Ticked off so far…

So as you will notice I already have a few things ticked off my list, so I thought I’d share these experiences with you so you can have a nosey and who knows, you may be inspired to do them too!

7. Go skydiving…

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Back in July 2011 I decided to jump out of a plan for charity, I have to say its hands down one of the most amazing feeling’s to know I have done this. My good friend Joanne Hughes organised the day in aid of Breath for life. This is a charity that was initially set up by Joanne and others to help all Stoke CF patients to get a dedicated CF ward in the Royal Stoke hospital. We raised a huge amount that day and although we were not able to get the ward we wanted, it helped a lot towards having dedicated CF rooms and it also helped to make the ward a little nicer for patients.

Obviously, skydiving comes with risks, the biggest one for me is having the lungs to support the free fall, I had no doubt I would be fine but still had to be signed off by my consultant, luckily for me, they were very supportive.

It’s hard to explain the feeling of sitting on the edge of that plane with a stranger attached to my back, all I can remember is pure excitement, not one bit of me was nervous. It was amazing, pure adrenaline, I would say to anyone who is considering it, just do it, you won’t regret it.

8. Swim with dolphins…

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Who wouldn’t have this on their bucket list?! Every child dreams of doing this one day surely? Growing up I always thought I would never be able to go somewhere ‘exotic’ and fulfill this dream, luckily for me, I and my better half went to Mexico this April 2017. I have to say, I underestimated how good it would be, the whole experience felt very surreal and I couldn’t believe I was actually in the water surrounded by these beautiful creatures, they were so clever, so interactive and a lot of fun. You are never too old to do this!

12. Swim with sea turtles…

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In Mexico, we couldn’t help but buy some snorkels and explore, the experience of swimming in between thousands of bright colorful fish is amazing, we booked a day trip on a catamaran and never did I think we would be snorkeling up close and personal with these giant sea turtles! We were told about a family of sea turtles in a certain area of the sea, never do you think you will actually see them never mind swim beside them! We captured this image on our Go Pro, another unforgettable experience and another tick on my list!

32. Jump into an underground cenote…

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This is the freezing cold, fresh water cenote I jumped into, again in Mexico. (Mexico helped my bucket list a lot!) To get to the bottom of this cenote there were about 100 steps, hearing this put me off, I could get down the steps fine, but climbing back up would be a different matter! I was gutted because I knew I would never get the opportunity again, so off Liam went on his own, feeling down because we wanted to experience this together, then I had a thought, you know what, even if it takes me 2 hours climb back up these steps, I have to do this. So down I went to join Liam and instead of jumping getting in like most, I decided what the hell and climbed up to jump off a rock into it! Again, an unforgettable experience, mainly because I’m sure I knew how Rose and Jack on the Titanic felt! Unreal experience, I recommend it highly!

So that’s it, your all up to date with where I am on the list… who knows where my next adventure will be!

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