50 things

It started as a joke during a quieter moment in work. 50 things to do before reaching 50. So the list began, simple things, visit more museums, reading more, activities to try but then we really started to talk about it. How about adding things that would enrich a life, mine or others, learn new things. So the list grew. Finally we had a list :

  1. Be a tourist in your own city – started and will continue to blog about it.
  2. Spend the day at the spa. completed December 2017
  3. Go on a ghost hunt/tour. – completed 13th August 2016 (shiverpool Ghost tour)
  4. Do 50 random acts of kindness – well underway, will continue
  5. Watch every movie on IMDb top 250 list – started (see blog post The list)
  6. Complete a book challenge – didn’t complete 2016 one but will update 
  7. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day.
  8. Visit 50 new museums – started – still ongoing
  9. Visit 50 castles/stately homes – in progress
  10. Knit for charity – completed but will continue (see blog post I’m knitting again)
  11. Ride a segway.
  12. Sponsor a child – have been researching and will start this soon.
  13. Climb a rock wall.
  14. Indoor skydive.
  15. Do a zip line.
  16. Do an abseil (I’m changing this) – I completed a 50ft powerfan jump from the tower N is for …
  17. Plant a tree (or two) Completed 2018
  18. Start a blog – started 
  19. Go camping.
  20. Start a fire without matches.
  21. Leave an inspirational message on a sticky note in a bathroom or public place. I’ve been doing this since January 2018
  22. Learn a language and use it.
  23. Complete a 5 km.
  24. Complete a 10 km.
  25. Complete a half marathon.
  26. Complete a full marathon.
  27. Ride a horse.
  28. Start a scrap book.
  29. Do a 365 photo project.
  30. Find someone with the same name.
  31. Send a message in a bottle or balloon, keep trying until you get a reply.
  32. Visit Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh and London. Completed 2017
  33. Walk along Hadrian’s wall.
  34. See the white cliffs of Dover.
  35. Visit the Eden project.
  36. See the Giants causeway.
  37. Visit Bath.
  38. Explore Oxford and Cambridge.
  39. Go to the Chelsea flower show.
  40. Go canoeing.  – completed see N is for … 
  41. join a book group or craft club.
  42. Hug someone everyday, family not included. – started but this is proving impossible.
  43. Eat fish and chips on a pier (Blackpool/Southport not included)
  44. Take a selfie at John O’Groats and Lands end.
  45. Swim with dolphins/sharks. – completed see A dream come true
  46. Climb the Great Orme or Snowdon.
  47. Treetop/rope walk
  48. Enter a competition, keep trying until you win (lottery not included)
  49. Ice skate – completed December 2016
  50. Picnic on the beach. Completed summer 2018

So this is it, some things easily achievable whilst others take a bit of planning, time and money. 8 years to complete all above, should be easy, right ?

Wish me luck I think I’ll need it….

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