Everyone was a mental bucket list although they may not call it that. A list of things they’ve always wanted to do. Well when someone tells you your going to die in the next 3 to 6 years that list suddenly becomes a bit more real and you start to think of things you really ought to have done and things you’ve always wanted to do. I wrote a list very soon after diagnoses after a sleepless night at about 4am – its since been refined down to less frivolous events and ones that can be achieved on a budget.
What it did highlight is that I have already done so much..
- I’ve travelled the world (Australia – USA – Mexico – Cayman – Thailand – Most of Europe)
- I’ve seen England win a Rugby World Cup and a Grand Slam and experienced the Hong Kong Sevens
- I’ve experienced hospitality at Twickenham, Cheltenham Festival, Aintree, Old Trafford, Real Madrid, Wimbledon, Wembley, Arc de Triomphe & Silverstone
- I’ve played rugby at Twickenham (and dropped a goal), played golf on Ryder Cup courses, got my handicap down to 18, skied on snow and water, snowboarded, go-karted, jet biked, para-sailed, wind surfed, white water rafted, segway’d, ridden a horse, abseiled, been caving, learnt Karate, been on TV
- Driven my dream car (Audi R8), flown in a private plane, ridden a motorbike flown a helicopter and flown to the Grand Canyon and have a hot air balloon flight booked (which has been postponed 3 times now).
- I’ve been to several concerts including Oasis, Stereophonics, Foo Fighters and I’ve done Glastonbury in style
- I’ve dined at Michelin starred restaurants
- I’ve swum in the barrier reef and swum with Stingray.
- Witnessed a solar and lunar eclipse
- I’ve sung in public – drunk and sober
- I’ve been married (and divorced), been a best man 3 times
To the right is a list and in some cases a motivation behind them. If you’d like to join in or help in any way please get in touch.