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, Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with my family for my 40th birthday in 2021
  • 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
  • Check out the rock choir
  • Hold a Macmillan Coffee morning at home
  • Have tea at the Ritz
  • Euro Disney with my family – planned for August 2015
  • Visit the French countryside
  • Visit Petticoat Lane Market
  • Visit Portobello Market
  • Visit Brick Lane Market
  • Go on the London Eye
  • Take part in a Vintage Pin Up shoot
  • Have a family photoshoot
  • 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
  • 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
  • Visit a Christmas markets in Germany –2013!
  • Make a period appropriate costume and take part in the Jane Austen festival in Bath
  • Make a piece of art/painting for my home
  • Have a meal at the Oxo Tower
  • Get a tattoo
  • Eat at River Cottage restaurant
  • Eat at one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants
  • Go to Lapland UK – booked for December 2017
  • Have a spa day
  • Have a romantic overnight stay with DH and sleep in a four poster bed
  • Tea at Harrods
  • Visit Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Go on a vintage shopping road trip
  • Go on a dinner cruise on the Thames
  • Have a tea party at home with all my friends
  • Sew an heirloom quilt
  • Redecorate my bedroom
  • See Riverdance live
  • Go to the Edinburgh Festival
  • See Disney on Ice
  • Take DD into London to see the Christmas lights & Visit Santa at Harrods
  • Take DD to Lapland UK
  • Attend a pottery workshop and make a teapot
  • Have a Victorian Christmas
  • Have a Harry Potter Christmas
  • Have a girls movie night in
  • Have a craft she shed to be proud of
  • Have a summer house in the garden
  • Completely redo our courtyard
  • Adopt a kitten – 2014
  • Trick or treat & have a potluck with the neighbours
  • Caroling to raise money for charity and potluck at ours
  • Record a song
  • Learn to sew my own lingerie
  • Do a dress making course
  • Visit Spitalfields market
  • Visit Roman Road Market
  • Decorate a gingerbread house – 2013
  • Visit Cabbages and Frocks Market
  • Ladies day out in London – 2013
  • Visit Brixton market
  • 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
  • Go to a beach and witness the bioluminsescence
  • Have regular Friday night date nights
  • 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
  • See an open air Shakespear play
  • See a show at the Miller Centre, Caterham – Alice in Wonderland 2014
  • Attend a Christmas eve midnight Mass
  • Ride on an elephant
  • Decorate my garden 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
  • Join/start a stitch and bitch club
  • Visit Corfu, Greece
  • Start a Supper club
  • Sing in a band
  • Try archery
  • Go horseriding on a beach
  • Have a romantic picnic on a beach around sunset
  • Catch a fish
  • Learn to play the guitar
  • 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 book
  • 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 havechicory coffee and beignets in Cafe Du Mond
  • 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
  • Make and give neighbour Christmas gifts
  • 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
  • Give DH a strip show! (TMI!)
  • Go to a burlesque show
  • Make a paella from scratch
  • 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
  • Go on a cruise
  • Go to a costume party and dress up as my favourite character
  • 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 will
  • Dress up fancy and go somewhere mundane
  • Do a wine tasting – 1999
  • Throw someone a surprise party
  • Throw a neighbourhood cook out
  • Own a roll top bath
  • Have a thriving youtube channel
  • Have a thriving website
  • Take my daughter on a mommy and daughter holiday
  • Go glamping
  • Holiday on a ranch
  • Have a mermaid photo shoot
  • Get a hair wrap done
  • Get a clothes/wardrobe consultation
  • Throw an epic Harry Potter party
  • Get my driving licence!
  • Publish my book
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