My bucket list

A list of things to do before I die

  • Read 40 books in a year – done 2000
  • Begin happiness project – started 2013
  • Sew a vintage dress – 2013
  • Learn to crochet a granny square – 2011
  • I’d like to visit Disneyland Florida AT CHRISTMAS, Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with my family for my 40th birthday in 2021
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  • Get a gel pedicure
  • Start zumba
  • Take up gardening
  • See a pantomime with my daughter
  • Buy and paint a welsh dresser
  • Visit the lake district – 2013
  • Have a table at the Caterham Street Party – 2013
  • Join Slimming World – 2015
  • Slim down by 100 lbs
  • Buy a house!
  • Do a 5 km for Cancer Research
  • Join the rock choir
  • Hold a Macmillan Coffee morning at home
  • Attend a Harry Potter themed afternoon tea
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  • Visit Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, London 
  • Have afternoon tea at the Ritz
  • Ride a broomstick at the Harry Potter Studio tour
  • Stay in the Wizard Chambers in The Georgian house hotel
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  • Euro Disney with my family – planned for August 2015
  • Visit the French countryside
  • Go on the London Eye
  • Take part in a Vintage Pin Up shoot
  • Have a family photoshoot
  • Host a Harry Potter afternoon tea party
  • Host an Alice in Wonderland tea party
  • Have tea on a red London bus
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  • Go on an all inclusive luxury cruise
  • Climb a mountain (climbed Cat Bells -1490 ft! in the lake district 2013)
  • Visit Camden Lock & Stables Market 2009
  • Take DD camping
  • Camp out in our back yard
  • Pay off credit card! – 2013
  • Have an emergency money fund of 2 months salary
  • Holiday in Spain
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  • Go to Harry Potter Studio Tour – England
  • Plant flowers in my own garden in my own house
  • Plant vegetable & herb garden in my own garden in my own house – 2014
  • See Nickelback in concert
  • See Ed Sheeran in concert
  • Take my daughter to see the Nutcracker ballet
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  • Visit a Christmas markets in Germany –2013!
  • Visit Stone Henge
  • Make a period appropriate costume and take part in the Jane Austen festival in Bath
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  • Visit the London Sky Garden
  • Visit Castlerigg standing stones
  • Have a meal at the Oxo Tower
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  • Have dinner at The Cargo Hold, South Africa
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  • Get a tattoo
  • Eat at River Cottage HQ restaurant
  • Eat at one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants
  • Go to Lapland UK – booked for December 2017
  • Have a spa day – booked for October 2018
  • Have a romantic overnight stay with DH and sleep in a four poster bed
  • Tea at Harrods
  • Visit Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Go on a dinner cruise on the Thames
  • Have a tea party at home with all my friends
  • Redecorate my bedroom
  • See Riverdance live
  • See Disney on Ice
  • Take DD into London to see the Christmas lights & Visit Santa at Harrods
  • Visit Beatrix Potter’s house
  • Take DD to Lapland UK
  • Have a Harry Potter themed Christmas
  • Have a Harry Potter Christmas
  • Have a girls movie night in
  • Have a craft She Shed to be proud of
  • Completely redo our courtyard
  • Adopt a kitten – 2014
  • Caroling to raise money for charity
  • Visit Spitalfields market
  • Decorate a gingerbread house – 2013
  • Ladies day out in London – 2013
  • Dress up like Audrey Hepburn
  • Be part of a flash mob dance
  • Visit Capri, Italy
  • Have my whole body painted
  • Visit Florence, Italy
  • Dance in the kitchen with my DD
  • Make a scrapbook/envelope book for mine and DH’s love letters
  • See the northern lights
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  • Go to a beach and witness the bioluminsescence
  • Take someone chicken soup when they’re sick
  • Slow dance with DH under the stars
  • Learn to belly dance
  • Attend a burlesque dancing class
  • Learn to salsa dance
  • Attend an open air showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • See an open air Shakespeare play
  • See a show at the Miller Centre, Caterham – Alice in Wonderland 2014
  • Attend a Christmas eve midnight Mass
  • Decorate my garden with fairy lights and have dinner under the stars with DH
  • Attend a Masquerade Ball
