Back in 2012 I did this bucket list. It caused a lot of debate and did help me focus on things. Five and Half years later I thought it would be good to review and change some things. A lot of them I included originally relied on others so they have gone as it needs to be about me.

I removed the following

  • Have an apartment by the river
  • Have my own library (in my flat or house)
  • Spend an entire day in bed with someone I love
  • Have a million (genuine) followers on Twitter
  • Stay up all night talking with a friend
  • Have someone spontaneously take me away for a romantic weekend
  • Live and work in London
  • Get a Masters Degree

Any items that I have completed have stayed on and are in red. New things have a note in green.

So here is my revised bucket list.


  • Visit the 7 continents – Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antartica, Oceania
  • Visit New York City and see a Broadway Show
  • Go to Hogmany (added 2018)
  • Go to the New Years Eve Fireworks in London (added 2018)
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit the 7 new Wonders of the World (Machu Picchu, Peru,The Colisseum in Rome, Petra, Jordan, Christ Redeemer, Brazil, The Great Wall of China, Chichen Itza, Mexico, The Taj Mahal, India)
  • Go to Japan
  • Visit Legoland , Billund (added 2018)
  • Visit the British Isles capital cities –  London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast
  • Go to America and take part in a Thanksgiving Meal
  • Visit Scandinavia – Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (added 2018)
  • Visit Dublin (added 2018)
  • Visit Cape Town (added 2018)
  • Visit Paris (added 2018)
  • Visit San Francisco (added 2018)
  • Visit Boston (added 2018)
  • Visit Washington DC (Added 2018)
  • Visit Australia (added 2018)


  • Appear in a play/musical  – Completed 27th-30th June 2013
  • Represent the UK at something
  • Hang out with a celeb
  • Attend a major awards ceremony (e.g. Brit Awards, Turner Prize, Booker Prize, Oscars, BAFTA’s or Olivier Awards)
  • Be on TV
  • Go swimming with dolphins
  • Fly First Class
  • Go snowboarding
  • Go Zorbing
  • Go to Glastonbury Festival
  • Go to the Olympics
  • Go to the Football World Cup
  • Go to the Commonwealth Games
  • Ride on a sledge pulled by Husky’s
  • Eat Scallops
  • Go to a school reunion
  • Go to the Eurovision Song Contest
  • See a Golden Eagle in the wild
  • Go to Comic Con – Completed March 29th 2015
  • Experience Zero Gravity
  • Go whale watching
  • See an active volcano
  • Stay in a 5* Hotel
  • Make a coffee in a Starbucks
  • Go to a gay pride event – Completed June 5th 2014 @ Durham Pride
  • Stay in the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh (added 2018)
  • Go to Hay on Wye Book Festival (added 2018)


  • Get Married
  • Be a Godparent
  • Be Best Man at a wedding
  • Go on a stag do
  • Get my own place

Learn something new

  • Learn Latin
  • Learn to play volleyball
  • Learn to Salsa Dance
  • Learn Pilates
  • Learn Yoga
  • Learn to drive


  • Be asked to speak at a conference
  • Get a promotion – Completed August 2013
  • Be headhunted
  • Work in Edinburgh or Manchester (added 2018)
  • Complete CILIP charter ship (added 2018)


  • Have a book published
  • Write a play and have it performed (added 2018)
  • Perform in a play in a leading role (added 2018)
  • Read the complete works of Charles Dickens.
  • Read every winner of the Booker Prize
  • Watch every film that has won Best Picture at the Oscars