Bucket List

Decided to actually write down all those things I want to do with my life.

Will I ever actually get through them all? Hopefully! Either way it will be fun trying...



Self Improvement

  • Get a 6 pack
  • Learn a European language (Spanish?)
  • Run a marathon in under 4 hours
  • Obtain a professional qualification or certification - DONE: 18th January 2017 - Professional Scrum Master
  • Become a Chartered Software Engineer
  • Complete an Ironman (sorry Mum!)
  • Learn to complete a rubiks cube
  • Learn British Sign Language
  • Attend a photography course
  • Learn Japanese
  • Get a motorcycle licence (sorry Mum!)
  • Teach English abroad (TEFL)
  • Donate to a foodbank - DONE: 1st January 2017 - donated at New Year Swim
  • Volunteer for a day
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter over Christmas
  • Pay for a stranger (meal, shopping, road toll)
  • Learn to use chopsticks
  • Learn to play poker
  • Learn to play chess
  • Learn first aid
  • Learn a martial art
  • Learn to dance
  • Start my own business
  • Have an article published in a magazine/online
  • Publish a book
  • Get married
  • Raise a child
  • Squat my own bodyweight
  • Do 100 pressups in one go
  • Learn yoga
  • Learn pilates
  • Learn to snowboard



Experiences

  • Walk all the Wainwrights in one year - IN PROGRESS 2017: 55 / 214
  • Surf a wave
  • Visit the National Museum of Computing
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Spend a night glamping
  • Watch a live opera
  • Walk along Hadrian's Wall
  • Spend a night aboard a canal barge
  • Shoot a gun
  • Set a world record
  • Ride a horse
  • Spend a night wild camping on a mountainside under the stars
  • Go on a spa day
  • Swim in Roman baths
  • Take a mud bath
  • Get a tattoo (sorry again Mum!)
  • Watch a band live - DONE: Coldplay in Dublin, July 2017
  • Swim in a Scottish loch
  • Spend a night in a windmill
  • Spend a night in a lighthouse
  • Perform a live standup comedy set
  • Throw a grenade
  • Play footgolf
  • Watch the Isle of Man TT live
  • Ride a motorcycle around the Isle of Man TT course
  • Star as an extra in a movie
  • Watch live comedy at the Edinburgh festival



Events and Challenges

  • Take part in the Wife Carrying Championship
  • Take part in the Cheese Rolling Championship
  • Swim the length of Windermere
  • Swim the length of Coniston
  • Swim in open water during winter with no wetsuit
  • Cycle from Lands End to John o' Groats (LEJOG)
  • Cycle the Coast-to-Coast (C2C)
  • Swim the English Channel
  • Complete the Red Bull Neptune Steps
  • Complete the Three Peaks challenge
  • Run up a skyscraper - DONE: 26th February 2017 - Ran up Beetham Tower, Manchester, in 10:18. Raised £198 for The Christie
  • Ride a cyclocross race
  • Run in the Man v Horse race
  • Race the Train (and beat the train!)
  • Complete Challenge Roth



Extreme

  • Go zorbing
  • Abseil down a skyscraper
  • Go rock climbing outdoors
  • Hold a snake around my neck
  • Hold a tarantula
  • Go hang gliding or paragliding
  • Go wakeboarding
  • Go flyboarding
  • Skydive
  • RIde a zipline



Vehicles

  • Fly a plane
  • Ride a quad bike
  • Drift/powerslide in a car (with lots of tyre smoke!)
  • Drive over 200 mph
  • Drive a rally car along a rally stage
  • Drive a racing car on a track
  • Ride a jetski
  • Dive in a submarine
  • Drive a supercar on the road
  • Drive a Tesla
  • Drive a tank
  • Drive a monster truck over another vehicle
  • Drive a lorry
  • Ride a penny farthing
  • Fly in a fighter jet
  • Fly in a helicopter
  • Drive off road - DONE: September 2017 - Kankku in the Lake District
  • Ride a segway
  • Ride a snowmobile



Luxury

  • Spend a night aboard a superyacht
  • Fly in a private jet
  • Fly first class



Food

  • Find and eat a truffle
  • Eat a snail
  • Eat an insect
  • Catch, cook and eat a fish
  • Grow and eat my own vegetable
  • Eat in a blind restaurant (Dans le Noir, London)
  • Eat at a Michelin star restaurant



Travel

  • Visit all 7 continents
  • Go on a charity/volunteering holiday
  • Spend a New Years Eve in a foreign city
  • Watch a foreign F1 race live
  • Stay with a random family abroad for a night
  • See an Orca in the wild
  • Climb up Mount Fuji
  • Watch live Sumo in Japan
  • Watch a NASCAR race live
  • Drive across the USA in a muscle car
  • Climb up Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Go on an African safari
  • Walk the Inca Trail
  • Eat a steak in Argentina
  • Ride the Etape du Tour
  • Watch the Tour de France live
  • Drink a pint of Guiness in Ireland
  • Drive over 100 mph on an autobahn
  • Watch the whole 24 hour Le Mans race live
  • Cycle up Alpe d'Huez
  • Cycle up Mt Ventoux
  • Climb up Mont Blanc
  • Interrail around Europe
  • Visit the Giants Causeway
  • Have a dip in the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
  • Drive a lap of the Nurburgring
  • Visit Monaco
  • See the Mona Lisa in the Louvre
  • Visit Croatia
  • Watch El Classico live
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Run with the bulls in Pamplona
  • Throw tomatoes at La Tomatina
  • Drive a speedboat on Lake Como
  • Ride all the 7Stanes mountain bike trails in a week
  • Visit the Sydney Opera House - DONE: April 2016
  • Visit the Sydney Harbour Bridge - DONE: April 2016
  • Watch the V8 Supercars racing live - DONE: August 2016
  • Drive a lap of Bathurst - DONE: July 2016
  • Walk from Coogee to Bondi - DONE: April 2016
  • Watch an AFL match live - DONE: July 2016
  • Take a selfie at the top of the Burj Khalifa - DONE: August 2016
  • Stay in a luxury hotel in Dubai - DONE: August 2016