If I should die before I wake...I at least wanna have done...

In a bid to save myself from a life of nothingness, I have decided to make a bucket list.  That way I can actually see written down all the things I want to achieve before I pop my proverbial (Jeffrey Campbell) clogs!

  1. Go skydiving!  Preferably with my best friend Ben, as he is fully trained up & has offered many times to take me.
  2. Bungee Jump.  I think I may leave this one & the one above 'til last...Y'know, just in case.  I mean, if I'm gonna die, I'd rather it be whilst doing something cool.  But if I'm gonna die, I'd at least want to have crossed a few things off the list first!
  3. Learn how to play the drums!  I personally think this would be so cool!  (I'm a sad act & I admit it.)
  4. Learn how to play the piano.  I feel this is an essential actually.  I have tried & failed a few times.
  5. Take a photography class.  I have an SLR I barely know how to use & yet I am still constantly eying up £1500 replacements.  Might wanna get the basics down pat first!
  6. Go traveling on my own.  Not necessarily for a long period of time, but I would like to do something on my own.  I think it would be quite liberating...as well as scare the shit out of me!
  7. Live abroad.  Obvs Paris is first choice.  But generally any other country would be both exciting & an ama-ziiing experience!
  8. Finish learning French.  I would of course love to be fluent, but even I'm a realist!

So far this is all I've got.  I'm sure I will keep adding to the list though.  But at least if it's small, it's relatively manageable/achievable!  Plus, whenever I actually get round to doing something on the list...I can then strike it off!  Then probably add something else...Hmmm, this could be never ending...

C'mon, what's on your bucket list!?


  1. 1. Travel India by train. No better way to do it! http://www.seat61.com/India.htm
    2. Become a UN volunteer http://www.unv.org/ with the added advantage of a) living in a different country (all be it not necessarily the sort of countries that would make any kind of Top 10 list) and b) the opportunity to learn a foreign language (again probably not a language that you will be able to use too far beyond a war zone)
    3. Learn to kite surf http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11748836 then jump Brighton pier
    4. Live in a hotel for a year, probably http://www.chateaumarmont.com/
    5. Work for a circus http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/welcome.aspx
    6. Drive across America coast to coast http://www.roadtripusa.com/routes.html then learn to ride a motorbike and ride the Americas http://afewmoremiles.com/
    7. When I arrive in Argentina learn to Tango http://www.travellersworldwide.com/01-argentina/01-argentina-tango.htm
    8. Own an island, not that I don’t like other people but…. Well you know, sometimes ;-) http://www.privateislandsonline.com/ not as expensive as you might think
    9. Buy myself a 118 wallypower and cruise the Med http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMIF2GrdL28 as expensive as you might think!
    10. Study for an obscure degree at SOAS http://www.soas.ac.uk/

  2. great list lady! i have a lot of traveling on my wishlist (spain, india, amsterdam, turkey, greece, italy) ...and i want to start a family :) xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

  3. Sir Peter, of course I could rely on you to have a fully prepped list at hand, along with links & meaningful, adventurous & random things on it! Well done ol' chap! I have to admit I'd always thought the whole UN thing might be something good to do...until they started getting kidnapped & beheaded...Maybe leave that one 'til last! Just in case. I'm liking living in a hotel for a year, I lived in one for three months once! It was quite fun! Cruising the Med & owning a private island, also very good suggestions!

    Jillian, I like how you've kept things simple & very achievable! Also liking your travel list, I too want to go to Amsterdam. Greece was nice, but you can't flush loo roll down the loo...it all goes in the bin...ALL OF IT! Eeeew! Good luck with starting a family. ;) x

  4. :-) although I love the comment 'Jillian, I like how you've kept things simple & very achievable!' does that mean mine are neither 'simple' or 'achievable'??


  5. Nooo...I would never say such a thing... x