Here it is, the whole damn bucket list that I’ll be working my way through for the foreseeable… given that there are a LOT of ambitious items on there and I also keep adding to the list, let’s just say “foreseeable” instead of “the rest of my life” so I don’t have an existential crisis.

Some of these are, as I mentioned, VERY ambitious (learn piano up to grade 8, anyone?)… and some of them are a little silly/funny/a LOT more achievable (for what it’s worth, I wouldn’t recommend a deep fried Mars bar) – but either way, I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun ticking this list off over the past 15 years or so, and hope you enjoy seeing me attempt to tick off even more!

NOTE: this is current as of January 2022

  1. Spend a night at Ronnie Scott’s – 19th May 2019 – 30 years old
  2. Visit all 7 continents (Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, South America, Australasia and Antartica)
  3. See all 7 modern wonders of the world (Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Roman Colosseum (21st September 2019, 31 years old), Taj Mahal, Great Pyramid of Giza, Petra)
  4. Visit all 50 states
  5. Write and publish a book
  6. Ride a horse
  7. Learn German and Spanish
  8. Live abroad for 2 years
  9. Learn piano up to Grade 7
  10. Make pasta from scratch – 29th July 2018, 29 years old.
  11. Eat at Momofuku Noodle Bar, East Village, New York – 28th April 2018, 29 years old
  12. Learn to crochet and make a blanket – October 2021, 33 years old
  13. Grow a vegetable and eat it
  14. Learn to ski
  15. Go to Eurovision
  16. Watch the sunrise on a beach
  17. Watch the sunset on a beach
  18. Watch all 250 films on the iMDB top 250 list
  19. Watch all 100 films on the AFI best films list – June 2020, 31 years old (coronavirus lockdown)
  20. Do masters degree
  21. Make bread from scratch – 20th May 2018, 29 years old.
  22. Climb a mountain – 18th January 2015, Morocco. 26 years old.
  23. Go to a music festival
  24. Visit Pompeii – 24th September 2019, 31 years old
  25. Gamble in Las Vegas -9th May 2017, 28 years old
  26. Swim with dolphins – February 2022, 33 years old
  27. Fly business class
  28. Fly premium class – 6th September 2018, 29 years old (Cuba)
  29. Go zorbing – 24th November 2019, 31 years old
  30. Sing karaoke in Japan – 8th October 2017, 29 years old
  31. Watch a baseball game at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  32. Get DNA tested – 29 years old
  33. Make a Kiva loan – 12th June 2016 – 27 years old.
  34. Put my hands in Marilyn Monroe’s handprints at TCL Chinese Theatre, LA – 11th May 2017, 28 years old
  35. Buy my own house and renovate it – 17th March 2021, 32 years old
  36. Eat a deep fried Mars bar, 22nd May 2018, 29 years old
  37. Have dinner at the Shard – 8th September 2020, 32 years old
  38. Have a driving day
  39. Ride on the back of a motorbike
  40. See the Grand Canyon (Arizona) – 9th May 2017. 28 years old.
  41. See Mount Rushmore (South Dakota)
  42. Have afternoon tea at the Ritz – 11th August 2019, 30 years old
  43. Have a cocktail at the American Bar at the Savoy – 20th July 2019, 30 years old
  44. Eat at Bob Bob Ricard – 20th July 2019, 30 years old
  45. See the Northern Lights
  46. Ride in a hot air balloon
  47. Go on safari
  48. Ride in a helicopter – Monaco, 14th April 2018. 29 years old.
  49. See the Great Barrier Reef
  50. See Niagara Falls (New York)
  51. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square
  52. Attend a Broadway show
  53. Skate at Rockefeller Centre
  54. Drink a cocktail at the Plaza, New York – September 2009, 21 years old
  55. See the Mona Lisa
  56. Ride a camel – February 2022, 33 years old
  57. Float in the Dead Sea
  58. Stand on the Equator
  59. Go to Oktoberfest
  60. Go to a Finnish sauna
  61. See a play at the Globe – 19th May 2018, 29 years old
  62. Eat a vindaloo curry – 7th August 2016, 27 years old.
  63. Go on a zipwire – 6th August 2016, 27 years old
  64. Shop on Rodeo Drive – 11th May 2017, 28 years old
  65. See the Hollywood sign – 11th May 2017, 28 years old
  66. See the Terracotta Army
  67. Have a beauty treatment at a Vietnamese barbershop
  68. Go to the Temples of Angkor
  69. Enjoy a Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore
  70. Drive on the Trans-Canada highway – 29th August 2022, 33 years old
  71. Go to a football match – 29th December 2018, 30 years old (Blackpool vs AFC Wimbledon, 0-0)
  72. Go to a rugby match – July 2014, 25 years old (Commonwealth Games)
  73. Eat at Nobu – February 2022, 33 years old
  74. Eat at Hakkasan – February 2022, 33 years old
  75. Stay at the Savoy
  76. Appear on a podcast – 2nd February 2022, 33 years old
  77. Write a song
  78. Become financially independent
  79. Watch a live taping of a show
  80. Jump into a swimming pool fully clothed
  81. Go to Le Mans
  82. Get a tattoo
  83. Drive around the Nurburgring
  84. Visit a hammam
  85. Stay at the Giraffe Manor in Kenya
  86. Go to the Olympics
  87. Go to a World Cup match
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