To celebrate my 50th birthday in 2020 I’m attempting 50 things; some scary, some relaxing, others entertaining. One of the scarier options on my list was abseiling 300ft off the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.
London has plenty of unusual experiences to suit all tastes. If, like me, you enjoy a smidgeon of adventure how about a day out climbing Up at the O2 and sliding down the Orbit slide?
What better way to spend a wet winter’s day than caving in the Mendips? The perfect way to tick off one of my 50th birthday challenges.
In case it’s not apparent from the title I’m 50 this year!
I’m not one for parties but I do want to celebrate my half century. I’ve decided on a self indulgent year, doing more of those things I always meant to do, from outdoor activities to attending talks and shows.
The Picos de Europa are a small mountain range in northern Spain. It’s an incredibly scenic area with jagged limestone peaks and luxuriant green meadows; a world away from the Spanish Costas. Even as I write this I’m not sure why the Picos languished for so many years on my ‘must visit one day’ list as it’s a fabulous place to visit if you like the outdoor life.
When I offered my teen son a weekend away of his choice I didn’t expect him to request a cycling holiday. I’d had visions of us seeing the sights in a European city. But I couldn’t go back on my promise so after much deliberation we settled on a cycle ride around the Isle of Wight.