25 Things I’ve Never Done (that most adults have)

Hello everyone. The other week I was sat having a coffee with my friend Rie and we got onto the subject of holidays. Rie mentioned something she loves to do on camping holidays and was surprised when I said I had never tried it……

“but everyone has done that haven’t they?”

It got me thinking, there are lots of things in life that I have never done, so as a good blogger I decided to write a post about of it.

Obviously I could fill the list with amazing experiences that the majority of the adult population have never tried such as wrestling with a crocodile or writing an award-winning book, but actually I have managed to fill my list quite easily with things that most normalish adults will have done at lest once in their lives.

*Disclaimer*   I’m female so there will possibly be things on the list that my male  readers will not have done  😀

So in no particular order……

25 Things I’ve Never Done….

1 – Been on an aeroplane. You might think this also implies I’ve never been abroad but I did visit France once on a ferry.

2- Worn a bikini. Even in my youth when I was a stick skinny bean (stop laughing at the back, its true) I would never expose my tummy to the world.

3 – Toasted or eaten toasted marshmallows. This was what my friend was talking about.

4 – Eaten sushi. It’s not just the raw fish that puts me off, but also all that cold rice.

5 – Been on an all girls holiday.  I never had the chance to do the 18-30 thing when I was younger due to being a mum. Also I’ve never had a large group of girlfriends.

6 – Smoked. I can say hand on heart I have never even had a puff of a cigarette. Good thing too as I have no will power so would never have been able to quit if I had.

7 – Been to the circus. Either as a kid or as an adult. They never appealed to me. Possibly its the clowns that put me off.

8 – Passed a driving test. Not through lack if trying, I’ve tried 7 times.

9 – Fired a gun. Possibly you might think this is something that many adults haven’t done but as  a girl who grew up on a farm, guns are something I am use to seeing around. However they have always scared me (my mum is a cracking shot though when aiming for rats).


10 – Bungee jumped.  I’m not a big fan of danger and heights so this really doesn’t do anything for me.

11 – Broke a bone. I’m quite clumsy but only to the point of bruising myself. I have never needed stitches for any injury either.

12 – Bought a house. I’ve never been in a position to do so, and being a home owner is not something I’ve ever greatly aspired to.


13 – Been arrested. That is not to say I’ve never broke the law, I’m just lucky clever enough never to have got caught!

14 – Been in a hot air balloon. As with bungee jumping this seams a little too dangerous for my liking.

15 – Lived totally alone. I have lived without a partner for many years, but always had kids at home so was never totally alone.

16 – Worn stilettos. I just don’t know how people do it. I have enough trouble walking on flats, I would seriously break my ankle if I ever tried.

17 – Been a bridesmaid. Although I have been a bride twice.

18 – Been to university. Although I have studied at the Open University, I have never had the Uni experience.

19 – Gone on a rollercoaster. Heights and danger….. you can see the pattern here.

20 – Been on jury duty. If I ever get called up it will be for some brain boggling fraud case.

21 – Plucked my eyebrows. I am lucky being quite fair-haired that they don’t look like huge caterpillars because I really am rubbish at all the beauty stuff.

22 – Eaten caviar. As you might have guessed I’m not a great lover of fishy things.

23 – Tried any sort of illegal drugs. I can’t stand the smell of cannabis and have always been way to much of a wuss to think about trying anything else.

24 – Worn false nails/eyelashes. Another girly one, I was tempted to go for false nails when I got married but then decided I would probably spend the day scamming myself!

25 – Drunk soya milk. Yes I know it’s a rubbish one, but I ran out of ideas.

So that is my list. How many of the things here havd you also never done? Are there things not on my list that would be on yours?

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  1. Lisa Pomerantz

    December 2, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    I am with you on so many of these items, quite thankfully. But I gotta say, even try the veggie sushi? A nice avocado, or cuke. So yummy! #mixitup xoxo

  2. Millie Baxter

    November 30, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Love this! You re right, there are lots of things you are probably unique in. Can’t believe you’ve necr worn a bikini! Sushi thing mae me laugh and it’s great you have never smoked. Would recommend a bungee jump though 🙂 #MixitUp

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      December 2, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      Oh no, I have no intentions of hanging off a piece of elastic 😂

  3. Alice V-DIYerfy

    November 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    I love your list and it’s getting me thinking of what I’ve never done. I think there’s a few things on this list that I wish I had never done like smoking…yuk. #MixItUp

  4. likeherdingcatsblog

    November 27, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Some of these i’m with you on – smoking, firing a gun, bungee jump, drugs, caviar and being arrested. Sushi is delicious but if you ever try it – don’t try the supermarket stuff, try it in a good restaurant.

