50 BEFORE 50

On my 46th birthday in August 2014, I decided to make a list of 50 things I wanted to do before I was 50.

This is the list.

I will keep this list updated asI go along, and there will also be regular blog posts and vlogs updating on my progress, both here and on my You Tube channel.


1.   Do a cleanse / detox.

2.   Have a mammogram.

3.   Get my cholesterol checked. (June 2015 – all A-OK!)

4.   Run 5k.

5.   Go to a pilates class.

6.   Try meditation.


7.   Visit my friend R

8.   Once a year trip with my mum. (1/4)

9.   Host a murder mystery evening.

10.   Continue birthday days out with my best friend each August. (1/4)


11.   Create a signature cocktail.

12.    Plan my 50th party!

13.   Make vodka gummy bears.

14.   See three musicals or plays at the theatre.

15.   Watch every movie that’s won the Best Picture Academy Award.

16.   Go to the cinema 25 times. (5/25)

17.   Try 100 different cheeses. (20/100)

18.   Eat at 25 new restaurants. (7/25)

19.   Go out for afternoon tea.

20.   Try 20 different types of tequila. (8/20)

21.   Open a bottle of fizz with a sword.

22.   Send flowers to somebody when it isn’t a special occasion. (Sept 2014)


23.  Walk over hot coals.

24.   Go snorkelling again.

25.   Hot air balloon ride.


26.   Visit 10 towns/cities that I haven’t been to before. (1/10)

27.   Visit Oxford or Cambridge.

28.  Go to a country I’ve never been to before. (United Arab Emirates, Oct 2014)

29.   Go to London by myself.

30.   Visit 10 local attractions.

31.  See a live sporting event.

32.   Go to the top of the tallest building in the world. (Burj Khalifa, Dubai, 1.11.2014)


33.  Build & decorate our cinema room.

34.   Decorate lounge.

35.   Kitchen refurb.

36.   Decorate and refurb my bedroom and ensuite.


37.   Finish my Happy Book

38.   Finish my Journal Jar Questions (8/39)

39.   Take a photo of our view every month for a year. (6/12)

40.   Listen to all the music I own and get rid of what I don’t like any more.

41.   Keep a ‘my day in six words’ journal for two months. (July 2015)

42.   Complete three months of the Photo A Day challenge. (1/3)

43.   Cook a recipe from a different country every month for a year.

44.  Crochet an African Flower Blanket.

45.   Crochet As You Go Stripy Blanket (in progress)

46.  Crochet Ripple Blanket.


47.   Do a blogging/photography e-course.

48.   Take an emergency first aid course.


49.   Give 25 Kiva loans (14/25)

50.   Give blood. FAILED.  Feb 2014

51.   Donate to 50 charities. (13/50)

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  4. Great post! I always love “list” posts because they inspiring and also have some great ideas I may add to my own. Vodka Gummy Bears?! I will definitely have to look into making those.

    • Hey Sophia – thanks so much for visiting – I feel like I know you already, as I’ve been reading about you via your Mum’s blog for years! I didn’t know you had your own blog, so I shall pop over for a look later on 🙂

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