I've always been a listmaker. I generally make long-term lists, especially of places I want to go or things I want to see. The below represent my ongoing lists and (hopefully) the corresponding posts from when I check those things off.


Archaeological objects, notable museums

  • Cuneiform writing (British Museum, September 2016)

  • Egyptian mummy (British Museum, September 2016)

  • Canopic jar (The Wellcome Collection, September 2016)

  • Bog body (British Museum, September 2016)

  • Body part recovered by the "resurrection-men" (Hunterian Museum, September 2016)

  • The Rosetta Stone (British Museum, September 2016)

  • The Wreck of the Peter Iredale, Hammond, Oregon, United States
  • The Lewis Chessmen
  • The British Museum (September 2016)

  • Salem Witch Museum (June 2017)

  • The Louvre, Paris, France

  • The Smithsonian, Washington DC, United States

  • The Museum of Death, Los Angeles or New Orleans, United States

  • The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Turkey


places in the u.k.

  • Big Ben, London (September 2016)

  • The River Thames (September 2016)

  • Durham Cathedral (September 2016)

  • St. Paul's Cathedral, London
  • The Tower of London tour
  • Stonehenge/Avesbury/Pewsey
  • Liverpool Crossrail Stop (two different burial pits; one where the black plague was isolated)
  • Castle at Dover
  • Leicester Cathedral, King Richard III's grave (and the carpark in Leicester where his remains were discovered)
  • Warwick Castle
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Hadrian's Wall
  • Doune Castle, Scotland

library goals and notable books

  • The British Library (September 2016)

  • Gutenberg Press printed book (British Library, September 2016)

  • A copy of the Magna Carta (British Library, September 2016)

  • Get a British Library card, visit reading room
  • Circular reading room inside the British Museum
  • The Voynitch Manuscript at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • The Book of Kells at the Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland
  • New York Public Library
  • Watkins Books, London, England


  • Highgate Cemetery, London, England (September 2016)

  • The Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, United States
  • The London Catacombs, London, England
  • Paris Catacombs, Paris, France
  • St Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Glasgow Necropolis, Scotland