50 before I’m 50

So I published this 1 week before I turn 40, I think I’m going to try and hold myself accountable on a list of 50 things I want to do before I’m 50 years old. I’ve got until 4th March, 2034 to do it.

Often these things are as a result of drunken inspiration.

  1. Go to the Southern Hemisphere.
  2. Go to Vietnam.
  3. Go to Innsbruck for a Christmas market.
  4. Watch a cricket in a foreign country.
  5. Speak at a conference outside the UK & Ireland.
  6. Watch the Foo Fighters play live.
  7. Go to the Royal Rumble.
  8. Learn to solder.
  9. Go on a game show.
  10. Release a video game.
  11. Pay off the mortgage.
  12. Write a will.
  13. Go to the Edinburgh Fringe.
  14. Watch Iron Maiden play live.
  15. See Penn & Teller perform.
  16. Learn a genuinely cool magic trick.
  17. Watch Shakespeare in Minack Theatre.
  18. Watch KISS play live.
  19. Have writing of mine on a subject I love feature in a print magazine.
  20. Go watch the darts live.
  21. Have a canal holiday.
  22. Watch rugby in the Stade de France.
  23. Watch rugby in Italy.
  24. Learn to smoke meat.
  25. Fish all day. Maybe not the act of fishing, but just sit outside by water all day.
  26. Go on a driving holiday around Ireland.
  27. Drive the length of France.
  28. Play Blackjack in Las Vegas.
  29. Go to see The Lemmings Statue in Dundee.
  30. Go on one of those holidays where you turn up at the airport and then you find out where to go.
  31. Explore the West Coast of the United States.
  32. Eat at a Michelin starred restaurant.
  33. Sing in a choir.
  34. Go to Sri Lanka.
  35. Go to The Crystal Maze Live Experience.
  36. Go to Wrestle Kingdom.
  37. Go retro game hunting in Tokyo.
  38. See The 900.
  39. Watch a cricket match at Lord’s.