Have you made your bucket list? Now’s the time — write about the things you want to do and see before you become dust in the wind.
I used to love to plan a bucket list of things that I would do one day but today’s reaction was the sad truth that many of the things I would like to do will probably never be possible mostly because of money but for other reasons too.
One of my earliest bucket lists from my teenage years included #Visit New Zealand and see the cathederal at Christchurch. Well I still hope I may get to New Zealand one day as I have a lot of things on my NZ bucket list but sadly I will never see that cathederal, it is gone forever, lost in the terrible earthquake of 2010.
Another one I doubt I’ll be able to fulfill was to visit every continent. I think my chances of seeing Africa, Antartica and the Americas are not great.
So now I’m trying to make a bucket list of things that I have a chance of actually doing. Not in any particular order:
#I would love to visit Fremantle, WA particularly if I could do so in 2016.- Fremantle was the first Australian port our migrant ship called in to and 2016 will mark 50 years since that time.
#Travel from Sydney to Perth or vice versa on the Indian Pacific train – I’ve wanted to do that almost my whole life, I’m not giving it up.
#I’d love to go to a Test Match at the SCG. – of course I hate the weather in Sydney in summer which is a bit of a problem.
#Go on a cruise to New Zealand – Two ambitions with one holiday is good value for money
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#Buy or build a special netted enclosure for Polly our cat to enjoy outside without endangering herself or the wildlife.
#Stay in a posh hotel for a night or two to see what it is like
So there are a few things that might be achievable without winning Lotto. Hopefully I’ll be spared to do at least some of them. 🙂