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ruthless compassion
17 April 2012 @ 04:21 pm
The National Trust has created a list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾. Here's the list, with the ones I've done in bold:

1. Climb a tree
2. Roll down a really big hill
3. Camp out in the wild
4. Build a den
5. Skim a stone
6. Run around in the rain
7. Fly a kite
8. Catch a fish with a net
9. Eat an apple straight from a tree

10. Play conkers [I had to look this up, and I think I'm off the hook for this one due to regional variation in greenery]
11. Throw some snow
12. Hunt for treasure on the beach
13. Make a mud pie
14. Dam a stream

15. Go sledging [I had to look this up, and I might argue that inner tubing, which I have done, is a fair stand-in]
16. Bury someone in the sand
17. Set up a snail race
18. Balance on a fallen tree
19. Swing on a rope swing
20. Make a mud slide
21. Eat blackberries growing in the wild
22. Take a look inside a tree
23. Visit an island
24. Feel like you're flying in the wind

25. Make a grass trumpet [???]
26. Hunt for fossils and bones
27. Watch the sun wake up
28. Climb a huge hill
29. Get behind a waterfall [<3 <3 <3]
30. Feed a bird from your hand
31. Hunt for bugs

32. Find some frogspawn
33. Catch a butterfly in a net
34. Track wild animals [... not particularly well, mind you]
35. Discover what's in a pond

36. Call an owl
37. Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool
38. Bring up a butterfly
39. Catch a crab
40. Go on a nature walk at night
41. Plant it, grow it, eat it
42. Go wild swimming
43. Go rafting

44. Light a fire without matches [I presume this includes lighter, torch, etc.]
45. Find your way with a map and compass
46. Try bouldering
47. Cook on a campfire
48. Try abseiling
49. Find a geocache
50. Canoe down a river