40 before 40

40 Things before I’m 40

I love a good list!!

If you hadn’t already noticed, I like lists. I always have to have a shopping list on the go. I have to-do lists for things round the house, to-do lists for blogging, to-do lists for things I’d like to do round the house “one day”, I’ve started my second #101in1001. I have a list of things I want to achieve in 2018. And now, here is another one!

This is one that will last me a little bit longer. It is a list of things I’d love to do, but things that might take me a while to achieve them. It’s 40 things before I’m 40.

It is my 31st birthday on Saturday, and so this then gives me 9 years to complete as many things on this list as possible. Some of them I have to admit I may not complete (like the half marathon, or finishing making a quilt), but it is something that I can try to work towards.

A fair few of these require a bit of travel, which in turn requires money, so we shall see as to how that goes!

40 Things Before I'm 40

40 Things Before I’m 40

  1. See the Northern Lights
  2. Visit New York at Christmas
  3. Do a cookery course
  4. Move house
  5. Watch the sunrise and sunset on the longest day of the year
  6. Do a Colour Run
  7. Go Glamping
  8. Write a will
  9. See as many of my favourite bands as possible
  10. Eat at “Dans Le Noir?”
  11. Have Afternoon/High Tea at The Ritz or similar
  12. Eat at a 3* Michelin restaurant
  13. Buy a piece of art
  14. Make (edible) bread
  15. Fly First Class
  16. Go to Oktoberfest
  17. Visit Iceland
  18. Go on a cruise
  19. Learn how to make a fire
  20. Cook a full Christmas Dinner, on my own
  21. Do something special for my 40th birthday
  22. Finish (and start!!) making a quilt
  23. Visit the Thermae Bath spa
  24. Attend BBC Proms
  25. Attend Wimbledon
  26. Watch a Shakespeare play at The Globe
  27. Climb one (if not all) of the Three Peaks
  28. Improve my wine knowledge
  29. Visit every county in the UK
  30. Learn how to change a tyre
  31. Visit the Giant’s Causeway
  32. Visit the Black Country Living Museum
  33. Learn how to make an origami crane (or similar)
  34. Visit the Anne Frank museum
  35. Visit Sagrada Famìlia once it is completed
  36. Have a real Christmas tree
  37. Run a half marathon
  38. Make my own wine/beer
  39. Visit 5 countries I’ve never been to before
  40. Make a piece of clothing for myself.

40 Things Before I'm 40

I’ll try to write updates over this time, and probably a post after each one that I complete. If you can help me with any of them, please do!


  1. zoecorkhill

    February 1, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    You can come stay with us and go visit the Black Country museum! They are open to reviews too 😉

    1. Sophie

      February 1, 2018 at 6:59 pm

      Oooh, that’s interesting to know!

  2. Jan

    February 1, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Well you can cook my Christmas dinner any time you like…

    1. Sophie

      February 1, 2018 at 10:44 pm

      Only if you get a cooker rather than you’re range!!!

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