Drink a beer with my (adult) son in the pub
Trek to Mt Everest Base Camp
In February 2012 I joined nine other intrepid adventurers from all over Australia to trek to Everest Base Camp. On the 14 February we achieved our aim. Each of us had raised over $3000 for the Cure Cancer Australia Foundation and we had overcome so many obstacles to get there. -25 Deg and 100km/hr winds were no match for our determination… This was my first real ‘bucket list’ item… It also contributed $7648 towards my aim of raising $100000 for good causes.
Visit the Empire State Building
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Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
Play basketball in a team with my son
Shave my head for a good cause
In Oct 2012, I joined my team ‘The Wolfpack’ for the Sydney Ride to Conquer Cancer. The last fundraising event (the day before) was an auction to shave my noggin… I ended up raising $3781 for the event which will be counted in my aim to raise $100000 for good causes… This was a seriously well run and fun event, can’t wait to do it all again this year!
Act in a play that I wrote
Sing a solo part in a musical
See a Broadway show live
Marry the love of my life
25 May 2008 – what a great day it was…
Ride in a Gondola in Venice
Do a cooking class in Italy
Walk the Cinque Terre
In June 208, my wife and I did this amazing walk. I commend it to everyone. Simply stunning. Swimming in Manerola Harbour was amazing too!
Go white water rafting
Have done this a few times now… Very addictive, but the occasion that stands out was in the Arkansas River in Colorado… Stunning scenery and great rapids!
Swim with Dolphins in the wild
Akaroa Harbour 2011 – in pursuit of No 97 – Campervan around NZ, my gorgeous wife and I got the awesome opportunity to swim with the Hector Dolphins offshore. Amazing!
See the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace
Cycle up the Alpe de Huez
Climb the Great Wall of China
Volunteer at an orphanage
Spend a night partying in New Orleans
Visit the Colloseum
Do something physically challenging with my son
Experience a white Christmas
Go to a music festival
Make my home near the beach
Drive across the Nullabor Plain
Complete a PhD
Do a cooking class in Spain
Just completed the most amazing Tapas Cooking Class in Barcelona. Learned so much and had a great time doing it! YEAH!
Take a holiday in Tahiti
Ride a motorcycle
Visit Auschwitz to pay my respects to those poor souls who suffered
Attend a TED conference
Complete a Tour De Cure
Go on a surf safari
Walk the Milford Track
See the real Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa @ The Louvre… Complete!
Visit the Grand Canyon
Visit the Statue of Liberty
Compete in a Mountain Bike Race
See a West End show live
Chicago! Ironically in London!
NYE in Times Square
Drive a racing car around a track… Fast!
Visit the Western Front battlefields
Lest We Forget – Flanders Fields WW1
Go camping by the beach, by myself, in silence, for one week
Go to a Blues Bar in Chicago
Sleep in a Castle
Hear the Dalai Lama speak live
Attend a meditation retreat
Walk a part of the Camino de Santiago
3 Days – 80 km St Jean Pied De Port (France) to Pamplona (Spain) everything from Electrical Storms and Torrential Rain to Bright Sunshine. Got a taste – We did (allegedly) the hardest part. I will be back to do the other 32 days!
Hit a hole in one
See (the real) Statue of David
During our honeymoon in 2008 – love Tuscany and all it offers to the adventurous traveller.
Visit the Eiffel Tower
Yup – Got that one done!
Complete an Oxfam Trailwalker
Do a colour run
Canberra 2014 – Funnest Run Ever!
Learn to play a song on guitar and record it
See Big Ben
Work trip to Portsmouth, allowed me a weekend in London… Touring with a local makes it easier!
Follow the Tour Down Under on a bicycle
Go on an African safari
Take up sketching as a hobby
Do a cooking class in France
Visit St Petersburg
Weigh less than 110kg and remain that way
Take a caravan holiday around Australia with my wife
See the Northern Lights
Complete an Iron Distance Triathlon
I am officially an Ironman! Ironman Melbourne 2014, done and dusted!
ANZAC Day Dawn Service on a Battlefield
Publish an article of my own work
Surf at Hawaii
Heck of a long paddle out – organised a bunch of work colleagues and had a great time!
Visit the Taj Mahal
I was all of 16 and incredibly lucky to be touring India with a mall group of Uni students… One day I’ll go back…
See a mountain and sprint stage of the Tour De France – 50% Complete
This year – we got to see a Sprint finish at Oyonnax but were unable to see a Mountain Stage – Next time!
Design an amazing 5 course menu and cook it. IN PROGRESS
1. Scallops, Leek Confit & Macadamia Crumbs
2. Spicy Paprika, Lime Chicken with Spinach & Sweet Potato Bombs
3. Slow Cooked Lamb, Blackcurrant Glaze & Spiced Yoghurt
4. Slow Cooked Port & Vanilla Beef Cheek
5. Chilli Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Raspberries
Watch the Boston Celtics play live
Tour the White House
Send a message in a bottle
Attend a massive rock concert
Hunters & Collectors farewell tour at the Palais in St Kilda. Couldn’t think of a better band to see and achieve this goal…. Loved it, loved it, loved it!
Eat at one of the World’s top 100 restaurants
Visit Walt Disney World in Florida
Work with troubled youth on an Adventure Therapy Program
Sit on a Jury
Have a coffee on the footpath in Paris
What more needs to be said???
Raise my son to adulthood
Technically – This is true…
Watch Carlton win a ‘flag’ at the MCG
Help a stranger
Trek to Macchu Pichu
Drive Route 66
Throw a dart at a map and go wherever it lands
Live and work overseas for at least 6 months
Saturday night (September 6) he took me out for Ribs, Wings, Beers and Rugby for Father’s Day. Great Night!
Join the Volunteer Marine Rescue Service
Visit the original Disneyland and enjoy it like a child
Accompany the Wallabies on a Spring Tour
Raise $100000 for good causes
Progress So Far:
Ironman Melbourne: $2756
Everest Trek: $7648
RTCC 2013: $2560
RTCC 2012: $3781
R4L 2009-2013: $2495
Tour De Cure 2015 & 2016: $27650
Oxfam Trailwalker 2018: $4200
Total so far: $51180
Design and build my own home
Sail The Whitsunday’s in a yacht
Travel around New Zealand in a Campervan
Walk the Overland Track in Tasmania
Visit Westminster Abbey
Maintain a record of my 100 things
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