Al’s 40 at 40

I’m now into my 40th year on this planet, and I had this idea which I explored briefly on Twitter to complete 40 different experiences in my 40th year. That’s not a lot of time to complete a lot of challenges/experiences. Some of them were tough, others not so much. Some of them simple, others will take planning and a lot of effort.

I decided to log these experiences using this blog to do so, so here goes, Al’s 40 at 40. This is my list so far. It is not yet complete, it is not yet exhaustive, and it is subject to change if, for example, certain tasks/challenges are going to be too difficult or time consuming. As one follower commented, ‘you haven’t given yourself a lot of time, it cannot be done…’

The list:

  • Get a tattoo
  • Get my nipple pierced
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Climb Scafell Pike
  • Climb Snowden
  • Climb Ben Nevis
  • Yorkshire Three Peaks
  • Great North Run
  • Zipline Spain to Portugal
  • Go to a concert
  • Go to the theatre to see a show
  • See a Premier League Football Match
  • Visit Berlin
  • Learn Spanish
  • Walk Hadrians Wall
  • Ride Coast to Coast
  • Visit Lands End
  • Visit John O’Groats
  • Jet Skiing
  • Brew a batch of home brew beer
  • Bake a cake
  • Visit the Angel of the North
  • Take Tom on holiday

There still some more to add as and when I think of them. If you have suggestions/ideas – and they do not have to be grandiose – please comment below.

Keep track on the completed list here:

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