records

There’s a reason behind mymission’s crazy challenge. The project came about because of a “mission” which was posted on the website “to become a world record holder”.

“A large part of our success in breaking this record is down to the support received from the users of the mymission2 site where everybody helps each other to achieve their goals; even if their mission is to break a world record!” explains David Ashford, CEO of mymission2.

David and Will are feeling very pleased with themselves … but … is a rematch on the cards?

Watch the record attempt video here.

See the original blog post here.

Press release is available here.

For more information or to request a press release in another format, please email us.