  • Go on a hot air balloon ride
  • Learn French
  • Make elderflower champagne
  • Make sour dough bread from scratch
  • Visit Corfu, Greece
  • Visit Capri, Italy
  • Start a Supper club
  • Try archery
  • Go horseriding on a beach
  • Have a romantic picnic on a beach around sunset
  • Catch a fish
  • Go jet-skiing
  • Visit Hawaii
  • Sunbathe in a bikini in the Seychelles
  • Take a helicopter trip
  • Visit the Cirq de Soleil
  • Make teacup candles
  • Make a time capsule
  • Keep a diary for a year
  • Win NaNoWriMo
  • Publish a short story on Amazon
  • Visit Arundel Castle, West Sussex
  • Get my driving licence
  • Create a home with an inviting, joyous, comfortable, loving atmosphere.
  • Write a letters to my daughter – started an email account for her to which I email her regularly
  • Visit New Orleans and have chicory coffee and warm beignets in Cafe Du Monde
  • Make beignets from scratch
  • Meet Cherry Menlove
  • Meet Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Pass on a family heirloom to my daughter
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Have a fireplace
  • Have a home library with a cosy chair
  • Have a Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Watch It’s a Beautiful Life
  • Watch Miracle on 34th Street
  • Sponsor a family at Christmas
  • Have a romantic kiss under the mistletoe
  • Bake Christmas themed cookies & hold a cookie swap
  • Make and drink homemade mulled wine
  • Do a foraging course
  • Have a board games evening
  • Have an elf on the shelf
  • Learn to play Moonlight Sonata on the piano
  • Learn to dance the Tango
  • Learn sign language
  • Plant a tree in memory of a special someone – R.I.P George 2015
  • Write a story book for my daughter
  • Dye my hair bright red
  • Sit behind a waterfall
  • Have teddy bears picnic with DD
  • Have a girls pamper evening with DD
  • Go to a burlesque show
  • Bake a victoria cream sponge with DD
  • Relax in a hot tub under the stars
  • Drink hot chocolate and watch fireworks – 2013
  • Go to a pick your own farm with my family
  • Read the Magic Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton with DD
  • Go to the proper Lapland for a Santa experience with DD
  • Go to Lapland UK
  • Climb a mountain – Climbed Cat Bells 2013
  • Unplug for 48 hours
  • Jump in a pool fully clothed
  • Skinny dip!
  • Get kinky in the outdoors! – 2003
  • Completely pay off my mortgage – first house 2006
  • Go on an African safari
  •  Deep sea dive
  • Write a gratitude note to someone
  • Give someone a heartfelt surprise
  • Start a pay it forward initiative
  • Get a complete makeover and photo shoot
  • Build a snowman
  • Fly first class
  • Kiss on the Eiffel tower
  • Be the mother of the bride
  • Have the lead role in a west end play
  • Build a tree house
  • Go skiing
  • Sleep in a castle
  • Have a photograph library of our lives
  • Be an extra in a film
  • Order room service
  • Create our family recipe book
  • Host a dinner party in our new house
  • Write my last will and testament
  • Dress up fancy and go somewhere mundane
  • Do a wine tasting – 1999
  • Throw someone a surprise party
  • Own a roll top bath
  • Take my daughter on a mommy and daughter weekend away
  • Go glamping
  • Holiday on a ranch
  • Go indoor sky diving!
  • Have a mermaid photo shoot
  • Get a hair wrap done
  • Take a falconry class
  • Get a clothes/wardrobe consultation
  • Create a set of Harry Potter shopping bags
  • Be in a West End Show – Sleeping Beauty, the Peacock Theatre 2009 
  • Meet someone famous – Met Nelson Mandela in 1997
  • Swim in an aquarium
  • Throw an epic Harry Potter party
  • Visit Mina Lima
  • Get my driving licence!
  • Finish the WIP novel I’ve been working on for years
  • Scuba dive in an aquarium tank
  • Ride in a horse drawn carriage through Central Park at Christmas
  • Visit New York at Christmas
  • Watch Strictly  Come Dancing show in Blackpool
  • Feed a dolphin
  • Do the Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio tour
  • Camp in our back yard
  • Visit Magic Alley 
  • Relax in a natural hot spring
  • Swim in an infinity pool in a gorgeous location
  • Stay in a log cabin in the woods
  • Watch the sun set over the ocean
  • Attend dinner in the Hogwarts Great Hall at the WB studios
  • Act in a play
  • Attend a murder mystery party
  • Go to a book signing
  • Visit Alnwick castle
  • Attend Diagcon
  • Stay at Inn BoonsBoro
  • Visit the Pioneer woman’s Mercantile and do a lodge tour
  • Have a craft stall at a Harry Potter Festival

 

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