Friday, February 20, 2015

Kicking the Bucket List

Oh, I had such fun looking through all my old photos for this post...!

I was listening to the radio yesterday, and the segment was on "Bucket Lists". People rang up to share things that were on theirs, or that they had crossed off. Some were dangerous things, others unique experiences, or places to visit.

Not to be too Carrie Bradshaw about it, but it got me thinking...

... I've actually done quite a few amazing things that were on my informal "do before you die" list. It was kind of a cool realisation. 

- patted a tiger

- ridden an elephant

- had a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar at Raffles

- stood in front of the Mona Lisa and Van Gogh's Sunflowers
- been up the Eiffel Tower

- had a beer in the Eagle & Child in Oxford where the Inklings used to meet

- been to New Zealand, twice

There have even been some amazing experiences that happened quite by accident that I didn't know would be once-in-a-lifetime things I could add to my Bucket List:

- hiked a Glen in the Scotish Highlands

- napped in a hammock in a 200-year-old former Opium Den in Malacca

- went down the River Kwai on a bamboo raft
- got lost in the back streets of Venice and stumbled on the world's most amazing pizza
- watched the blackjack table in the Monte Carlo casino

And perhaps the biggest and cheesiest Bucket List item of all, amongst it all I somehow managed to meet the love of my life!

So what's left? There are so many amazing things in this world that I want to see and do. Most of my personal Bucket List wishes involve travel. I want to see Egypt, the Galapagos, Machu Pichu. I want to visit the Smithsonian and eat a bagel in New York. I've never seen Uluru and want to photograph the Red Centre. 

It occurs to me that I have not done anything Before-I-Die amazing lately. Need to get on that.

And if I had unlimited resources and could let my imagination run wild? I would love to go in to space. That would be the ultimate Bucket List item for me. 

What's on your List? Have you crossed anything off lately?


  1. I really enjoyed this post. I love the adventures that we experience in life. I especially liked your hammock picture.

    I've never made a "bucket list", but my "I want to go..." and "I want to do..." list is always evolving.

  2. Love your post! As you get older, the bucket seems to get bigger and the years left smaller! But I m still giving it a go!



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