50 Things

50 Places to go before you die. The bold ones I’ve done:

1 The Grand Canyon
2 Great Barrier Reef
3 Florida
4 South Island
5 Cape Town
6 Golden Temple
7 Las Vegas
8 Sydney
9 New York
10 Taj Mahal
11 Canadian Rockies
12 Uluru
13 Chichen Itza – Mexico
14 Machu Picchu – Peru
15 Niagara Falls
16 Petra – Jordan
17 The Pyramids – Egypt
18 Venice
19 Maldives
20 Great Wall of China
21 Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe
22 Hong Kong
23 Yosemite National Park
24 Hawaii
25 Auckland – New Zealand
26 Iguassu Falls
27 Paris
28 Alaska
29 Angkor Wat – Cambodia
30 Himalayas – Nepal
31 Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
32 Masai Mara – Kenya
33 Galapagos Islands – Ecuador
34 Luxor – Egypt
35 Rome
36 San Francisco
37 Barcelona
38 Dubai
39 Singapore
40 La Digue – Seychelles
41 Sri Lanka
42 Bangkok
43 Barbados
44 Iceland
45 Terracotta Army – China
46 Zermatt – Switzerland
47 Angel Falls – Venezuela
48 Abu Simbel – Egypt
49 Bali
50 French Polynesia

50 Things to Do Before You Die. The bold ones I’ve done:

1 Swim with dolphins
2 Dive the GBR
3 Fly on Concorde
4 Whale watching
5 Dive with sharks
6 Skydive
7 Hot air ballooning
8 Fly a jet
9 Go on safari
10 See Aurora Borealis
11 Walking the Inca Trail
12 Climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge
13 Visiting a paradise island
14 Driving a Formula 1 car
15 Whitewater rafting
16 Walking the Great Wall of China
17 Doing a bungee jump
18 Train journey across the Canadian Rockies
19 Driving down Route 66 – not all of it
20 Helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon
21 Travelling on the Orient Express
22 Bathing an elephant
23 Visiting Antarctica – been to Lap
24 Riding a Harley Davidson
25 Cowboy ranching
26 Climbing Mount Everest
27 Experiencing a waterfall
28 Seeing the Earth from space
29 Exploring the Galapagos Islands
30 Trekking through a rainforest – Peru again
31 Galloping a horse along a beach
32 Exploring the Pyramids
33 Travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway
34 Watching the sun rise or set at Uluru
35 Wingwalking
36 Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro
37 A flight over a volcano
38 Husky sledding
39 Glacier hiking
40 Riding the world’s rollercoasters – Disneyland was enough for me
41 Blue Marlin fishing in the Florida Keys
42 Paragliding
43 Playing golf on Augusta National Golf Course
44 Trek to see a gorilla
45 Seeing tigers in the wild
46 Hurtling down the Cresta Run
47 Walt Disney World
48 Las Vegas Casinos
49 Watching orang-utans
50 Watching polar bears

50 Signs You’ve Made It. The bold ones we have:

1 Holiday Home
2 Children at private school – next year?
3 Have a Cleaner
4 Have a Nanny
5 Frequent Shopping Trips to other Cities
6 Annual Ski Trips
7 Pony Riding Lessons for the Kids
8 Have Flown 1st Class
9 A Driveway Longer than 200 Yrds
10 Wine Cellar
11 A Summerhouse
12 A Home Gym
13 Car for Mainly Weekend Use
14 Owning a Sit-On Mower
15 Personal Number Plate
16 A Hot Tub – used to have one. Didn’t like it.
17 Golf Membership – used to have one.
18 Enjoy Sailing Weekends
19 A Small Orchard in the Garden
20 Home Cinema System
21 An Orangery
22 Shop at Waitrose
23 Have Electric Garage Doors – have electric gates but no garage!
24 A Wet Room
25 Designer Luggage
26 Attending Ascot Every Year
27 A Glazed Conservatory
28 Own an Aga
29 A TV Larger than 55″
30 Eat Lobster
31 His & Hers Sinks
32 A Log Burner – three open real fireplaces
33 A TV in Every Room – not quite!
34 Tennis Club Membership
35 Fridge with Ice Dispenser
36 400-Thread-Count Sheets – no idea!
37 Have a Pedigree Dog
38 A Wine Cooler
39 Take the Dog to Doggy Daycare
40 Take the Dog for Treatments
41 An FB page Littered with Foreign Holidays – don’t do FB!
42 A Golf Handicap under 15
43 A Lazy Susan – two of them, and I made them.
44 Own a Picnic Hamper
45 Matching Bathrobes – I don’t wear them.
46 Own Many Gilets
47 Own Cricket Whites
48 On 1st-Name Terms with the Local Vicar
49 On 1st-Name Terms with the local Pub Landlord
50 Have 2000 Twitter Followers