Bucket List

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  1. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    Okay. Let's try and keep off footie until the new season and think about what would be on your bucket list. I'm sure that if you are only in your 20's, 30's, 40's and maybe 50's then there are still a lot of things you'd like to do in your life. Older farts like me have probably done loads so our lists aren't as long. For example, I've climbed the highest peaks in the UK, I've driven coaches and lorries. Been a glass blower, undertaker and had security clearance to be airside at airports. Had a hazardous goods licence, been on TV, radio and met many celebrities in my time. Written a book, had 8 kids, got 17 grandkids, have one great-grandson. But there are still some things yet to see or do before I pop me clogs. My list of ten (in no particular order, and certainly not complete!), are:
    Watch a live performance of Swan Lake.
    See the Northern Lights.
    Visit Rome.
    Learn to speak fluent Italian.
    See Madame Butterfly performed live on stage.
    Increase my photography skills.
    Eat at the Djemaa el Fna in Marrakesh, Morocco.
    Do a Beatles tour of Liverpool.
    Eat a snail. (Escargot).
    Skydive.
     
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    Some great stuff on there. Have only done the Morocco one. Have eaten a whelk so that's near enough to a snail? Favourite tune of all time is the Humming Chorus - would love to hear that live.
     
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    I've eaten frogs legs. They were delicious! I also love virtually all sea food stuff e.g. mussels, cockles, whelks and oysters. I ate a dozen oysters once. Only three of them worked!
     
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    Yep love all seafood. Once nearly choked to death on a fairground waltzer chewing a very large whelk, would have been a bizarre way to go!

    What was the book about?
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    That is so much like "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables. Brilliant piece of music.
     
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    It's just my autobiography. I was brought up in care of local authorities and also spent 5 years in a convent up bringing. Horrible childhood, so decided to write about it.
     
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    The Humming Chorus can bring a tear to the eye. It's beautiful and sad - makes me think of the people I've lost down the years.
     
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    Will listen to Bring Him Home - don't know it.

    The book sounds like therapy H.
     
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    Skydive is awesome. Ticked it off my list a few weeks back. Am considering a solo license for £2000
     
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    I went on a roller-coaster once. Never again! Dropping fron a height is not my idea of fun.
     
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    I'm the opposite. I love 'em!
     
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    You don't fancy a go on this then?

     
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    That would give me the absolute buzz!
     
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    Watch a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral
    See a total eclipse
    Northern Lights
    Wake up in a rain forest
    Bobsleigh down the Cresta Run
    Canoe from my house to my brother's, probably five days away at least
    See British Lions tour Australia
    See the Arctic or Antarctic
    Take a sleeper train to the Highlands
     
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    The man has a great voice
     
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    Hogmanay in Edinburgh

    I’d love to live in America and experience a Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas and proper winter out there

    Was supposed to see Les miserable In Birmingham in April but I broke me leg the week before so that’s on the list


    I’d love to try my hand at stand up comedy and possibly get back involved in broadcasting again
     
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    I’ve done a July 4th in Boston, and a thanksgiving, sort of, in Vermont. Hotel in Vermont was great, chef used to come chat us after the meal. Asked us what we would like for the next night. We all said thanksgiving meal. He asked all the yanks in the restaurant, and they all thought it was a great idea, so that’s what he did.
     
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    Have had a bucket list since a kid so done some already

    Always wanted to go to India - off for the second time in November
    Always wanted to trek in Nepal - did that a good few years ago when I was a lot fitter
    live abroad somewhere - ended up in Egypt and Cayman

    Still want to ...........
    ultimate - dive with manta rays
    operate a ROV along the Mariana Trench
    see the northern lights - went to Iceland but they didnt show up miserable sods
    walk the coast to coast
    watch CCFC win the FA Cup again
     
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    Les Misérables is a fantastic show to see live, I’ve lost count of the number of times I have. The London show is especially impressive.

    I’ve also done a sky dive over Lake Taupo in New Zealand and was one of the scariest and best experiences of my life. I’d definitely recommend.

    I have dived with mantra rays before too, although doing it with sharks is even better!

    Finally, Rome is a fantastic place to visit for a long weekend. Pretty much everything is within walking distance which is rare for such a busy and attraction heavy place. Plus, there’s loads of great bars/pubs between each!
     
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    HH Rome is great do it - you can walk everywhere- stay in the centre

    Forget Morrocco (IMO) dodgy place

    Snails in garlic - lovely !

    Every days a bucket list possibility
     
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    I reckon stand up must be one of the hardest most terrifying things to do.
    I also think a lot people who start doing it get addicted. I knew a lad who used to do a bit and without being horrible, he was dreadful buy he just kept going back for more, (unfortunately for him the audience didnt).
     
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    I was in Epcot for the 4th of July in 1999 , the fireworks were spectacular, my wife and I were in the rose and crown bar . A wwf wrestler was in there called The road dog Jesse James he held court for about 20 mins
     
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    Had a couple of pints in that Rose and Crown in 1990.
     
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    I shall go. Looks a better version of Stealth at Thorpe Park
     
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    perhaps add 'try wearing a condom' to your bucket list? :)
     
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    :emoji_smile: I tried that once. It was like washing me feet with socks on! Anyway, far too late for me now! :emoji_smile:
     
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    I must admit swimming with hammerheads was pretty exciting and we did a couple of specialist shark trips when I was working on the boats in Egypt but manta rays have eluded me all my diving career.

    Florence is also a fab place to visit with everything close to the city center.
     
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    I'll just add: Do a whole return journey on the Orient Express. I doubt if I could ever afford that though!
     
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    I did a one-way Orient Express to Venice years ago. Fantastic. Would like to do a return trip on it one day.
     
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    Don't swim with dolphins, they get a bit clicky.
     
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    why, are you still there (Venice)?
     
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    Taking my wife and daughter swimming with dolphins in Florida at the end of July although I may have to give that a miss
     
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    I was murdered on the way...... I meant a return trip back from heaven...
     
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    The Masters in Augusta
    Go to Vegas
    See Miami Dolphins play at home
    Learn to play the guitar
    Boxing at Maddison Square Garden
    Cricket at the MCG, ideally an Ashes Test
    And above all this, hope I live long enough to walk my daughter down the aisle and be a grandad
     

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