  5. Spectrum Mum (@SpectrumMum_)

    November 26, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Great list and some very surprising ones to me – aeroplane? Now you’ve got me thinking! #mixitup

  6. Jo (A Rose Tinted World)

    November 26, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I’ve never bungee jumped or been in a hot air balloon. And probably never will now. Like you, dangerous things don’t have the appeal any more! #MixItUp

  7. viewfromthebeachchair

    November 26, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    I have never done the balloon thing either but a friend does it. So come to the States and we shall do it together! #mixitup

  8. Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin

    November 26, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    This was a fun read! There are a few of these I haven’t done either… I think I tried toasted marshmallows once as a child, but didn’t like it. It’s a very vague memory. Stopped eating meat etc incl. gelatine products when I was 10, so marshmallows have not been on my radar since then.
    Does going to a festival count as an all girls holiday? Otherwise I haven’t done that.
    Haven’t fired a gun, nor bungee jumped or broken a bone (yet). Haven’t been arrested (but have been to court over an issue with a crazy neighbour who claimed I’d threatened him…), not been in a hot air balloon, and never lived alone (met my hubby while I lived at home, so missed out on that potentially wild and free phase of life, lol). Have tried stillettos on but can’t walk in them at all, haven’t done jury duty either. Bridesmaid… hm, I was some kind of maid at each of my brothers’ weddings, not quite the same thing as bridesmaid I guess? And, as far as I can remember, I’ve never plucked my eyebrows, worn false nails or eye-lashes. That level of fussing about with my appearance has never been me, really 🙂
    All the other things I’ve done, at some point, but many of them only once or twice, and most of them I’m unlikely to ever do again xx

  9. Mummy here and there

    November 26, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Great list and I have not done some of these points. Does a water gun count haha X #mixitup

  10. Clare

    November 26, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    There’s lots here I’ve never done too, and some I never WILL do, like eating sushi, yuk! #MixItUp

  11. Jo - Cup of Toast

    November 26, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Great list! Lots of those I haven’t done either…smoking, taking drugs, bungee jumping (also not a fan of heights), hot air balloon ride (same issue!) and living totally on my own which I have only just realised that I’ve never done! There are more things I haven’t done either, like climb a tree or put up a shelf on my own. I have been camping though 😉 xx

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      November 26, 2018 at 11:23 am

      I’ve climbed a very short tree, does that count?

  12. Lisa Pomerantz

    October 8, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Popping back from #familyfunlinky to let you know I have never: smoked, worn false eyelashes or nails, been in a hot air balloon, been arrested, and I am certain more!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 8, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      You sound just like me 😊

  13. David

    October 8, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Great post. Yep, done a number of these (but never drugs). Some of these don’t surprise me because I always take the stance each to their own. Your list has definitely got me thinking.

  14. Alana - Burnished Chaos

    October 7, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Returning again with #FamilyFunLinky
    Thank you for linking with us x

  15. Karen | TwoTinyHands

    October 6, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Some of these are definitely in my never done list, being girlie is overrated! I have jumped out of a plane when I was 18 but looking back I think I must have been crazy!!

    ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  16. Lisa Pomerantz

    October 5, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Popping back from #familyfunlinky xoxo

  17. jeremy-thirstydaddy

    October 4, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    besides the girly ones, I’ve never eaten caviar, bungee jumped or been in a balloon. There are a few things on her I wished I couldn’t cross off! #familyfun

  18. Mum in Brum

    October 4, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Ooh I have done most of these, but there’s definitely some I haven’t – never bungee jumped or been arrested. Or been on jury duty – although I always think I’d quite like to get called up for it! Never fired a gun either – that would scare the hell out of me! #coolmumclub

  19. Michelle Kellogg

    October 3, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    You’re not alone there chica! There are quite a few on your list I’ve never done like eaten sushi or caviar. Well I tried the caviar. Disgusting! I don’t eat fish of any kind because even the smell makes me nauseous. I tried stilettos once for about 5 seconds then threw them across the room lol. Never again! So yeah, a good many of these I’ve never done. #FamilyFunLinky

  20. Pen

    October 2, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Returning, still staggered, from #mg

  21. Pen

    October 2, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    What? Crazy. The only ones on that list that I haven’t done are: bungee jump; been arrested; been on a hot air balloon; been on jury duty. This is quite a list. Pen x #mondaystumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 2, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      Im really quite boring arnt I 😁

  22. lisa pomerantz

    October 2, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Well, I’ve done 16 of those things on the list. And the ones I haven’t done, no sense trying now! Great idea for a post! #mg

  23. Annette, Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne

    October 2, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I’m with you with the girly stuff, I just dont’get it, and I don’t have time for it! But I like roller coasters and I’d love to go in a hot air balloon. I also LOVE sushi!
    Great list, thanks for sharing x

  24. Rice Cakes and Raisins

    October 2, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    oooh I’ve not done a lot of these either! Great post 🙂 #TwinklyTuesday

  25. Ali Duke

    October 2, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    There are quite a few things here that I have never done. I am with you on not liking fishy things, yuck!

