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My man and I both turned 50 in 2016 – both ’66 babies!

To celebrate our joint century, we decided to draw up a list of things we wanted to do now we’d reached “maturity”.  The plan is to (eventually) do 50 things.  No time limit!01b79ac5ba70c8859446cb4cd0d0c74e8d2a740fc6_00001

  1. Visit Iceland (DONE! Went Dec ’16 for my 50th birthday … this is us there – blog post coming soon!
  2. Buy a house together (DONE! Bought Nov ’16) – blog post coming soon!
  3. Keep chickens 4 ARRIVED 13TH MARCH 2017! FERN, DORIS, IVY & MABEL 🙂
  4. See the Northern Lights (we weren’t lucky enough to see them in Iceland)
  5. Write 10 reasons each on why it’s great to be 50!
  6. Newfoundland road trip
  7. Sleep outside under the stars
  8. Send a message in a bottle
  9. Go to a nudist beach and swim in the sea (nude!)
  10. Eat in a Michelin star restaurant
  11. Produce a picture together (any media) and frame it
  12. Visit St Michael’s Mount
  13. Visit Mont St Michel
  14. Ride in a hot air balloon (we both dislike heights!)
  15. Walk along the Pennine Way
  16. Learn to sail
  17. Have our portrait taken
  18. Ride horses on a beach
  19. Visit Greenland
  20. Take our motorcycle test
  21. Visit Thermae Bath Spa
  22. Stargaze on the Isle of Man
  23. Visit the Isle of Wight
  24. See a ballet
  25. Watch a Shakespeare play in Stratford
  26. Do a wine-tasting trip
  27. Visit 50 friends in 2017
  28. Drink a 50 year old bottle of port (need to save up for it first – it’s c £140!)
  29. Join the National Trust
  30. Visit Sudbury Museum of Childhood
  31. See Phantom of the Opera
  32. Go on a spa weekend
  33. Visit the Faroe Islands
  34. Buy a bottle of wine to drink in 20 years
  35. Climb a mountain (NOT Kilimanjaro!)
  36. Write a letter to our 10-year future selves
  37. Buy each other a treat for less than £10
  38. Buy a new mattress! DONE!
  39. Learn a new skill (jointly) – dancing?
  40. Go to a music festival
  41. Ride on the West Highlands Railway
  42. Take afternoon tea
  43. Go walking in the Lake District
  44. Do a Treasure Trail
  45. Go to the races
  46. Stay in quirky accommodation– gypsy caravan, lighthouse, treehouse etc
  47. Visit Portmeirion where “The Prisoner” was filmed
  48. Have a weekend in London, visit Borough Market & British Museum
  49. Go to/host Murder Mystery dinner
  50. Get married


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