Pablo Cheesecake Wants You….

…well your ideas anyway.

Let me explain

I’ve been pondering the big four oh for a while now, weird because mentally I think I’ll always be  perpetually about fifteen but hey ho. I suppose I view reaching this age, like a lot of people, as something of a milestone. Now, I’ll admit that I’m not quite there yet (my 40th birthday isn’t actually until 24th July 2014. Feel free to mark it on your calendars NOW people!) but it has given me a bit of an idea. I’ve decided that from my thirty-ninth birthday until the big day I am going to attempt forty tasks that I’ve never done before. You know, sort of a bucket list type thingee.

This audacious plan involves me creating a new website where I’ll blog about my various adventures and maybe even get some amusing photos/videos posted. I’ve purchased the domain name (calm down, don’t go there yet just yet. I’ll let you know when it’s live.)

To begin with though I need a bit of help from you lovely virtual pixes that live in the InterTubes. I need some suggestions of things that I can try/do as part of my mission. There are only three rules to this.

  • Firstly,  I really can’t do heights AT ALL so I wont be throwing myself out of any planes or bungee jumping naked off Big Ben.
  • Secondly,  I’m not independently wealthy so cost is a factor. Please take that into consideration if you have an idea.
  • Finally – I am a delicate flower so contact sports are out. (Sad I know, pesky brain injury. I always imagined I’d be rather good a rugby.)

To give you an idea of that sort of thing I am talking about here is the list as it currently stands.

  1. Knitting
  2. Ice Skating
  3. Read ‘Catcher in The Rye’
  4. Knife and Axe Throwing
  5. Visit Stonehenge
  6. Visit Glastonbury Tor
  7. Falconry
  8. Skype someone in another country
  9. Walk a dog (I’ve been with people who have walked their dogs but I’ve never actually walked a dog myself. I know, crazy).
  10. Got to an observatory
  11. Enter a race. (They tell me that it’s the taking part that counts.)
  12. Watch the number one film from each year from 1974 onwards. For reference I’m using this site
  13. Get my back waxed (*gulps*)
  14. Climb a mountain
  15. Go to a ballet
  16. Eat a Pontefract cake
  17. Go to an opera
  18. Create a short film
  19. Attend a dance class (not sure what style yet?)
  20. Yoga

Sadly (you may have noticed) I’ve only have twenty things at the moment. You all have to help!!! and remember this is things I have never done before.


If you have an idea feel free to leave a comment or drop me a line at

I look forward to your nonsense with anticipation.

Pablo “does 40 things before he’s 40” Cheesecake

3 thoughts on “Pablo Cheesecake Wants You….

  1. How about:
    – Swim in a Fjord
    – Do a stand-up set at an open-mic
    – Read a short story from every country (translated obviously)
    – Sail a boat
    – Spend a day in a soup kitchen
    – Make a musical instrument
    – Listen to all top 100 best selling albums (
    – Paint a self portrait
    – Wear a different hat for 40 consecutive days.
    – Wrestle a bear.

    Hope that gives you some ideas.

  2. Here are my recommendations
    – Crochet a amigurumi stuffed animal (it’s easier than knitting!)
    – Do an Open Mike Night *any city has a bar/club that has one(either Poetry or Stand up Comedy)
    – Take a pottery or ceramic class *so much fun!*
    – Volunteer at the Hospital
    – Construct a Papier Mache sculpture as large as you are *Done it – so fun*
    – Write some letters to deployed US Soldiers
    – Volunteer for the Big Brother program
    – Go to an Old Folks home and volunteer or just chat with some old folks they love it
    – Try woodcarving
    – Refinish an old antique piece of furniture

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