Bucket List

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always got stuff on a list (whether it be in my head, on a scrappy bit of paper, or in my phone somewhere) of things I’d like to do, see, experience, take part in, visit etc.

I know full well that like all my lists it is actually never-ending, because even though I cross things off, I’m always adding more.

So I’ve decided to put my list here, to remind me of all those things I’ve thought of, and to make sure I actually get through them….not in a chore like way, but just make sure I don’t miss opportunities because of poor memory!

Maybe it’ll even inspire someone I know to join me doing something on my list, ‘cos that makes it even more fun 🙂

This page will frequently change as I remember the many things I’ve had in my head at some point, see new things, or people suggest new things.

Oh and again for those that know me, you’ll spot some items that you know I’ve already done…..I know….I’m not going mad, and I haven’t actually forgotten those things. The big hint is: there’ll likely be a blog post about it sometime ☺

The Big One

  • Visit every country in the World

Fitness related

  • Complete (run the whole thing) the Lincoln Santa Run (3k)
  • Run a 5k event
  • Run a 10k event
  • Run/jog a half-marathon (21.1k) event
  • Run/jog a marathon (42.195k) event
  • Try a triathlon
  • Climb Kilimanjaro
  • Climb the three peaks in the UK

Will take practice

  • Learn how to ride a motorbike
  • Learn the art of book binding, and then design and create my own photobooks


  • Hang-gliding
  • Para-gliding
  • Ride a jet-ski
  • Trek across a glacier
  • Skydive
  • Scuba diving
  • Travel from Darwin to Adelaide (or the reverse) on The Ghan
  • Travel from Sydney to Perth (or the reverse) on the Indian Pacific
  • Travel by toy train in the Himalayas
  • Ice skate on New York ice rink with the Big Christmas Tree in the background

Places to visit

  • Machu Picchu
  • Pyramids
  • Antarctica



  • Read the “very short introduction to” series by Oxford University press (having never read one yet, this may change!)
  • Read Chris Hadfield’s book, Astronauts guide to Life on Earth

Things that will make people I know smile

  • Attend the Boxing day test
  • Create a sand angel at surfers paradise

The Brisbane List

  • Explore the city botanic gardens
  • Attend the free guided walks at Roma Street parklands
  • Ride each of the free City Hopper services at least once
  • Ride the Citycat service from one end to the other
  • Kayak along the river Brisbane at night
  • Cruise on the kookaburra queen
  • Attend an international cricket match at the Gabba
  • Visit the Wednesday farmers market in Redacliffe Place, the City
  • Check out the stained glass windows at St Johns cathedral, 373 Ann St, city
  • Run all three routes that make up brisbane river run: 3.5km, 6.47km, 8km
  • Join the Citycycle scheme and go to every station on it.
  • Watch live music in the CBD thecitysounds.com.au
  • Listen to live music whilst relaxing by the river on a sunday riverquay.com.au
  • Take a tour of the museum and the clock tower at City Hall museumofbrisbane.com.au
  • Watch/listen to the sound and light show at skyring terrace gasworksplaza.com.au
  • Listen to free music on a Sunday afternoon at the powerhouse brisbanepowerhouse.org
  • Walk the entire 1km trail of bougainvillea lined arbour at South Bank when it’s really quiet/empty
  • Find and climb Jacobs ladder, apparently corner of King Edward park, connecting spring hill to the CBD. Appears red from below and rainbow from above.

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