One team from the North West office of Hays, the other from Yorkshire took to the football pitch of the Etihad Stadium in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity.
2014 is over, I wonder what 2015 will bring…
Today I did something I had never done before, and that was swim in open water. Naturally I did it for charity, however the experience was fantastic, with water being a lovely 20.5°C. Here is a little post to document the morning in the open water.
2 years since a holiday, and over 8 since I had been to Israel, this summer reset those clocks back to 0 as I took a well earned break to Israel for a week.
Unlike the runs which I signed up to, I’m actually going to partake in the swim, therefore, yes, it means that I am fundraising. Please do donate whatever you can, I really do appreciate your donation, no value is too small.
Things don’t always pan out as you would like or hope, and indeed the time can arise where a change is required, even tho its sooner than you would have liked. That being said, things always do work themselves out in the end.
Its always a welcome break to get away from things, especially when you have been working hard during the year, and haven’t taken any holiday off from work since September the 2nd. Therefore having a few days in beautiful Yorkshire, getting some fresh air, eating some good food and spending time with family will always go down well.
David is now 21, which means should we return to America, he can now sample the alcoholic beverages with me – how delightful!
Tis the season to do all the things which I can’t do back in Manchester, such as baking and making pretty cakes. Here are a few of the things I’ve decorated/made since being back at home.
I would like to think that I have many more years left before the time comes where I actually look over this list and see the things which I haven’t completed, and regret not doing something about it. However I think having something written down will not only give me the motivation to complete these things, but also act as an insight into the kind of person I am. Naturally the things which are on my bucket list may be similar to those which appear on other people’s bucket list, mainly that’s because deep down there are things which every human wants to do given the chance. However I think there will be a few things which are different. To make things easier to read, I have divided them up into categories. Travel: Spend Christmas/New Year in the Presidential Suite, Plaza Hotel NYC. Visit a country in every continent. Be the only person on a tropical island for 24 hours. See the Northern Lights. Visit the North/South Poles. Go scuba diving in The Great Barrier Reef. Abseil down the Burj Al Arab hotel. Travel across Thailand, New Zealand and Australia. Go into space. See all the natural wonders of the world. Fitness: Running: Run 10km – Booked 18th May 2014. Run a Half Marathon. Run a Full Marathon. Swimming: Swim 1km in open water – Booked 19th July 2014. Swim 5km in open water. Swim 10km in open water. Misc: Get a six-pack. Lift double my bodyweight. Take part in a boxing match. Life: Raise £10,000 for charity. Mentor a young person through being diagnosed with Crohns Disease. Big Spender: Drive a Super Car. [June 2013] Own a Super Car. Dine in a Michelin Star restaurant. Have a bank balance of over £1m. Be mortgage/debt free. Own a top spec Mac Pro with three displays. Own the latest Canon Pro SLR with full set of L-Series lenses. Have a fitted suit from Saville Row. Be driven in a Limo. [August 2011] Own a penthouse apartment in at least 5 different countries. Travel 1st Class by every airline on the OneWorld Partnership. Drink a bottle of Champagne which is worth more than £10,000 Madness: Go Skydiving. Go Bungee Jumping. Ride a motorbike in a quarter of a mile drag. Drive a JetSki. [August 2011] Attend a rock concert. Miscellaneous: Meet The Queen. Meet The Prime Minister. Meet The President of The United States of America. Meet an A-list celebrity. Meet Tim Cook (Apples CEO) Write and have a book published. Appear in the news (for something good). Obtain a Phd. Events To Attend: An Apple Keynote address. NYE Celebrations in London. Thanksgiving in the USA. A movie premier. The filming of a TV programme. So that’s it, there are probably a few things which I have missed out, and so will probably have to write an update post, but as it stands, these are the things which I want to do. Considering I’ve only done three of these things, I best get busy!