I’ve managed to tick off a couple of things on the list of stuff to do before I die.
Fairly soon after I made the list I was able to complete my first wild solo camping trip. I thought it would be really lonely and a little daunting but I really enjoyed it and would love to do some more solo trips.
Following a trip to France I was then inspired to have a go at making my own bread. Considering that I’d seen this as magic or at least alchemy, the four batches I’ve produced so far have all been great.
I also thought that I’d give a start to reading ‘War and Peace’ as I know it will take a while. So far (up to page 300 of 1440) it has been very readable and I’m quite into it. I did listen to an abridged radio version a few years ago so I have an idea of the overall plot. I’ve ticked it off as I’m fairly confident that now I’ve started that I’ll finish.
I wasn’t able to get in the London to Brighton this year so I can’t quite tick that off. It doesn’t quite count but I did cycle the London to Cambridge last weekend without too much difficulty.
The updated list:
- Sail across an ocean
- Write a book or magazine article and get published (nationally)
- Visit every continent (might not need to do Antarctica)
- Public display or exhibition of my photography*
- Solo wild camping trip*
- Olympic distance triathlon*
- Get a tattoo*
- Climb a 5000m+ mountain
- Watch England play live at Football, Rugby and Cricket and go to Wimbldon
- Own a bespoke suit
- Take part in ‘Tough Guy’ race*
- Go to a Music Festival (Glasto?)
- Learn to make amazing bread*
- See an Opera at Glyndebourne
- Try surfing
- Learn a foreign language
- Go skinny dipping
- Read ‘War and Peace’*
- Watch every Martin Scorsese film*
- Learn at least three magic tricks*
- Be on Radio 4
- Cycle London to Brighton (and get up Ditchling beacon without stopping)*
- Go to the Hay Literary Festival
- Go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival