Sunday, 26 April 2015

before I'm 30 I will...


This weekend to celebrate a friend's birthday (and because I was keen to go), the friend and I completed Go Ape.  It's a tree-top climbing course where you swing on ropes, dangle in a harness, clamber through barrels, scale cargo nets, balance across beams and zoom down zip-wires.  All while many feet up in the air. Which, let's face it, is what makes it fun!

For me, that's another mission complete from my list of things to do before I'm 30. Time for a quick update then to see how it's all going.

So far I have completed 38 of my goals, and I have 52 left to go. Of these, one is nearly complete (I have sewn together #56 and just need to stuff it), I've got an item for #32, #52 will be complete in July, and I have a voucher for #65 - so excited to do this!

Here's the list so far, linked up where I can, highlighted item completed.

#1 Make cake pops
#2 Make a multicoloured layer cake
#3 Go on a canal boat
#4 Play Dungeons and Dragons
#5 Play hooky for a day
#6 Get a film projector and screen films in my own little cinema
#7 Go on a sleeper train
#8 Have tea at the Ritz
#9 And Claridges
#10 See 2 London Shows in a day
#11 Make a photo wall display
#12 Build a den.  A really cool one.
#13 Road trip in the USA
#14 New York, New York
#15 Go glamping in a fancy tent with fairy lights
#16 Buy an expensive set of lingerie
#17 Sew something to wear
#18 Get married
#19 Make a set of jam-jar cocktail glasses
#20 Make blueberry gin
#21 Play ultimate sandwich
#22 Learn how design this blog the way I wish it looked
#23 Go skinny dipping
#24 Milk a cow
#25 Learn to make pasta
#26 Get up early to photograph the sunrise 
#27 Swim in the Hampstead ponds
#28 Stay out all night
#29 Do an Escape Room
#30 Play the tube game
#31 Have dinner at Dans le Noir
#32 Re-vamp some second hand furniture
#33 Go to a cult Rocky Horror screening
#34 Go to a burlesque show
#35 Go ape
#36 Go to a Secret Cinema screening
#37 See a play at Cornwall's Minack Theatre
#38 Go on a helicopter
#39 Make my own ice cream (malteaser, peanut butter and caramel flavour?)
#40 Have dinner at Dishoom
#41 Take part in a Murder Mystery Treasure Hunt
#42 Buy a bikini
#43 Go to an auction
#44 Get my eyebrows shaped
#45 Inhale helium
#46 See the Northern Lights
#47 Go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
#48 See New Zealand
#49 Stay in a tree house
#50 Have a bash at karaoke
#51 Go to a roller derby
#52 Travel to South America
#53 Ride a motorbike
#54 See a film at a drive-in cinema
#55 Go to a sh*t-faced Shakespeare production
#56 Make a new giant floor cushion
#57 Have an indoor pool party
#58 Learn to scuba dive
#59 Have a go at spinning
#60 Go for Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea
#61 Go to the circus
#62 Learn to knit from a chart
#63 Knit a lace pattern
#64 Start a teacup collection
#65 Go on a Segway
#67 See a midnight matinee at the Globe
#69 Visit the Cutty Sark
#70 Go to a Casino
#71 Go stargazing
#72 Eat a deep-fried Mars bar
#73 Have dinner at Veeraswamy
#74 Have a day at Thorpe Park
#75 Ride a camel
#76 Have cocktails on Madison Terrace
#77 Play Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf
#78 See a baseball match
#79 Go to Bounce Below
#80 Visit the Rough Trade Photobooth
#81 Swim in an infinity pool
#82 Ride a tandem
#83 Cook a roast
#84 Make something out of leather
#85 Get my International License with Girlguiding
#86 Go to a Christmas Market in Europe
#87 Dine in a Michelin star restaurant
#88 Go on a photography course
#89 Design a Lace Shawl
#90 Visit a Guiding World Centre outside the UK

Kisses xxx

P.S. I always like to have new things to add though.  Anyone else have any goals? Anyone got any suggestions for things I should try?

5 comments:

  1. I don't think I have got any suggestions - you seem to have plenty of exciting things to be getting on with :). (No. 18 sounds pretty major!). Many congratulations of completing the Go Ape, the two of you.

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    1. Not something you can just schedule for a rainy day though! I accept that a good number of these won't happen, but it's good to dream big!

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  2. LOVE your list....in total agreement that it's good to dream big.....I have a '40 after 40' list......having done a 'reverse bucket list' recently (on my blog) and realising that most of the cool things I've done happened when I was 18-25 (15 years ago now), I have some MAJOR catching up to do...detemination + willpower = commitment = my '40 after 40' things ARE going to happen!

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  3. Come now, I have a picture of you in an infinity pool! #81 is done!

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  4. I'd have put get engaged before married but hey some people miss out the sparkly ring altogether lol. Me I'd want the sparkly.
    Jo xxx

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