So As promised here it is – the list of 30 things to do before I am 30!
1 Sell a painting
Yes I paint, I like to this i’m quite good at it, so I just need to decide how much to price it for! Might even paint a new one especially!
2 Write the first chapter of my book
Well this might be write or drae, I have two ideas for a book… will have to wait and see which one I progress
3 Crosby beach
Antony Gormley’s Another Place is a piece of artwork you can walk around, feel and touch. It’s 100 cast iron ment that have been placed onto Crosby beach for all to experience. I have never been but have always wanted to
4 Go to Wimbledon
Odd one for me this, as I don’t really like sport, but One is British and One must experience the best that Britain has to offer, to feel the sense of national failure on a more up close and personal level
5 Hot air balloon
Another off one as I am actually scared of heights, due to the expense involved I’d imagine this will have to be the last one I complete as it might have to be a 30th Birthday pressie
6 Get another tattoo
I love the one I have on my foot, but it’s time I had another, this time in memory of my most excellent grandad
7 Climb the three peaks of the UK
Which are Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike. Walking is my new stress relief and exercise, I have all of the gear it’s time I really focus on getting an idea
8 Dance in the fountains in Piccadilly Gardens
This is usually something that only children do, but I’m going to act like I’m 3 rahter than 30! The photo of this will more than likely make you laugh!
9 Wear something I have made
As you all know, I have taken up sewing, so this will really feel like an achievement for me!! What to make? What to make?
10 Own a first edition book
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this yet, but I love old books!! I’d like to have at least one really special first edition book. These can be pricey so might have to shop around for this one!
11 Visit Beautrix Potter’s house
Another place I have always wanted to go but have never been. I have loved her since I was little and will continue to foreve I have no doubt
12 See Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre
I think I would like it to be A Mid Summers Night Dream or Romeo and Juliet
13 Go on a steam train…
and pretend it’s the hogwarts express
14 Visit the new pandas at Edinburgh Zoo
I followed the news of them when they made their long journey over here. It’s only right I pop up and make sure they have settled in ok
15 Send a message in a bottle
I’ll pop a little message along with an email address in a bottle and throw it out to sea somehow, see if anyone replies! Oh and hope I don’t get arrested for littering the sea!
16 Free Fall – or indoor sky diving
Now a lot of people suggested I sky dive, which I am open to, but I want this list to be achievable and I thinking that funding may prevent my launching myself out of a plane, so i’ll give the indoor version a go instead. I have to admit though the thoughts of this is making my inner control freak panic
17 Write a will
Let’s face it, at 30 it’s about time. I should may think about getting a pension too… oh no… wait… that’s to ust boring and sensible
18 Be able to run 5k
This will sound easy to a lot of people, however I am not one of them! Running is not something that comes natural to me, but I am naturally determind
19 Be in 2 countries at once
The key to this one is finding a border where it’s safe and preferably not illegal, to stop and take a picture!
20 See a sunrise
Believe it or not, something I don’t think I have ever done. Lots of sunsets, no sunrises. Sould be interesting as I am not a morning person
21 Plant a tree
And I don’t mean in my back garden. I will plant one somewhere that seems right, when I find the right place! Perhaps up one of the peaks!
22 Give Blood
Again never done this, which I feel very guilty about, I think everyone should! I’m on the donor list which is the only thing that make me feel less guilty. And… I’ll do almost anything for a free cuppa and a biscuit!
23 Kiss in the rain
I have always loved walking in the rain, but have never had a goof old smooch in the rain. Might spare you all the public display of affection and take a picture afterwards to show you how wet we get!
24 Make ice cream
I do not yet know how to do this, or what is involved, but if the people that they let on Come Dine With Me can do it, I am fairly sure I can manage it
25 Go to watch Stockport County with my dad
Me and football do not get along, but me and my dad do! He promises me it will be an experience… and I don’t doubt him, just not convinced it will be a good one!
26 Row a boat
I think I have have dabbled in this before, but I can’t remember! Coordination is not my strong point, so this might end up another picture of my being very wet again!
27 Learn one song on a musical instrument
I have chosen… the recorder! How long do you think it will last before Matt breaks it in half? How many renditions of three blind mice?
28 Go to a roller disco
Yes they do still exist, yes I do already have roller skates, no I’m not very good, yes I’m sure it will be fun, yes I am sure I will come away bruised
29 Make and decorate my 1st Christmas cake
Last Christmas I made my first Chrismas dinner which appeared to be a success, so this year… Christmas cake! I don’t really like Christmas cake but I really should know how to make one. I’m sure Delia’s Christmas cookbook will come in handy again!
As my age goes up, I’m going down… a rock face that is! Looking forward to this one despite the afore mentioned fear of heights!!
And that’s it! That’s what I plan to do before the big 3 0!! As I said, I’ll post photographic evidence of each one as, and when, I have achieved them!!
I have just over a year… 26th of Feb 2013!!!