Monday, 5 March 2018

My 'Weird Things' Bucket List

In my 6.5 years of writing on this blog, I've done far too many 'Bucket List' posts to count. I thought I'd actually done an update not too long ago, but upon looking back it seems it was way back in August of 2016!! Though I hadn't really planned on doing another update or anything, I was thinking about some more 'unconventional' or different things that I've always fancied doing or wondered how they would be to do, so here that list is in blog post form :)

Roll in Mud
This is actually the point that spurred this post. I was watching a video of a pig and it just looked like a lot of fun haha. Obviously, I'd like a bather or something on, not to be totally nakey.

Walk Hot Coals
I'm not sure if this is on my main list, but I'm pretty sure it will be because it's been something I've wanted to do forever. It seems like one of the main 'mind over matter' experiences and I'd love to try it. I have tough feet!

Try to Fire Breathe or Sword Swallow
Ever since seeing the Circus of Horrors live back in like 2007/8 I fancied giving this a go too. It's all about training your body, isn't it? I do have the worse gag reflex I've ever known in someone though.

Dive with Sharks
To be in a cage and be surrounded by such amazing animals would be insane! I looked into a dive with rescue sharks at an aquarium once but they had limitations if you had certain medical conditions - asthma being one. Maybe one day...

Sleep Somewhere Haunted
From around age 12, I've been super into the paranormal and would watch things like Dead Famous and Most Haunted religiously. When Chillingham Castle, which is 20miles from me, was featured on Most Haunted I wanted to go stay there. I've never gotten up the guts. My Mam has been and done the evening tour with her work colleagues but I think in a group it heightens the hysteria and scraps all rationalism. 

Lay on a Bed of Nails
Probably another weird one that stems from loving things like the Circus of Horrors and magicians etc. Don't you think it'd be fun?

What do you reckon? Just a short list for now and some that are almost 100% unrealistic but all things that have crossed my mind as something that would be so awesome to be able to say I'd done. Have you done any of the above? Or would you like to? If not what 'weird' or extreme things have you done?
Let me know in the comments and check out my main bucket list here.


  1. I would love to dive with sharks, not so much the rest on the list you've mentioned. Beside the castle, but I'm not bothered by notions like haunted castles. :)

  2. This is such a great idea Danielle, to have some more unusual bucket list items for a change. I think diving with sharks has to be on my list too. Ever since I was a child I've been completely enamoured with them, I just adore sharks, so to do something like that would be amazing. Also, sleeping in a haunted place overnight - yes, yes and yes! Would love to do that. - Tasha

    1. Thank you!

      It seems not to be as strange as I though haha! I hope you get to do it one day!


  3. I'd love to go diving with sharks but I'd rally have to work on my swimming strength I reckon! Sleeping somewhere haunted is definitely on my agenda though! x

    1. I can't believe how 'not unusual' that is lol! You don't really need to be able to swim though as you're just in a cage.