Bucket List

(If you want to read how this bucket list came to be, there’s a bit of background on my blog, here)

So these are all the things I want to do at some point in my life. They’ll probably be updated as and when I think of new things, and I’ll put notifications up when I’ve done stuff. The big meaningful one is first, then all the shallow, purely-for-me ones come after. (But that’s the point of a bucket list, right?) Unfortunately a lot of them require rather a lot of cash, which I don’t have just yet, but hopefully I will, at some point. Maybe I should add that to the list: Aquire enough money to complete my bucket list…

The List

1. The first thing on my list was a bit of a personal one, that I’ve pulled for personal reasons. But I still know what it is, and I’m still working on it. Just quietly.

2. Ride on a sled pulled by huskies. Ideally somewhere like Alaska.

3. Take Tornado Toddler to Australia. Watch the whales while we’re there.

4. Renew my wedding vows in Las Vegas, in a ceremony hosted by Elvis (not the real one, obvs. I’m not *that* unrealistic). Then drive down the strip in a limo. And stick my head out of the sunroof and shout ‘yahoooooo!’ before being told to come back inside because that is strictly illegal behaviour.

4. Learn to play the ukulele. I did start to teach myself, but then it all went a bit wrong. I need a teacher to show me how to do it properly.

5. Once I’ve learned the ukulele properly, join some kind of uke band.

6. See the Northern Lights.

7. Visit the Galapagos Islands.

8. See the Grand Canyon.

9. Visit southern Italy and see Pompeii.

10. Ride in a hot air balloon over Bath.

11. Join in with a flash mob.

12. Tour Ireland.

13. Visit the Shetland Islands.

14. Discover what my sense of style is, and learn to dress myself properly. This means a day where I do not wear either jeans or leggings, and maybe even *gasp* put on a skirt.

15. Take a course to learn how to take decent photographs.

16. Learn how to use my sewing machine and make nice things.

17. Take a cake decorating class.

18. Tour Ireland.

19. Learn to knit. My Mum tried to teach me many times, and failed many times. Sorry, Mum.

20. Enjoy the moment more. Stop looking ahead, and appreciate what’s happening right now.

21. Milk a cow. (I don’t know why. I’ve just always wanted to.)

22. When Tornado Toddler gets a teeny bit older, take him to Lapland to meet Father Christmas and the reindeer, even though it is stupidly expensive.

23. Do karaoke in front of an audience (I don’t drink, so am never going to be drunk enough to do it. I also don’t like crowds, or people looking at me. This one could be interesting).

24.  Go offroading on a Segway.

25. Ride a bucking bronco.

7 Responses to “Bucket List”

  1. Kelley Townley May 4, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    I like the ‘milk a cow’ one best. Although flying over Bath in a hot air balloon rocks too.

    I can help with one and a half, I think. I can teach you to knit, and the half is I have a ‘Teach yourself Ukulele’ book. Technically I could start you off on the sewing machine too, I suppose. Nik could help with the photos – crikey, we’re nearly there already!

    I’m sure we could do the Karaoke together too 😉

    • Karen Saunders May 4, 2012 at 11:09 am #

      Thank you! We have the Teach Yourself Uke book, with CD. We got so far, then realised we were at the point where we needed a teacher to help us do it properly. Plus we probably need better ukes, to be honest.

      I am DELIGHTED to have a karaoke partner. Although you know we’ll never, ever, agree on a song choice, right?!

  2. Kelley May 4, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    What? No Barry Manilow?

    • Karen Saunders May 4, 2012 at 11:58 am #

      I need to think long and hard about what my song choice will be, because this is likely to be a once only thing. But I’m pretty sure it won’t be Bazza. Sorry.

  3. Zoe camplin May 4, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    10 – is amazing, did a hot air balloon Bristol to bath for my 30th and I absolutely treasure the memory. 11 – signed up to one! And bricking myself!! Learning the dance over 4 weeks. 19 – totally, my mum too. Why do our generation have no skills??! 23 – I’m thinking our night out could tick this for you (we might have to relocate to Bristol)…. Whaddya think??!

    • Karen Saunders May 5, 2012 at 5:41 am #

      How do you find out about Flash Mobs?! I have flash mob envy. And the karaoke does need to be done, but even thinking about it makes me terrified!

      • Zoe camplin May 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

        School thing – kids are having a picnic on the field for jubilee / Olympic off timetable day on 1st June and some staff and sixth formers are learning a secret dance over the next few weeks to suprise them – we’ll be on duty then start dancing – in front of 1,000 kids eek!!

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