Saturday, 14 April 2012

50 Things to Do Before You're 11 ¾

The National Trust was, I always thought, established to look after old buildings of national importance so when I saw that they had produced a list of 50 Things to Do Before You're 11¾ I was just a little bemused. It transpired that this is little more than a gimmick to get people to visit NT properties. Anyway, here is the list as produced by the National Trust:
1. Climb a tree
2. Roll down a really big hill
3. Camp out in the wild
4. Build a den
5. Skim a stone
6. Run around in the rain
7. Fly a kite
8. Catch a fish with a net
9. Eat an apple straight from a tree
10. Play conkers
11. Throw some snow
12. Hunt for treasure on the beach
13. Make a mud pie
14. Dam a stream
15. Go sledging
16. Bury someone in the sand
17. Set up a snail race
18. Balance on a fallen tree
19. Swing on a rope swing
20. Make a mud slide
21. Eat blackberries growing in the wild
22. Take a look inside a tree
23. Visit an island
24. Feel like you're flying in the wind
25. Make a grass trumpet
 26. Hunt for fossils and bones
27. Watch the sun wake up
28. Climb a huge hill
29. Get behind a waterfall
30. Feed a bird from your hand
31. Hunt for bugs
32. Find some frogspawn
33. Catch a butterfly in a net
34. Track wild animals
35. Discover what's in a pond
36. Call [like] an owl
37. Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool
38. Bring up a butterfly
39. Catch a crab
40. Go on a nature walk at night
41. Plant it, grow it, eat it
42. Go wild swimming
43. Go rafting
44. Light a fire without matches
45. Find your way with a map and compass
46. Try bouldering
47. Cook on a campfire
48. Try abseiling
49. Find a geocache
50. Canoe down a river

Hmm. There are quite a few things on that list that I have never done - and I'm 69¾!


Stephen Hayes said...

Catching a butterfly in a net is something i would never do. I love butterflies.

Buck said...

I had to google at least four items on this list.

"Two peoples, separated by a common language."

Uncle Skip, said...

I am amazed at how many I had actually accomplished before I was 11¾, how many since, and how many are left

Something to look forward to