  26. The Squirmy Popple

    October 2, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Just popping back from #familyfunlinky!

  27. Jacqui

    October 2, 2017 at 11:46 am

    I can’t handle Stilleto’s. I’m with you on that one! #MG

  28. Mackenzie Glanville

    October 2, 2017 at 10:53 am

    7 things on your list I haven’t done. So most of them I have done. Seriously toast a marshmallow! SOOOO Good! Love this idea for a post!!! Thanks heaps for linking this up!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 2, 2017 at 11:06 am

      It is one that I really need to sort out 😁

  29. relentlesslypurple

    October 2, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I’ve not done a fair few of these! #familyfunlinky

  30. Heather Keet

    October 1, 2017 at 2:04 am

    I’ve never worn stilettos either, they seem counterproductive to my wish to remain upright!!!

    Thank you for linking up with #fortheloveofBLOG

  31. Lisa (mummascribbles)

    September 30, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    There are loads of stuff on here that I have never done either. I mean Sushi is just gross right? I can’t even think about eating it! That said…you must try toasted marshmallows!! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  32. Random Musings

    September 30, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    There’s quite a few on here I’ve never done but would love to, like bungee jumping, and some I’ve never done and have no intention of doing like eating sushi.
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂

  33. Kate Thompson

    September 30, 2017 at 10:30 am

    This was an interesting read. I was thinking about this recently. I went straight into work from college and missed out on the gap year travel thing. It never bothered me or even appealed to me but lately i feel like I need to tick it off!….. maybe when the kids are older and I can do it in hotels rather than hostels!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 30, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Oh yes a grown up gap year sounds fun

  34. Alana - Burnished Chaos

    September 30, 2017 at 7:11 am

    I counted 9 on here that I haven’t done either. No amount of money would get me bungee jumping and I’m proud to say I have never had so much as a puff of a cigarette. I have however fired an M16 at a shooting range in Cambodia 😂

  35. Autumn's Mummy

    September 30, 2017 at 1:10 am

    There’s quite a few things here I’ve not done either! What do you think people find the weirdest?
    When people say “You know when you’re on the plane and…” I just find myself nodding, even though I’ve never been on a plane!

  36. Jaki

    September 29, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    I was so close to doing a bungee jump after years of wanting to. Hubby bought me one for Christmas. 3 months later I found out I was pregnant! By the time I had had the Little Man, the gift had expired! Gutted! #coolmumclub

  37. Lucy At Home

    September 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Great list! I’ve never smoked or worn a bikini either. I think my most unusual one is that I’ve never drunk tea or coffee! #dreamteam

  38. Rhyming with Wine

    September 28, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    I’m actually with you on around half of these Tracey. I too have never touched a cigarette or any illegal substances. Which in my mind completely justifies my obscene cake habit! 😂 x

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 28, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Totally, you have to be addicted to something

  39. justsayingmum

    September 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Oh this is such a good idea of a post! Really got me thinking about all the things I haven’t done. This is so fun – just not sure I want to share them as I think my things I haven’t done have got a slightly different spin on them. For example, never spent the night with Robbie Williams etc … that kind of thing! I know! But that’s how my childish mind works! #CoolMumClub

  40. Imperfect Mum

    September 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    There were some things that I went uurr to like not eating sushi, I love sushi and some things I was nodding along to, like getting the tummy out and stilettos (I have worn them but no more!) Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

  41. Life as Mum

    September 28, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Love reading posts like this – I’m so nosy haha! I haven’t done a few things on the list either! #blogginggoodtime

  42. Talya

    September 28, 2017 at 10:12 am

    I have done a fair few of things but some of the things on this list I would probably applaud you for not doing! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub x

  43. Donna

    September 28, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I’ve not done a few, but I can’t say I want to either! Caviar has never appealed to me and to be honest, a girls holiday isn’t my idea of fun. I’ve been away with just my best friend. But it was v quiet and grown up. Ish. #coolmumclub

  44. Modern Gypsy

    September 28, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I’ve never done quite a few of these either! It’s funny, isn’t it, the things we take for granted that most adults would have done!

