Hello!

My name is AJ and I’m a Scottish 20 something year old that enjoys a good ramble. If I am not doing my day job, I am either on skyscanner checking out the cheapest flights or exploring somewhere closer to home and enjoying whipping up something in the kitchen.

 

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As I approach the big 3-0 at the end of 2021, I have made it my mission to do 30 things that I have always wanted to do. Some are quite ambitious and some that I have always wanted to go but never got around to doing them. Here is my list down below and some of my progress.

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30 BEFORE 30 PROGRESS

#1 Complete a multi-country trip – Jan ’18
#2 Learn to make pasta – March ’18
#3 Go to 30 Gigs – May ’18 
# 4 Feed a baby farm animal – June ’18
#5 Learn how to drive – Oct ’18
#6 Get my Master’s Degree – Nov ’18
#7 Visit Dublin – Jan ’19
#8 Visit a Scottish Island – March ’19
#9 Walk along a white sandy beach – March ’19
#10 Learn to make bread – May ’19
#11 Go to France (again) – May ’19
#12 Enjoy a Ladurée Macaron – May ’19
#13 Give Blood – Aug ’19
#14 See the Aurora Borealis – Oct ’19
#15 Go to Yo! Sushi – Nov ’19

 

 

TRAVELS

27 out of 30

UK*, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Czechia, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Denmark, Spain (Mainland & Canary Islands), Netherlands, Belgium Hungary, Slovakia, Greece, Cyprus, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & China.

*I have visited all countries within the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) but inline with the UN member state membership, only recognise this as one country.

NEXT DESTINATION: Austria (again), Ukraine

Check out the map to see my adventures in more detail


GIGS
32 out of 30

Michael Bublé, Whitney Houston, Foy Vance, Lionel Richie, Scott Bradlee & The Post Modern Jukebox, Morgan James, Paloma Faith, Maroon 5, Lana del Rey, The Fray, Mumford & Sons, Placebo, Ke$ha, Frightened Rabbit (x3), Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra, Katzenjammer (x2), Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, Marina & The Diamonds, Passenger (x2), Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Kanye West & Jay-Z, Nerina Pallot (x2), Evanescence, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Ben Folds and Ed Sheeran.

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SCOTTISH CASTLES

15 out of 30

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Check out my map below detailing my progress.

Note: Due various reasons including being a private residence or ruined, some castles are only able to be viewed externally.

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