bucket list

Snorkelling with Sharks at SEA LIFE Blackpool

A little while ago I received an invitation to attend the opening of a new exhibit at SEA LIFE Blackpool, the seafront aquarium that’s part of the Merlin Group and has a number of sites across the UK. They were launching something called “Jurassic Seas”, an area within the centre dedicated to really really old creatures. Despite

In the Shark Tank | Weekly Vlog 13

What has been your highlight of the week? I think it’s fair to say that mine this week was getting into the shark tank over at the Sea Life centre in Blackpool. Yes, in the fish tank. With a wetsuit on. It was awesome! My week started with me already in Blackpool (as my vlogs currently

Some Goals and Challenges for 2015 – An Update

I know everyone else has already posted their updates and new goals and challenges for the coming year, but over the last few years I’ve come to realise that there is so much going on in January and so many ideas floating around that it is impossible for me to set meaningful goals on the first

My Favourite Experiences of 2015

As promised earlier in the week, and following the trend that is quite unsurprising at this particular time of year, I have been looking through my diary and blog and reminiscing about what I’ve been up to in the last 12 months. I have had a pretty good year, I must say. It’s been jam packed full

Bucket List 10 Year Anniversary

One of the things that seems to define me at the moment is that rather long and in fact ever expanding bucket list that I have. And that’s ok, I don’t mind that. I quite like it when people ask me about it, and I like it even more when people say that one or

Postcards: Where You’ve Been and What You’ve Seen

One of my favourite features in Lonely Planet magazine is the one that appears right at the start, which includes lots of images taken by readers. Lots of magazines do this – photography magazines, travel magazines, hiking magazines; it’s all about drawing the reader in with some beautiful imagery but also with the “you too” idea – these aren’t official

Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia

I always imagined that when I got to tick off hot air ballooning from my bucket list, it would be over some (lovely) rolling green hills somewhere in the UK, on a random Saturday, and would be for some very special occasion that needed celebrating in a different kind of way.  But if there was just one place

Track Cycling at Lee Valley VeloPark

If I had ever become a professional athlete, which I know was always very unlikely but humour me here, I would have become a triple jumper. Or a hockey player. Or, dare I say it, a track cyclist. I’ve always joked that my big thighs would make me the perfect track cyclist – I have

National Experience Week

I am a bit late to the party on this one but when I found out this week was National Experience Week, I had to write a little blog post – anything to give me opportunity to encourage you to try new things and make the most of your journey through life! Bungee Jumping – a

My Travel Bucket List – Transun Competition Entry

Seeing the Northern Lights is quite possibly the thing that sits at the top of the vast majority of people’s bucket lists. It’s certainly got a very definite place on mine, and is one of the original entries. Despite having been to Finnish Lapland a couple of times I am yet to see the sneaky

Adding to my Bucket List… Again

I feel like a stuck record when I say that my bucket list is “ever expanding”. The fact is that is really is – I add things to the end of the list as and when they come to mind. It might be that I suddenly think of things that might be fun to do,

Some Goals and Challenges for 2015

I always find February an inspiring month. Lots of people I know are making real strides towards their goals for the year – some are marathon training, some have booked amazing trips, some are telling me about adventures they are embarking on, some have started new jobs, some are moving home, and some are doing all