  45. Sunita - Lucky Things

    September 28, 2017 at 7:19 am

    What a list! I don’t like the sound of caviar. Miss wearing my heels as much as I used to but love my flats!! #coolmumclub

  46. Wendy

    September 28, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Loads on this list that I haven’t done either…I totally get what you mean about sushi, I have no desire to eat cold rice wrapped around raw fish!xx #coolnumclub

  47. Alice | Letters to my Daughter

    September 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Think I’ve done most of these! Don’t bother with soya milk – it’s yuck! #BloggerClubUK

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 27, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Cheers 😁

  48. Jules ( shadesofcourage.com)

    September 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    What an intruiging list. Several things on the list I have not done either and I dont have the feeling that I have missed out on something.#dreamteam

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      I largely feel the same. With the exception of toasted marshmallows. I think I need to do that one day 😊

  49. Noleen Miller

    September 27, 2017 at 10:49 am

    12 things on your list I haven’t done. Can’t stand the smell of sushi and false nails and eye lashes just seems so irritating. I would still love to go bungee jumping and go i a hot air balloon.#TwinklyTuesday

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 27, 2017 at 10:51 am

      I could probably deal with a tethered hot air balloon 😁

  50. daydreams of a mum

    September 27, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I nodded along to loads of your list!! The circus one though I managed to never do until a couple years ago when I was coerced by the kids…. I was proven right , they are no fun at all and kinda smelly !! #fortheloveofBLOG

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 27, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Luckily my kids never had any desire to go either. The dislike of clowns must be genetic

  51. Heather Keet

    September 27, 2017 at 6:20 am

    I’ve never been to a circus either. My uncle works at one and he said the animal abuse and neglect is strong in that industry. It put me off the idea entirely. #BloggerClubUK

  52. Stephanie

    September 27, 2017 at 3:31 am

    We have quite a few in common! I really like this idea! I think I may do a post like this myself. 🙂

  53. Oldhouseintheshires

    September 26, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Lots to look forward too then! I love trying new things although never eaten caviar……try flying..then World is smaller than you think. Xx #twinklytuesday

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 26, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      It is on my list of to do things. First trip will be up to Edinburgh just to give me a taster. If that goes well we plan on visiting Mr A’s best mate who now lives in Australia

  54. Sarah | Digital Motherhood

    September 26, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    There’s quite a lot on your list I haven’t done either – definitely won’t catch me eating sushi or caviar! #TwinklyTuesday

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 26, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Im far more of a KFC person myself 😂

  55. Ellen

    September 26, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    A lot I’ve never done and wouldn’t do haha.
    Ellen x

  56. Leah Howard

    September 26, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I’ve never really thought about the things I’ve never done! You always talk about the things you have done not what you havent! great post #twinklytuesday

  57. Kim Carberry

    September 26, 2017 at 11:44 am

    There is quite a few things I haven’t done either….
    I totally get not firing a gun. I grew up on a farm and just never dared. My younger brother did though.
    I got called up for Jury Duty once and it was 2 days before I was due to go into hospital to have my youngest so they said no. I would like to have the chance again though x

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 26, 2017 at 11:54 am

      I think my brothers probably fired guns, but we were always bought up with a very healthy respect for how dangerous they are

  58. Susie / S.H.I.T.

    September 26, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Love your list and so impressed that you haven’t touched a cigarette ever! Sushi is delicious though and I wish I’d never started plucking my eyebrows – it’s now neverending! #TwinklyTuesday

  59. Dad

    September 26, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I’ll have to show you some pictures of the sushi in Japan. It’s amazing!

  60. Cookie Kibbles

    September 26, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Oh my – so many things to say’snap’ to here!!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 26, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Yay, great minds thinking alike 😁

  61. Anne

    September 26, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I’ve not done so many of those things either, including flying. I have however eaten sushi and I really don’t like raw fish, but that’s not all they do, the cucumber ones are amazing. In fact I love sushi and most Japanese food…just keep those squids and octopus away from me, I tried some once and was feeling sick for days. I hadn’t been to a circus until I went to the one in the Blackpool Tower, it’s great and I’ve been twice now. When I was younger I lived in stilletos and I’ve been a bridesmaid twice.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 26, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Oh I really dont fancy octopus or squid. That sounds really wrong

  62. The Squirmy Popple

    September 26, 2017 at 7:11 am

    I have to admit to having done quite a few of these – but there are a quite a few that I haven’t. I’ve never owned a home, fired a gun, been on jury duty, bungee jumped or broken a bone (knock on wood) either. #dreamteam

  63. Pickinguptoys

    September 26, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Ooh there’s loads on here I’ve never done either!Caviar…bleurgh I tried it…vile stuff.Dont bother 😂

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 26, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Ha yes, salty eggs just sounds wrong 😂

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