The List

Here it is.  50 challenges by the time I’m 50.  50 things in just one year.  As I complete each challenge I’ll create a link to a post on how I did it.

  1. Raise at least £5,000 for charitystarted 05/08/15
  2. Swim with sharks!!!
  3. Go dancing in the rain
  4. Do the Boxing Day DipComplete
  5. Send a book around the World – Complete
  6. Write a book
  7. Learn another language
  8. Take a Burlesque dance class
  9. See the Northern Lights
  10. Own an otter
  11. Go on safari and see the Big 5
  12. Visit Stonehenge – Complete
  13. Start my own business
  14. Lose 2 stone in a year – started 25/01/16
  15. Be in the audience of a TV show – Complete
  16. Go to Ladies Day at the races
  17. Be a TV or Movie extra
  18. Visit Robben Island
  19. Spend a day in the Houses of Parliament
  20. Take a ferry across the Mersey
  21. Drive a Ferrari
  22. Zip wire off the Tyne Bridge
  23. Get a tattoo
  24. Buy an item of clothing from a charity shop that isn’t my usual style and wear it
  25. Register as a line up person at the police station
  26. Go on a blind date
  27. Swim in the Fairy Pools of Skye
  28. Sleep under the stars
  29. Go blonde for a day, week or month
  30. Invest in the stock market
  31. Take up Laughter Yoga and laugh every day
  32. Go on a road trip
  33. Fire walk
  34. Volunteer in a Soup Kitchen
  35. Pay for a strangers coffee, tea, drink or lunch
  36. Break a Guinness World Record
  37. Forgive, forget and move on – started 04/08/15 – ok I cheated and started a day early but I got the chance so I did it
  38. Perform a kind deed at least once a week without being asked started 05/08/15
  39. Become a mentor to someone
  40. Volunteer in a hospice or hospital
  41. Send a message in a bottle to make friends with a stranger Complete
  42. Donate the free item to the food bank when buying 2 for 1 or 3 for 2 offers – started 05/08/15
  43. 365 Day Photo Challenge – started 05/08/15 
  44. Take a conflict resolution course
  45. Make a memory book of my life for my Grandchildren
  46. Become an organ donorComplete
  47. Learn CPR
  48. Write my WillComplete
  49. Learn to meditate
  50. Learn the Heimlich Manoeuvre

Click on the links below to find out why these made it on the list.

I always wanted to…..

I’d be crazy to……

Making a difference by……


9 thoughts on “The List

  1. This is a great site and I really enjoy it very much. For your readers I have an very helpful Facebook fanpage. Thanks.


  2. Helen

    Great list! Most intriged by tattoo – what image and where?


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  5. Also, tips on the Boxing Day dip: Wear every piece of neoprene you can possibly lay hands on. Rash vest underneath, wetsuit, wetsuit jacket, neoprene socks, neoprene boots, neoprene hood, neoprene gloves, you get the idea.


  6. I’m up for the swimming with sharks 🙂


  7. Thanks Ken. Do you have any pictures of you with the teddy bear in Alice Springs? I’m still trying to decide which book to leave as I want something I love but that will appeal to a range of people.


  8. Ken

    I like the book bit arounf the world. I took a teddy bear to Alice Springs for a thing that the scouts were doing,


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