The Initial List

Hi Readers!

This blog is pretty self explanatory, it’s in the title, it’s my bucket list. To elaborate, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to create this blog and secondly each and every year try and complete at least 8 on the list.

I think of new ideas daily so there will be blog posts where I’ll add to my list and others where I can cross things off with photos and the like so it won’t just be this pointless post with a list.

I’m doing this because I don’t want to grow old wishing I’d done everything on my list without youth on my side and a million financial ties and worries. The amount of older men and women I speak to, who when you explain you’ve been travelling say, ‘oh I wish I’d done that’. I don’t want to be that person.

I had a tattoo done last year which says (in Thai) ‘regret the things you did not do’ and I want to live by that moto. Why waste my money on expensive materialistic things like a Mulberry bag or a pair of KG’s – granted they’re beautiful, but at 40 I won’t look back and be proud of that purchase. I want to have wicked memories and experiences…so here goes!

Théa’s Bucket List – December 2013

–          Swim with dolphins (Pretty standard but not necessarily difficult to complete?)

–          Fly in a hot air balloon

–          Bungee jump over a river

–          Jump off of Riverside’s top diving board (You may laugh but I am PETRIFIED of heights and I have to eventually conquer this childhood fear)

–          Eat a battered Mars bar

–          Eat a full Indian meal (I hate the smells of the spices but people find me strange for disliking it)

–          Visit the Taj Mahal

–          Walk the Great Wall of China

–         ‘Attend’ Munich Beer Festival (I mean get battered there!)

–          Visit Stockholm

–          Live in another country (Definitely an important one, for everyone)

–          Go to Rio Carnival

–          Go back to Thailand (Because I’ve never fallen in love with a country like I did Thailand)

–          Visit Fiji

–          See Death Cab For Cutie in concert

–          Stay in an extravagant hotel (Hot tub and bath in the room and room service would be beautiful)

–          Newspaper and dog poo trick (Curtosy of Mr Vince Brown)

–          Go back to Lanzorote and listen to George Michael on the balcony (great childhood memories….)

–          Go to a Michelin star restaurant

–          Go to Gauchos

–          Go tothe Bavarian Restaurant in London (I’m a crout at heart)

–          Rent a cute cottage in Ireland with a log fire

–          Go on the London Eye

–          Have a baguette in front of the Eiffel Tower

–          Watch the Sunrise at Angkor Watt

–          Visit the Amazon Rainforest

–          Make a 3 tiered cake

–          Cut my hair really short (because I’m always too much of a wimp)

–          Milk a cow

–          Watch a Live Grand Prix Race

–          Try Haggis

–          Feed a penguin (because they are so cute!)

–          See the Northern Lights

–          Get a ride with a Husky

–          Sleep in an Ice Bed in the Ice Hotel in Sweden (Google it – you’ll want to after too)

–          Go to the Ice Bar in London

–          Visit Auschwitz

–          Try a joint in Amsterdam

–          Hold a star fish

–          Run a Half-Marathon

–          Run a Marathon

–          Visit the Pyramids in Egypt

–          Take a Mud Bath

–          Take a Gondola in Venice

–          Swim with a Great White (In a cage – I’m not that brave)

–          Snorkel / Dive in the Great Barrier Reef

–          Go on a Safari

–          Walk through Central Park in New York

–          Go to a PROPER Christmas market (none of these British City wannabes)

–          Swim with Turtles

–          Whale Watch

–          Visit Every Continent

–          Have a pint of Guinness in Ireland

–          Learn how to make chocolate

–          Try Sushi

–          Jump off of a cliff into the sea

–          Pull an all-nighter

–          Visit the ruins in Athens

–          Go to a pottery class

–          Take part in the London Triathlon

–          Drink Champagne in a Hot Tub

–          Go to the Tomato Festival in Spain

–          Watch all 3 Lord of the Rings movies

–          Ski in Canada (it’s supposed to be a beautiful country)

–          Watch a Baseball Game

–          Watch an American Football Game

–          Go to a Rugby game

–          Visit Argentina’s Igazu Falls

–          Ride a Tandem

–         Become completely fluent in German

–          Read all 7 Harry Potter’s

–          Stay in a log cabin

–          Truly enjoy a job

–          Take ‘couples’ pictures in a photobooth

–           Go on a Road Trip

–           Visit the Harry Potter Studios

–           Graduate

So this is all I have so far, it’s a pretty hefty list but if I’m fortunate enough to live until I’m say 60, I’ve still got quite a few years to complete it. Some can be done without any planning and for barely any money at all, others are a little pricey but 2014 is for saving for my ‘Bucket List’ activitiiiiies.

My target is 8 a year, I’ll probably add to this constantly but I believe it can be done. Wish me luck!

Also, if any of my friends are reading this, help me complete some!