40 Things To Do Before 40

It’s my birthday today and I have reached the grand old age of 38. As my 40s creep ever closer I’ve been thinking about what I have done with my life so far and what I would like to achieve in the future. Recently my lovely friend Shell from The Purple Pumpkin Blog added a video about her 40 Before 40 list. I thought this was a great idea so I’ve decided to put together my own 40 Things To Do Before 40 list. I wonder how many things I’ll be able to tick off over the next two years?

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40 Things To Do Before 40

1.     Visit Barcelona

2.     Visit Italy (I have been to Rome, Pompeii and Sorrento, but there are so many other parts of Italy that I would like to visit too)

3.     Go on a cruise

4.     See the Northern Lights

5.     Finish the house renovations

6.     Visit Scotland and Ireland (I have been to Wales many times, but never the other two countries)

7.     Do some volunteering work

8.     Visit New York

9.     Attend the opera

10. Visit Disneyland

11. Go to Vegas

12. Attend a Grand Prix

13. Perfect my ‘signature dish’

14. Swim with sharks

15. Have cocktails at the Ritz

16. Go indoor skydiving

17. Go glamping

18. Climb Mount Snowdon

19. Do an all nighter in Ibiza

20. Take afternoon tea at the Savoy

21. Ride the Orient Express

22. Renew my wedding vows

23. Write a book

24. Write my Will (I know it’s a little morbid, but it’s a really important thing to do!)

25. Set up a photo board and add one photo to it each time we do something fun

26. Fly in First Class (I have flown in Business Class, but never First)

27. Go husky dog sledding

28. Learn stand-up paddle boarding

29. Take the kids to see Santa in Lapland

30. Learn to look after the plants in my garden properly

31. Learn to ski

32. Go horseback riding along the beach

33. Go to Wimbledon

34. Attend the Chelsea Flower Show

35. Stay in a castle

36. Have drinks at an ice bar

37. Visit Niagara Falls

38. Take a helicopter ride

39. Visit Buckingham Palace

40. Attend a cocktail making class

So there’s my list, will I achieve it all – who knows! What would be on your 40 things to do before 40 list?


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