This is my version of a ‘bucket list’, but I prefer to call it a ‘living list’ because it focuses on the present and the ‘living’ – not what comes with the bucket-kicking part at the end.
Visit Machu Pichu, Peru ~
Explore Hong Kong ~ Visit Petra, Jordan ~ See Uluru at sunset ~ Explore Paris ~ Explore Rome ~ Explore New York ~ Visit the Sagrada Família in Barcelona ~ Visit the Taj Mahal ~ Explore Egypt ~ Visit Whitby Abbey ~ Take a Jack the Ripper tour in East London ~ Go on a bike riding holiday ~ Go on a road trip across Australia and America ~ Visit Gallipoli ~ Walk the Kokoda Track ~ Visit Anne Frank’s house ~ Visit the Berlin Wall ~ Go to BlogHer ~ Cook 1 new recipe a week for a year ~ Complete a First Aid course ~ Dance a jive again ~ Hold a snake ~ Go to the ballet ~ Go hang gliding ~ Go on a hot air balloon ride ~ Go scuba diving with sharks ~ Play the piano well ~ Learn to take good photos ~ Go on a ghost tour ~ Write a book (or twenty) ~ Publish a book (or twenty) ~ Complete a screenplay ~ To one day own a house with a library and a comfy writing space ~ Run a full marathon ~ Provide money for a study scholarship ~ Invest in art ~ Go abseiling ~ Stand up on a surfboard ~ Ride a horse at a full gallop again ~ Do a hot lap on a racetrack ~ Go without television or computers for a week (at least) ~ Throw a giant ‘Great Gatsby’ themed party ~ Drink a martini ~ Get a PhD ~ Be an advocate for literacy and reading ~ Write open letters of thanks to people who have influenced my life ~ Re-learn to change a car tyre ~ Dress up big-time for Halloween ~ Go to a ‘sing-along’ screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show ~ Live overseas for six months ~ Walk over hot coals ~ Do a drawing course ~ Have a beach bonfire ~ Go skydiving ~ Go to a cricket match ~ Make a rainbow cake ~ Finish War and Peace ~ Read all of Shakespeare’s plays ~ Explore New Zealand ~ Go to a drive-in movie ~ Visit Snoqualmie, Washington ~ Visit MONA, Tasmania ~ Try Bikram Yoga ~ Run a Spartan Race ~ Compete in a Sprint Triathlon ~ Order a Freakshake (and try to finish it!) ~ Spend a week on a tropical island ~ See a volcano up close ~ Get a literary tattoo ~ Forty days of cake #40daysofcake
These fabulous places assisted me with making this Living List a reality: