Saturday, 14 January 2012

30 before 30

So... here it is, my 30 before 30. I thought that by drawing it out, making it pretty and sticking it on the kitchen door it would inspire me to do things and encourage me to keep planning through the cold winter nights after a long day at work. Here they are written out in a more user friendly list:

1. Start a sourdough mother
2. Eat an oyster on Mersea Island
3. Make chutney with vegetables I have picked myself
4. Make a cassoulet
5. Catch a fish and learn to fillet it

6. Run a 10k
7. Stand up on a surfboard 5 times in a row
8. Swim a stretch of the Thames
9. Walk the Ridgeway
10. Go skiing

11. Read To Kill A Mockingbird
12. Write a blog with a readership of over 250 people
13. Do an oil painting
14. Knit a Christmas jumper
15. Use my Tate membership card in all four Tate Galleries

16. Grow an aubergine on the windowsill
17. Plant a sunflower on International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day

18. Walk the Capital Ring
19. Visit Highgate Cemetery
20. Eat a steak at Hawksmoor
21. Walk from our flat to the Olympics
22. Drink champagne at the St Pancras Champagne Bar before departing on Eurostar
23. Go to a live event (concert, theatre, sports match etc...) every month

Outside adventures
24. See a basking shark
25. Go skinny dipping
26. Watch the sun rise on the east coast and set on the west coast
27. Sleep under the stars

28. Give blood
29. Drive a car with nobody else in it
30. Spend some time volunteering

I am very excited at the prospect... Best get planning!


  1. That's a fair list, you better get cracking! I'm 40 this year so maybe I should do a 50 before 50 list? To kill a Mockingbird is a great book, I first read it at school and have read it twice since, an excellent choice.

  2. Just stopped by to check your list out too after reading your comment on my blog :) Fantastic list and good luck with it all!!

  3. Thanks for the encouragement guys. Am looking forward to giving it a good go...

    Damo - definitely think you should do a 50 before 50 list!


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