30 things to do in the year I turn 30


A friend of mine recently spent her 30th year doing 30 things she’d never done before. I like the idea so much, I’m stealing it. This is my 30th year – the big day isn’t until October so don’t worry, there’s still time to get my present – and so I’m carefully crafting my list of 30 new things I want to achieve this year. Where there’s a hyperlink, the challenge is complete and I’ve blogged about it; those that aren’t hyperlinks are still to be done; and if the list isn’t complete when you read this then I’m still in need of suggestions. (Fibro-friendly suggestions, obviously.)


1. Go to see Cirque du Soleil

2. Get a tattoo

3. Go to a fibromyalgia-friendly music festival

4. Cook a three course meal


5. Fix or refurbish something

6. Join a book club

7.Eat out for breakfast

8. Go glamping


9. Read Crime and Punishment

10. Drive in Europe

11. Try profiteroles

12. Participate in immersive theatre


13. Go blonde

14. Go to a casino

15. Have my fortune told

16. Take a creative course


17. Have a date night at home

18. Have dinner in the dark

19. Have a birthday party

20. Use twitter more


21. Go to Venice

22. See a famous person on stage

23. Carve a pumpkin

24. Learn Spanish


25. Buy a house

26. Participate in fancy dress

27. Ride on a tandem

28. Fundraise for BEFSA


29. Experience horror

30. Watch outdoor cinema