Some off the top of my head:
Playing a marimba solo at the Royal Albert Hall during the National Marching Band Championships in 1987 (aged 15). We won the best Keyboards section trophy.
Getting fan mail (twice) for video games I’ve designed (PlayStation 1 and Atari Jaguar).
Directing Sean Bean for a game voice over/video narration.
2500+ miles road trips around:
Florida and the Keys
Vegas, Grand/Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, South California
New York (4 times) and New England
Michigan and Grand Rapids (‘Beer City USA’).
Getting an official Mensa genius-level score on their test (aged 17).
My first tube ride (and lots after - body boarding)/riding a 12ft wave, while living in Newquay.
Coming 7th in the 2005 British Pipe Smoking Championships on my first (and only) attempt.
Meeting Jimmy Cricket, Fred Feast (from Coronation Street), Brian Jacks, Neil Adams (judo), Leighton Rees (pro darts player), Peter Osgood (former England footie star), Chris Walker (motorbike racer), David Moorcroft (olympic distance runner), at separate times.
Passing both car and motorbike IAM Advanced tests and eventually becoming the Chief Observer for Severn Advanced Motorcyclists.
Getting my vehicles (don’t still have all of them):
Highly modded Nissan 300ZX twin turbo
Yamaha Fazer FZS 1000
Ducati Multistrada MTS1200. It caught fire so they replaced it with the following years’ Skyhook suspension model for free.
KTM 1290 Super Adventure
KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
2 motorbike track days at Cadwell Park/1 at Mallory.
Gloucester to Land’s End to John O’Groats to Gloucester in 5 days (via the western edges of Scotland) on the Ducati.
Honeymoon in Tobago and Barbados with a flight over Angel Falls/Canaima National Park.
Trying (and failing) to move to Spain (due to Covid/Brexit). Will try again as soon as it’s practical again.
Seeing Jean Michel Jarre in concert at the Docklands in 1988 and at the NEC in 1998.
Being made redundant four times (due to poor company strategies).
Paying off my mortgage aged 46.
Doing a week’s residential management training at General Electric’s ‘university’ in Crotonville, NY.
Winning the Gloucestershire indoor archery (recurve) county championship 2 years running (2000/1).