Top 40 Things to Do After 40

40 Things to Do After 40Top 40 Things to do After your 40

I recently ran a competition that involved people telling me what their ‘Ultimate Thing to do after 40 was’.  I had nearly 300 suggestions so thought I’d compile a list of my favourite Top 40 Things to do After your 40.  I personally don’t have a bucket list as I think it would put too much pressure on me.  I plan on enjoying a few glasses of wine and for once in my life feeling comfortable in my own skin.  However, I’m now intrigued to try a few of these.

  1. Travel, travel, travel
  2. See the Northern Lights
  3. Dance on a West End stage
  4. Buy a sports car
  5. Hair balloon flight
  6. Holiday without the kids
  7. Go to Vegas and play the slots
  8. Europe in a Luxury Camper Van
  9. Bungee Jump
  10. Swim with dolphins
  11. Climb Kilimanjaro
  12. Canoeing in Canada
  13. Play with my grand children
  14. Go wing walking
  15. Have some ‘me’ time
  16. Keep the weight off
  17. Go trekking up Everest
  18. Go Zorbing
  19. Loop a light aircraft
  20. Witness a total eclipse of the sun
  21. Have a baby
  22. Write a novel
  23. Retire… a desert island
  24. Ice skating in central park
  25. Learn to play an instrument
  26. Run a marathon
  27. Go to space
  28. Learn a foreign language
  29. Buy a designer handbag
  30. White Water Rafting
  31. See The Nutcracker in New York
  32. Route 66
  33. Jump out of a plane
  34. Scuba diving off the great barrier reef
  35. Start looking after yourself
  36. Get a degree
  37. Go to my first rave
  38. To live life like I’m getting younger not older
  39. Dump everything in your life that makes you unhappy – life’s too short
  40. Enjoy life and not worry about all the things you did when you were young

What is your ultimate thing to do after you turn 40?




We’re going on a Raindrop Hunt!

It rains 1 day out of 3 in the UK.  I know I’ve researched it.  So we have to make the most of it.  Last week, when it had just stopped raining,  I armed my 5 year old daughter with my camera phone and we went for a walk in search of rain drops. 

It was brilliant, however, it took fricking ages to get to Sainsbury’s.


What do you do with your kids in the rain?  Would love some inspiration.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Things to do outdoors no matter what the weather!

I’m always desperate to get Madame to play outside in the garden more.  However, are garden is the size of a postage stamp and really not that appealing.

The other night I was cooking dinner and to amuse her, while I was busy, I passed her this book with a few post it notes and asked her to mark the activities she liked.

Activities for kids in the rain


The next time I turned around she’d put her coat on, was in the garden and had made this…

Art from Nature


And then was doing this….

Playing in the Rain

Fabulous!  As you can tell I absolutely love this book, it has loads of things to do outdoors in the rain, wind and snow from Mud Castles to Puddle Reflections to Rain Painting!

You can find it here on Amazon.


Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for review purposes.