40 at 40

Below is a list of the 40 at 40 challenges/experiences. I will post a link to each one when it has been completed (because of course I’ll be writing about it) and I will cross it out when complete. I decided I wanted to do something to mark turning 40. It’s a landmark, it only happens once, and it needs to be commemorated. After all; life begins at 40.

The list is not yet complete. There are a couple of challenges missing. I will add the remainder as I find them. It’s taken some inspiration and research to come up with what I have so far.

It should be noted that the author reserves the right to change the list at any time and for any reason without prior notice and at the whim of the author and the voices in his head.

The List:

  • Get a tattoo
  • 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 (link)
  • Be on the telly*
  • Visit Berlin*
  • Visit Devon to see Neil
  • Visit Auschwitz
  • Walk Hadrians Wall
  • 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
  • Visit Joe in Ipswich
  • Complete a Tough Mudder*
  • Visit Edinburgh
  • Send a message in a bottle
  • Give blood
  • Create and bury a time capsule with Tom
  • Watch all three (extended edition) Lord of the Rings films back to back
  • Learn how to make bread
  • Skinny dipping
  • Write a short story
  • Plant, grow and harvest edible vegetable(s)
  • Move house!
  • Restore an old rotten garden bench*
  • Go camping in the middle of nowhere (not a campsite)
  • Visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (link)
  • Run in a 10k race
  • Visit London (link)