Thursday, 1 March 2012

364 Days to Go - Let the List Begin

Bad Blogger
Ok, I'm really going to have to try hard at this stuff as I'm notoriously shit at keeping up with blog and social networking type things, and I really struggle to take them seriously. I know it's fashionable to vent your spleen for all the world to see or to blog and Tweet work-related stuff, but I have to confess I love posting photos of dogs that look like cocks. What can I say, it brightens my day. But I promise, I will at least try to behave.

The List So Far...
With the help of my buddies I've started putting a few ideas together for ways to torture myself over the next year, which you can find below. I have to say that I'm really excited about most of them, but I feel my fear of heights and spiders may induce an anxiety attack on a couple of them.

  •  Eat sushi
  • Go fishing
  • Abseil
  • Win a pub quiz
  • Crowd surf (last enjoyed circa '99)
  • Get a feature published in a national magazine or newspaper
  • Rollerskating (not done since around 1990)
  • Tandem bike ride
  • Hold a tarantula
  • Paintballing
  • Sphereing
  • Speed dating
  • Snowboarding (only had one lesson)
  • Horse riding*
  • Smoke a cigar
  • Give blood
  • Urban exploration
  • Make a mixtape of my favourite 20 tracks of my 20s - yeah, that's right, a TAPE
  • Do a Dear Photograph
  • Do a Sleeve Face
  • Planking
  • Headless Horse Manning*
  • Play a round of golf
  • Complete Zelda (this project has been on and off since I was 10-years-old, but never completed)
  • Learn new slang the kids are using these days and use it in everyday speech (lookout for 'peng' and 'sket' coming your way soon)
  • Read a Charles Dickens (it's his centenary after all)
  • Go ten pin bowling (again, not done since around 1990)
  • Watch the original three Star Wars films in one sitting
  • Do some night time photography
  • Visit a museum or art gallery I've never been to
  • Visit a town or city I've never been to
  • Cook something new
  • Eat an entire meal with chop sticks (anyone who's seen me eat spag bol with a knife and fork over the course of about two hours will know this one is going to be tough)
  • Use my limited sewing skills to make something new out of old clothes I no longer wear
  • Go vegan for a week
  • Seven day cheese nightmare challenge
  • Fly a kite
  • Take part in the A to Z Blogging Challenge
  • Get a new tattoo
* Is it possible to combine these into a headless horse riding task?

All thoughts and suggestions on other stuff I can do are very welcome. Also, I may need my hand holding for some of these so please volunteer your services! Think of it like helping an old lady cross the road.


  1. Hey! Awesome writing, can't wait to read more :) In regards to the list, I think I might tag along with a few of them with you and become an adventurer too :) First up, sushi!

  2. Loving this list hun! I may also have to tag along on some of these adventures! I may also have to plagiarise this idea in 2013/14 in the run up to my own 3-0 milestone :) x

  3. I have some ideas for your list from my own 'Bucket List' - feel free to steal, ignore or even ridicule :)
    * Spend an entire day watching Disney films
    * Walk the crossing at Abbey Road Studios
    * Ice skate at Christmas in Hyde Park
    * Read 52 books in one year
    If you want more ideas, although some may be a little too extravagant and expensive for the year before you're 30, you could try -
    mwah x

    1. Thanks for the kind words and suggestions. Think I'll steal all of those apart from the 52 books in a year. I think I'd struggle with that one since I've become such a lazy reader. Unless they were Mr Men books. Would that count?? x