The Bucket List

February 2, 2024

Hi. Take a seat, I like what you’ve done with your hair, very stylish.

I’ve been feeling like I’m in a bit of a rut lately, and I’ve been trying to find a way out of it. I think I’ve found something. Below, I’ve created a bucket list of 100 different items, and I have 4 years to complete them, starting on January 1st, 2024.

As I’ve introduced this list to people, I’ve been amazed at the response. Everybody wants to get involved! I’m going to stick the list below. Have a peruse through, and if there’s any you’d like to help me with, please reach out. In fact, if I’ve personally sent you this list, most like I want you to come along for the ride!

  1. Adventure and Travel:
    • Climb Scafell Pike, Snowdon, and Ben Nevis
    • Kayak all of Windermere
    • Climb Stromboli
    • Do a thru-hike
    • Visit Scotland
    • Swim in a mountain river
    • Walk Caminito del Rey in Malaga
    • Ski
    • Surf
    • Go to the US
    • Explore a cave in the dark
    • Return to Cornwall
    • Herpetological study in Sardinia / Sri Lanka / Costa Rica / or Arizona
    • Sunrise at Stonehenge
    • See / Hike Cadini di Misurina
    • Go to a Natural History Museum “late” session (or similar)
    • See Monument Valley
    • Find a fossil
    • Night Hike
    • Visit Sicily
    • Faroe OR Skye OR Shetland
    • Go to an Abandoned City
    • Visit Africa
  2. Skills and Hobbies:
    • Get pilot’s license
    • Make a leather bag
    • Make another short film
    • Make guitar
    • Fix up something mechanical
    • Rock climb
    • Eat at a Michellin star restaurant
    • Learn a martial art
    • Learn to dance
    • Catch a fish
    • Learn navigation properly
    • Make a stained glass beetle
    • Make a shirt from scratch
    • Make chocolate from scratch
    • Try beekeeping
    • Make a documentary
    • Do a cooking class
    • Make a taxidermy piece
    • Film something in super 8
    • Make a pair of Heelys
    • Try smithing
    • Write a great story
    • Learn all the constellations
    • Learn to draw people
  3. Physical Challenges and Health:
    • Weigh 95kg again
    • Marathon Hike
    • Ride a horse
    • Bungee jump
    • Yoga – do the crow pose
    • Eat entirely for free by foraging
    • Perfect homemade pasta
    • Zipline on Velocity 2
    • Do a muscle up
  4. Creative and Cultural Activities:
    • Write and record a song
    • Play Sultans of Swing on guitar
    • Hold a tarantula
    • Go to the theater
    • See a Rothko in person
    • Make a documentary
    • Contribute to a citizen scientist project
    • Walk on hot coals
    • Go to a Buddhist session
    • Have a conversation in Russian
    • Do something at an open mic
    • See a manta ray
    • Create a videogame
    • Take singing lessons
    • Read “House of Leaves”
    • Design and invent something
    • Get high in Amsterdam
    • Play Clair de Lune on piano
  5. Personal Development and Education:
    • Kill & butcher a deer
    • Sort pension out properly
    • Ride a motorbike
    • Breathe fire
    • Learn first aid
    • Participate in a conservation effort
    • Try falconry
    • Drive a mustang
    • Plant 100 trees
    • See a cave painting
    • See bioluminescent algae
    • Go to a rage room
    • Do wine tasting
    • Learn bar tending tricks
  6. Unique Experiences:
    • Go to a concert for an artist from the list
    • See the northern lights
    • drive a boat
    • Eat a freshwater fish
    • Go to a spa
    • Do archery
    • Lasso something
    • See a blackbird at an aviation museum
    • Donate blood
    • Breed a beetle
    • Stand on a tiny island where I can see all sides
    • See a cave painting