Tandem Skydive for RNIB

It’s not just about ticking things off a list, but about experiencing what life has to offer and creating some fabulous memories to last a lifetime. 

For the last few years (since I turned 25 – a whopping nine years now) I have had a “big list of things to do”. This has included lots of challenges and goals, things I want to do and experience, things I’d like to learn, places I’d like to visit, and more. It was originally things I wanted to do before I was 30, but the list got huge and became my bucket list – although it’s not just about ticking things off a list, but rather about experiencing what life has to offer and creating some fabulous memories to last a lifetime in the process.

My “to try” list is constantly evolving as I complete challenges which lead on to others, am inspired by new ideas and suggestions, and see what others are doing. To be honest, I don’t expect to ever conquer everything on it, but it’s a great thing to have to motivate me to try new things and complete challenges. It’s all about trying new things, learning new skills, and having a shed load of fun in the process. Although there are some more serious things on there too of course. It’s all about the experiences. Life is all about the journey, after all.

I really hope I inspire you to try new things too.

Learning to Surf in Cornwall

By posting my full list I’m hoping you will be able to help motivate me in long-term challenges, make suggestions of what else should be on my list, and help me with where I might be able to experience the things I’d like to do. Comment away – your ideas are always welcome!

My Bucket List… Things to Try Sometime >>

Adventure and Outdoors

Culture and Creative

  • Archaeological Dig
  • Attend a Launch
  • Afternoon Tea at a Nice Hotel 22/02/2013
  • Afternoon Tea at Bettys, Harrogate 11/04/2015
  • Attend a Film Premier
  • Attend an Awards Ceremony
  • BBC Proms at the Albert Hall
  • Be a Contestant on a TV Show
  • Be an Extra in a Film
  • Be in the Audience of a TV Show 12/02/2010
  • Be the Voice of a Cartoon Character
  • Bucking Bronco
  • Cheese Rolling
  • Cirque du Soleil (watch not do!)
  • Drive a Classic Car
  • Drive a Lamborghini 01/08/2017
  • Attend a Fashion Show
  • Make a Pair of Shoes 01/09/2014
  • Get a Photograph Pubished 06/01/2010
  • Hampton Court Maze
  • Hand-make some Furniture
  • Handprints in Concrete
  • Have a Professional Massage 24/08/2013
  • Health Spa 21/02/2007
  • Ice Hockey Match
  • Jet Wash an Elephant
  • Make a Cushion Cover 06/04/2013
  • Make some Silver Jewellery
  • Meet Someone I Met on the Internet in Real Life 08/05/2010
  • See a Musical in London's West End 01/08/2007
  • See a Musical on Broadway
  • See an Olympic Event Live
  • Take Part in a Photography Exhibition 01/09/2012
  • Play the Bagpipes
  • Play Trombone in the Albert Hall or other Great Concert Hall/Venue
  • Sell a Photograph 05/02/2010
  • Tai Chi 03/03/2010
  • Take a Photo Everyday for a Year 31/12/2010
  • Take Part in a Flash Mob
  • Watch Tennis at Wimbledon
  • Write a Book
  • Present a Radio Show
  • Curling
  • Play an Alpine Horn (Alphorn)
  • Go Barefoot for a Day
  • Write for a Magazine
  • Publish a Book
  • Launch a Range of Notebooks/Journals

Food and Drink


  • Flight Simulator - a proper training one
  • Learn Brail
  • Learn to Ice Skate Backwards
  • Learn to Knit or Crochet
  • Learn to Play Oboe or Bassoon
  • Learn to Play Trombonology by Tommy Dorsey
  • Get a Masters Degree 21/12/2008
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • Photography Course 14/05/2010
  • Pottery Lesson (Potter's Wheel)
  • Learn Loads about Hippos



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