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100 Things - Bucket List

 I've always been a fan of a bucket list. I've had one for years and usually have little ones if I go away somewhere. As I've gotten older the list is somewhat more realistic than it was as a child!

Back in 2014/2015 I wrote a 101 things in 1001 days list. Looking back on it now some of the things were a little bit silly but I think held me accountable to get stuff done. (Sort everything on the top of the wardrobe for example!) It was part bucket list, part to do list really! I've also been really lucky in my childhood that my Nanny and parents took me and my brother on two cruises so I've been able to visit a lot of countries that would have been on my list. As well as being on TV, being in the paper, I've been able to unintentionally tick things off my bucket list that I would have wanted to add.

This is the completed things from my 101 things list from 2014/2015. As you can see, some are random..."Buy 3 statement necklaces". My life was obviously WILD back then.

2014/2015 Completed
1Buy 3 statement necklaces
2Buy a 40mm lens
3Be involved in something BIG [Britmums Live room moderator]
4Buy a Cath Kidston dress
5Complete an online course
7Do something special with Dale for our 30th
8Go for afternoon tea
9Go fruit picking
10Go in a hot tub
11Go on holiday to Somerset
12Go to 3 blog conferences
13Go to the cinema with mum
14Grow Butterflies
16Learn how to create and edit videos
17Make 5 new friends
18New laptop
19Photos for Big Nanny
20Read 5 books
21See an Orang-utan
22See Blood Brothers on stage
23Sort photos on laptop
24Sort sponsored posts
25Sort the top of our wardrobe
26Take the boys on a road trip
27Take the boys to the Panto
28Teach Charles to pedal without stabilisers
29Teach Harry to pedal with stabilisers
30Teach Harry to pedal without stabilisers
31Tidy, organise and add to my Pinterest boards
32Try Oysters
33Visit Scotland
34Watch 10 Tom Hanks films
35Watch Banger Racing
36Watch the sunset
37Drive on a motorway

So as life has changed since then, my children are older, I have more freedom due to divorce and a lovely relationship now and the realisation that LIFE IS SHORT!!!...and inspired after listening to an episode 125 of 'The Brave Table' podcast by Dr Neeta Bhushan I created a new list. 
The episode is titled "How to live a fulfilling life and set meaningful goals" and is in conversation with Sebastian Terry. "I asked myself, ‘If I were to die today, could I say that I wouldn’t have changed anything?’, and just like that, I realized I was really unhappy. I didn’t have any purpose, goals, or know who I was. This was my a-ha moment. What could be more important than feeling happy?"

I can't wait to tick things off and with 33 more spaces to fill, to find other things to experience, learn, places to visit etc.

What would be on your list?


New List

1

Eat at a Mexican restaurant

2

Eat at Duck and Waffle in London

3

Eat at a Vegan restaurant

4

Watch the sunrise

5

Grow Ladybirds

6

Drive A Quad Bike

7

Jet Ski

8

Go for breakfast by myself in a hotel

9

Present an award at an awards ceremony

10

Be on a mental health/Wellbeing judging panel

11

Shear a Sheep

12

Go on a Hovercraft

13

Create a Vision Board

14

Be a Member of a TV Studio Audience

15

Have a Cupping treatment

16

Visit a Vineyard

17

Watch 10 classic films I haven’t watched before

18

Do a Range Rover driving experience

19

Be on another Wellbeing Panel

20

Attend a Beer Festival

21

Destroy Stuff in a Rage Room

22

Take an ancestry DNA test

23

Be on a podcast

24

Drive a Tractor

25

Do the Tobbogan in Valkenburg

26

Go to the TT in Assen

27

See Andre Rieu in Maastrict

28

Go to Goodwood

29

Say “Yes” To Everything For One Weekend

30

Go to a Faulty Towers dinner experience

31

Go to a murder mystery weekend

32

Go to an auction

33

Take the boys on a plane by myself

34

See the 1975

35

Go to Carnival in Maastrict

36

Visit Crete

37

Visit Utrecht

38

Visit Malta

39

Visit Venice

40

Visit Camden

41

Visit Keukenhof

42

Visit Prague

43

Visit Berlin

44

Take the boys to Legoland

45

Visit the Isle of Wight

46

Visit Edinburgh

47

Visit the Catacombs of Paris

48

Redesign my blog

49

Make 10 recipes from my Dutch cookbook

50

Take a Pottery Class

51

Take a Life Coaching course

52

Read "That Sucked, Now What" by Dr Neeta Bhushan

53

Read "The Chimp Paradox"

54

Restart blog

55

Create a blogging schedule

56

Consistenly stay under 11 stone

57

Have a conversation in Dutch with a Dutch person

58

Have a Facial

59

Have my Palm Read

60

Only drink water for a week

61

Go meat free for a week

62

Work with a mental health charity

63

Attend a mental health/wellbeing conference

64

Learn about Buddhism

65

Make a list of 25 things I like about myself

66

Complete the 30 day shred

67

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68

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