The bucket list – Is there any point?

Is there any point in a bucket list these days? Of course there is! We’re not all immortal gods and have unlimited wealth, so some of us mere mortals have to plan for the future and do things to make us feel good before we die.

I have compiled my bucket list below in no particular order. For now there shall only be a few things, but over time the list shall grow and accomplishments shall be ticked off. I hope to do all of them before I die.

bucket list

  1. Reach the peak of a mountain – Mount Snowdon – 05/07/2015
  2. Go sky diving
  3. Fly in an aeroplane – I flew to Switzerland on the 11/11/2015 – Take offLanding
  4. Fly in a helicopter
  5. Travel to Scotland – Attempted the National Three Peak Challenge – 02/07/2015
  6. Travel to Italy
  7. Visit the Colosseum
  8. Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  9. Visit Vatican City
  10. Travel to France
  11. Travel to Spain
  12. Travel to Germany
  13. Travel to Iceland
  14. Visit the Blue Lagoon
  15. Travel to Switzerland – I travelled to Geneva to visit C.E.R.N. 11/11/2015
  16. Visit C.E.R.N. – I visited C.E.R.N. on 11/11/2015
  17. See the ATLAS project
  18. See the ALICE project
  19. Travel to The Netherlands
  20. Travel to Amsterdam
  21. Get stoned legally
  22. Travel to Norway
  23. Travel to Finland
  24. Travel to Sweden
  25. Own a sports car
  26. Own a motorcycle
  27. Drive a super car
  28. Own a house
  29. Walk my daughter down the aisle
  30. Hold my grandchild
  31. See the human race reach Mars
  32. Go to Disney World / Land
  33. Weigh 90 Kg or less
  34. Quit smoking
  35. Learn an instrument
  36. Go scuba diving
  37. Go on a cruise
  38. See the Great Pyramids in Egypt
  39. Do something for charity – Raised £500 for Charity for the National Three Peak Challenge – 02/07/2015
  40. Visit the Eiffel Tower
  41. Visit the Louvre
  42. Travel to the USA
  43. Visit the Smithsonian
  44. Visit the Lincoln Memorial
  45. Visit the Statue of Liberty
  46. Visit and Tour the White House
  47. Celebrate New Year in Time Square
  48. Own a real meteorite
  49. See an active volcano in person
  50. Climb an active volcano
  51. Look into the caldera of an active volcano
  52. Witness the aurora borealis
  53. Witness the aurora australis
  54. Witness a tornado F3 and above
  55. Be on television
  56. Be on the radio
  57. Go on a drifting course
  58. Go white water rafting
  59. Eat sushi
  60. Try LSD
  61. Go to a concert at the O2
  62. Travel to Peru
  63. Visit Machu Picchu
  64. Hike the Valley of the Incas
  65. Travel to Australia
  66. Visit the Great Barrier Reef
  67. Swim with turtles
  68. See an orchestral performance in the Sydney Opera House
  69. Travel to Canada
  70. Travel to New Zealand
  71. Live near my children so I can see them daily
  72. Go to Alton Towers – I went there for the weekend with Ryan – 25/03/2016
  73. Visit the Grand Canyon
  74. Visit Yellowstone National Park
  75. Own my car outright
  76. Go bungee jumping
  77. Get tattoo sleeves
  78. Go on a ride in a hot air balloon
  79. Go to China
  80. See the Great Wall of China
  81. Visit the Forbidden City
  82. Learn to use chopsticks
  83. Eat an entire meal with chopsticks
  84. Complete a food challenge – Completed the 32oz Steak Challenge at Flaming Grill – 08/02/2016
  85. Get my tongue pierced again
  86. Travel to Japan
  87. Climb Mount Fuji
  88. Summit Ben Nevis
  89. Summit Scafell Pike
  90. Learn how to dance the Tango
  91. Learn how to take photos of the Milky Way
  92. Photograph the planets and moons
  93. Travel to Mexico
  94. Visit the Mayan Pyramids
  95. Tour the ancient ruins in Greece
  96. Go Zorbing
  97. Go Snowboarding / Skiing
  98. Ride a horse
  99. Take my son camping in the Highlands
  100. Blow glass
  101. Work on a pottery wheel
  102. Read a whole novel
  103. Visit Madame Tussauds
  104. See Swan Lake
  105. Visit a castle
  106. Sleep in a castle
  107. Write a recipe book
  108. Learn the alphabet in sign language
  109. Learn sign language
  110. Have a brief conversation with someone in sign language
  111. Go rock climbing
  112. Take an archery lesson
  113. Visit all seven continents

Last updated 02/05/2016

Call of Duty Championship 2015

If you’re a gaming fan like myself and so many others then you should of known about the Call of Duty Championships 2015!

I managed to catch the majority of the tournament over the past two days, and was deeply impressed by just how well covered each match is with the commentary.

There was match to match breakdowns of what happened just in case you missed it among all the epic battles, which made for a much better watching experience.

I have included the finals below for you to watch, but if you’re interested in the final battle you should skip to 5 hours 40 minutes. It’s intense as hell as Denial takes the win for 2015!

I’ve spoken enough. I only wanted to bring you this video filled with so much skill.

Top Gear – My thoughts

You should all know what’s been happening with Top Gear by now, and if you don’t then you’ve been living under a rock! It’s been all over the news, in the papers, and all over social media!

As the main incident has now been dealt with by the BBC (the “firing” of Jeremy Clarkson) I thought I would give my two pennies on the whole situation.

I would have to agree with the decision of the BBC to “sack” Jeremy over what he did. It wasn’t professional and nor was it the right thing to do, and it was over something so stupid, however in saying this it is a sad thing that he will no longer be part of Top Gear.

Fortunately there are rumours floating around stating that all three of the boys (Clarkson, May and Hammond) will have another show not on the BBC but on Sky 1 under the name Top Speed. How true this rumour is for sure I can’t say, but if the rumour does come to fruition I will be most happy that the show is not going to die with the BBC, as I’m sure many of its fans will also be.

Top Gear Cast

Image credit: bbc.co.uk

What are your thoughts on the subject? Do you think it should of been handled differently? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

A fresh new start

It’s never too late for a new start, and I felt my website needed one. Not much will change, in terms of how it looks, but there is significant change behind the scene.

I know I have said this before and I will probably say it again and again, but I will try to at least keep this up to date with a minimum of one post per week on a random topic. Just to try to keep things fresh and to accommodate all types of audience.

While I add content back to my website you should feel free to comment on this post with some topic ideas that you would like me to cover for you. It doesn’t particularly matter what topic you pick, as I will try my best to cover that subject. The topics I would find easiest to cover are listed below in no particular order.

  • Photography
  • Mobile phones
  • Travelling
  • Gaming – PC or Console
  • Technology
  • Breaking news – my opinions
  • Financial advice
  • Movies
  • Cinema
  • DVD
  • Software
  • Cooking
  • Family
  • Everyday life

There may very well be other random subjects that I’ll talk about, but these are all the ones I can think of right this second.

For now though you can enjoy a lovely photo of when I went to the Eden Project.

The Eden Project