This week with our top ten we’re looking at our bucket lists – I have so many things that it’s really hard to choose what to share, so decided to give you five that I’ve ticked off the list and five that are still to be done. Thanks as always to Tamara, Part-time Working Hockey Mom, for hosting this challenge.
Five that I’ve done:
1. Visit Paris with someone I love. Ken and I have been to Paris once together and it was a really fun few days – not quite as romantic as I pictured. The Eiffel Tower helped me discover my beloved’s fear or heights and we couldn’t work out how to open the window in our hotel room so we nearly died of heat exhaustion – at one point in the night I got up and laid on the tile floor in the bathroom to cool down.
2. Visit Dubrovnik. I’d wanted to visit this beautiful city since I was young and remember crying when I saw it being attacked in the war. When we had a holiday in Croatia on the island of Hvar we had a day trip to Dubrovnik and when I first saw it I cried again – it was everything I’d hoped for. The fact that a bird pooped on Ken’s head whilst we were there makes it all the more memorable.
3. See the Southern & Northern lights. When I was little my dad woke me up one night to show me the Aurora Australis – beautiful green and yellow lights dancing across the sky. Ever since I’ve wanted to see the Aurora Borealis and this finally happened last year – living in Scotland is the perfect place to see them. I think I may have even cryed a little – are you getting the sense that I’m a bit emotional when happy?
4, Become a vegetarian. Okay, I’m only half way there, as we’re now Pescatarians, but it’s something I’ve wished I had the will to do for years, and yet when I made the decision it just took a split second. My reasons are very personal, but they include ethical reasons and for my health.
5. Marry my best friend. I always told people that I didn’t want to get married and even had bets on this. Part of the reason was that I didn’t think I would ever find someone to match up to my dreams including the fact that he had to be Scottish. How wrong I was and I’m now married to the most fabulous man in the world.