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50 things to do before you die

Discussion in 'Personal' started by robyn147, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-14791178
    Not sure if driving a car up Snowdon is on my list. But anyway let's get started.
    Buy a house (boring but sensible)
    Camp out on Scafell Pike on summer solstice
    Go on safari
    See the Northern lights
    Scuba dive at Truk Lagoon
    Find a loving partner
    Hot air balloon flight
    Sure there's more - but it's a start. Suggestions.
  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Done 1,4 and 6

  3. Victoria Plum

    Victoria Plum New commenter

    I have a list of 100 things to do before I die which I am slowly ploughing my way through. Seeing the Northern Lights is on my list too. I have already bought a house. My list involves LOTS of travel so money and travelling companions needed! Learning to ride a horse confidently is on there but that too has ground to a halt due to finances!
  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I saw the Northern lights from the cockpit of a 767 on a flight to the USA. The great circle route took us up over Iceland and Greenland. This was back in the days when the pilots would allow you to visit the cockpit (pre 9/11)
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Had a look at a BBC list and it seems I've already done lots of things on people's lists.Kind of explains why I've got no money and no house. Way too much travelling when young.
    Our family don't have a good track record beyond 65 so need to get working and start a new list.
  6. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    See and photograph the Northern Lights.

    Visit Venice, Rome, and Pompeii

    Surf a clean wave

    Live by the sea

    Cultivate, make, and drink your own wine

    Done 2 and 3, plan to do 1 and 4, and haven't got a clue how to achieve 5, but it would be fun.
  7. Victoria Plum

    Victoria Plum New commenter

    Ooh!! I like this one! I might exchange this for one of mine!! :)
  8. wiemaranerlover

    wiemaranerlover New commenter

    Sample every variety of English cheese (except blue cheese-yuck!)

    Walk every inch of the East Anglian coast

    Create a foodie blog

    Have another dog

    Have the courage to canter and jump

    Go on elephant safari

    Hot air balloon ride

    Study for MA in art history

    Loads more but that'll do me for starters!
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Used to work by the sea. Spent lunchtimes having lunch on Brighton beach. Recommended.
  10. Go to Australia
    Learn to surf (despite being slightly scared of the sea)
    Drive a high powered road car (I'm thinking a Bugatti or Aston Martin) very fast
    Scuba Dive a coral reef
    Drive through the desert from LA to Las Vegas, then have a 'lost weekend' there (already planning this one)
    Go on safari - done
    Sky dive
    Live in New York City for a year or two
  11. lunarita

    lunarita Established commenter

    2 and 4 for me. 6 would be a bonus but I'm not holding my breath.
  12. polly.glot

    polly.glot New commenter

    Now in my 60s, with time rapidly running out to do the things I have set myself as goals before I learn the Great Secret. Most of the mundane I have achieved already - husbands (x2) children (x3) house, professional success. As with others, travel is the biggie, so will take a bt of saving for. Still to see before I can die happy - Krak des Chevaliers, Leptis Magna, St Petersburg. Still to do - learn Maori, do archery, become a youth mentor, Oh, and lots more nooky.
  13. If one is a couch potato, will watching "The Bucket List" (Jack Nicholas & Morgan Freeman), save some time and money?
  14. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Drive a car at 200 mph
    Dive with a blue whale and a shoal of manta rays
    Visit the Galapagos and dive with fur seals
    Propagate half a garden full of Giant Himalayan Lilies
    Become a grandad (have started with appropriate encouragement)
    Go hunting polar bears by dog sled (with camera)
    Revisit the Antarctic base I spent 2 years on
    Start a chilli farm
  15. cariad2

    cariad2 New commenter

    Have already done some things on my list:
    • found a lovely partner
    • had a child (would have liked 2 really, but that never happened)
    • bought a house and paid off the mortgage
    • live by the sea
    • walked along the Great Wall of China
    • snorkelled in the Great Barrier Reef
    • learned to scuba dive
    • seen the Pyramids, Taj Mahal, Ankor Wat, Petra
    • been whale watching (South Africa, Australia)
    • seen tigers in the wild
    • seen the Grand Canyon
    • had a felucca ride down the nile and went bamboo rafting in Thailand
    but still have on my to do list:
    • see the Northern Lights
    • see gorillas and wolves in the wild
    • visit Machu Picchu, Paris, Venice, the Alhambra
    • learn to speak a foreign language fluently
    • learn to play the piano properly (wish I hadn't nagged my parents into letting me give up lessons as a kid)
    • go rice-boat cruising in Kerala
    • learn to bake cakes that don't sink in the middle as soon as I take them out of the oven
    • retire early enough to be able to enjoy my retirement
  16. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Do I detect something of a cold/hot motif going on there?

    If you need some chilli seeds to get started I've got a crop of Scotch Bonnets ripening as I type ;-)

    PS Mangle: Was your base serviced by the RRS Bransfield perchance? My Uncle was bos'n on that vessel for a few years.
  17. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Lol - yes, I'd never looked at it that way before.
    I have grown scotch bonnets this year for the first time, my god but they are hot! Much more so than shop bought ones. Made a curry for 3 last week used two, one the size of a cherry tomato, + one half the size. I usually order a vindaloo from the Indian and what resulted was the limit of what I could eat, wife and son bailed out, I had aimed for medium, the flavour was wonderful however, scotch bonnets have no equal for this. Thanks for the offer [​IMG]
    Yes, it was the Bransfield that relieved us (not sure if that's a better word than serviced), I was down from Feb '85 to March '87.
  18. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Mangle: I grew Habaneros last year and Scotch Bonnets this year - I haven't tasted the latter yet, but the first ones are going red now. Can't wait.

    My Uncle was a bit before your time then, mid 70s. The tales he told us suggest it was quite a lifestyle down there.

    How about you setting up an Antarctic Chilli Farm?
  19. dominant_tonic

    dominant_tonic Established commenter

    What's a 'clean wave'?
  20. Visit Iceland to look into the rift at Thingvillier and walk on the black beaches being dive-bombed by Pufflings learning to fly!

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