Here’s my list of things that I absolutely will do before I die. It’s my slightly crazy, seriously ambitious, very personal and totally achievable bucket list ideas. I’m actively working through my list and ticking some items off faster than others.
The only problem with my bucket list is that I’ll never be able to say ‘I’ve finished my list’, as I’m always finding new inspirations to add! The only time I’ll finish working on my list is when I’m ready to meet my maker!
I have so many big dreams and the world is a wonderful place to explore, with masses of opportunities waiting to be grabbed. As ‘Red’ famously said in the Shawshank Redemption (one of my all-time favourite movies) “You gotta get busy living, or get busy dying”
I’m determined to get the maximum I can out of life and I hope you are too!
My Travel To Do List
Travel solo Egypt 1998
See the Northern Lights
Go whale watching in Alaska
Drink Champagne (proper Champagne please!) in a hot air balloon
Ride on the
Thailand–Burma Death Railway (December 1990) Trans Siberian Railway. I LOVE trains!
Stay in the Floating Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur
Swim with dolphins
Visit all 7 continents (
Africa<, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America) Live in another country The Netherlands 1995/1996 Allow my son to fly solo (July 2016, aged 12)
My Fitness Goals
Get back into size 10 (UK size) jeans (Big challenge)
Cycle the Coast to Coast route
Enter a triathlon – London July 2017 booked. I’m in training!
Take part in the Great North Swim
Complete the Great North Run
Be a Good Citizen
Sing Christmas Carols in a hospital (St James’ Hospital, Leeds December 2016)
Raise £5,000 for a charity –
Help fit tracking collars to tigers (April 1978) I really am THAT old (I was a mere child at the time…)!! Give Blood Take Part in a Charity Fashion Show (Nerve -wracking but yes I walked the catwalk in 2012, fund-raising for the NSPCC)
Learn HTML Start a blog and get 1,000 page views in a month Get 1,000 Twitter followers (March 2017) 2,000 Twitter Followers
Learn how to play the piano (March 2017 beginners lessons started)
Join a ‘big’ choir (an auditioned one) – I’m not quite ready yet!
Sing at the Albert Hall
Speak in public to more than 500 people
Learn to speak
French, German, Dutch, Italian
My Adventure Bucket List Ideas
Learn to kayak (work in progress as I’m still at the ‘paddling for the terrified stage!)
Sleep under the stars in the desert (Egypt 1997) Complete a high ropes course and zip-wire (July 2016) Go abseiling (July 1981)
Go to Bounce Below – the giant and totally amazing underground trampoline park in a former slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales
elephant (Nepal 1978) camel (Egypt 1997) donkey (Egypt 1997) motorbike (Greece 2000) big motorbike!
Organise a street party
Take part in a pantomime (February 2017) Oh no she didn’t – Oh YES she did! Go skydiving (3 static line jumps 1985)
Last and Certainly Not Least
Become a mum (Sept 2003) Be the best mum I can be
Find someone wonderful to send the rest of my life with, which is starting to feel like the hardest item on the list…
Share your bucket list ideas
What’s on your life’s to do list? What do you plan and dare to do before you die?