Daily Prompt: Dust In The Wind

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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

Marlborough Sounds

photo by Norbert Rupp on Flickr. Some Rights reserved

#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. 🙂




I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

One comment

  1. This is my first stop at your OTHER BLOG. Thanks for giving directions. You’ve got me thinking about making a bucket to put a list in. 😉 A cruise to New Zealand sounds wonderful.


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