The Bucket List

You know how these lists work… dare to dream… then make it happen…

Here’s mine – I’m ticking them off & adding them on in equal measure as this journey through life unfolds.

  • Start a blog ✔
  • Sip hot cocoa under the Aurora borealis
  • See the sun rise at Stone Henge on summer solstice
  • Watch the sun set from the top of the Eiffel Tower   ✔
  • Live in Paris
  • Try the Danish Smørrebøds
  • Visit the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
  • Master the ‘Crow Pose’ – Yoga ✔
  • Travel from Canada’s east coast to west coast by train
  • Learn to do ‘the worm
  • Have a proper food fight
  • Take a Road-trip down the Big Sur  ✔
  • Visit the Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia
  • Trace Darwin’s footsteps in the Galapagos Islands
  • Feel humbled by the Berlin Wall
  • Climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat  ✔
  • Learn to heard cattle
  • Get a cat ✔
  • Try the Greek tradition of open-air-cinema  ✔
  • Learn to play guitar
  • Find a job I love
  • Retire early
  • Stay at working farm in Tuscany   ✔
  • Ride in a retro pink buick in Cuba
  • Visit the Tulip fields of Netherlands
  • Learn sign language
  • Go to Glastonbury ✔
  • Take breakfast in the Grand Canyon  ✔
  • Walk the Great Wall of China
  • Celebrate Christmas in a log cabin in the Swiss Alps
  • Learn to surf
  • Learn to SUP ✔
  • See a shooting star  ✔
  • Experience sensory overload my in Djemaa El-Fna Marrakech
  • Dine finely in a rooftop in restaurant overlooking The Acropolis in Athens  ✔
  • Take a sunset horse ride along a beach
  • Get a part as an ‘extra’ in a movie
  • Walk on water for the Mont St Michel crossing
  • Get a massage on the beach  ✔
  • Line dance with the cowboys in a bar
  • Take an open-air thermal spa in Iceland
  • Stay in a Chateaux in the Loire Valley  ✔
  • Haggle at Istanbul Grand Bazaar
  • Learn the star constellations around a campfire
  • Adopt a baby panda
  • See a spiritual medium
  • Cycle the streets of Paris  ✔
  • Drive the Overseas Highway from Miami to Key West
  • Drink a Key West Cooler in Key West
  • Swim under the stars, by the light of the moon in a desert  ✔
  • Visit all 51 European countries (at least once)
  • Visit all 50 US states
  • Attend a magical ” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>concert by pianist Ludovico Einaudi ✔
  • Visit the Christmas markets in Germany / Austria
  • Meet Take That
  • Meet The Spice Girls
  • Take a dog-sled-ride in Lapland
  • See a Cirque du Soleil Show in Vegas ✔
  • Dance in the street at Notting Hill Carnival
  • Sling a tomatoe at La Tomatina Festival
  • Photograph Meteora at sunset  ✔
  • Pay the mortgage off early
  • Buy a campervan or buy a van and convert it
  • Go to the airport and take the next available flight to wherever it goes.
  • Gamble in Las Vegas  ✔
  • Go to Glastonbury Festival
  • Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • See a baseball game at the Wrigley Field  ✔
  • Camp in Monument Valley
  • Stomp grapes at a vineyard
  • Appreciate freedom at Alcatraz  ✔
  • Photograph hot air balloons at sunrise
  • Visit the lavender fields of Provence
  • See wild horses run free in the Camargue
  • Get back in the saddle ✔
  • Watch Cher perform live
  • Try snowboarding
  • Design & build my own home (well ok maybe get somebody else to do the actual building part)
  • Finally have a REAL tree in the house for Christmas ✔

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