21 Things I'd Like to Do, But (Almost Certainly) Never Will

9 Jul 2016 at 16:00

I have very few regrets in my life. I don’t really believe in ‘what ifs’ or looking back with a degree of wistfulness, but this ‘bucket list’ with a difference gives a clue to what some of my regrets might be, as well as list a few things that were always going to unfulfilled dreams. I suppose fifteen of them are still theoretically possible, but I’ll leave it to you to work out which they are!

  • Present my own TV Political Chat Show
  • Play for West Ham
  • Work in Washington DC
  • Live in Switzerland
  • Appear on Desert Island Discs
  • Spend a month skiing
  • Attend the White House Correspondents Dinner
  • To make documentaries like Michael Cockerell’s
  • Learn to speak Dutch
  • Write a novel
  • Be Secretary of State for Transport
  • Get a single figure golf handicap
  • Become a director of West Ham United
  • Write a multi-volume biography of a leading politician
  • Spend a month touring all the US Presidential Libraries
  • Buy holiday homes in Germany, Switzerland, France, Florida and Italy
  • Visit the Falkland Islands
  • Perform at the Edinburgh Fringe
  • Have a weekly multi-story column in a national newspaper
  • Host my own own music radio show
  • Play Augusta