Life List

My list is long and ambitious, but I think it’s achievable over a lifetime. Don’t you? We’ll see. I will be happy to tick off half of this list. If I decide I don’t want to do something below, then I won’t. It isn’t about ticking off a list, it’s just about making my life worth living. I won’t waste my time doing something I don’t really want to do. I may add as I go, I don’t know. I can do whatever I want though because it’s my life and my list!  

Grow a vegetable garden
Grow a flower garden
Watch and photograph a sunrise July 2011
Eat at a Michelin starred restaurant
Live abroad
Get my diving license (PADI)
Learn to play ‘Someone Like You’ (Adele) on the piano
Learn to knit
Make a quilt
Design and sew a dress
Complete a triathlon
Complete a marathon
Go to the airport with a packed bag and book flights somewhere spontaneously
Buy a Jeep
Learn to surf
Own a home
Get married
Have children (by birth and/or adoption)
Publish an article in a printed magazine
Publish a book
Have £20,000 in my savings account (or currency equivalent)
Join a book club
Take my mum on a trip to Venice and Paris (and pay for flights & accommodation)
Host a dinner party for at least 10 people (and cook all of it)
Have a meal with a homeless person
Teach English in a foreign country
Volunteer in an orphanage
Visit all 7 continents
Eat snails
Pee my pants from laughter
Get a tattoo
Learn conversational Spanish
Learn to play chess
Become a mentor to a younger girl/woman
Own a beach house
Start my own business
Do a photography course
Sleep under the stars
See 1 million hits on my blog
Gamble in a casino
Drive a jet-ski
Live in a non-English speaking country for 6 months
Go on a spa weekend away with the girls
Complete the 30 day photography challenge
Learn to swing dance
Go strawberry picking
Take up golf

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, DC
Loy Krathong, the sky lantern festival in Thailand
Carnival in Venice, Italy
La Tomatina, Valencia, Spain
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Climb Mount Everest
Go white water rafting
Go on safari
Ride a camel in the Sahara desert
See a Broadway show in NYC
See a West End show in London
Experience Times Square on New Year’s Eve
Go on a cruise
Wash an Elephant
Have high tea at the Ritz Hotel, London
See Cirque du Soleil
Go to the Olympics
Watch a Wimbledon tournament
Go to Royal Ascot Horse Races
Go to a premier football game
Go to an American football game
Go to an All Blacks game
Fly in a hot air balloon
Fly first class
Ride a motorcycle
See Cirque du Soleil live
See Coldplay in concert November 2008
Dive in the Red Sea
Celebrate Thankgiving in the US with an American family
Skydive August 2011
Swim with dolphins
Shop at Harrods
Watch turtles hatch & run for the ocean
See the Northern Lights
Trek the Inca Trail

Famous landmarks
Victoria Falls (between Zambia and Zimbabwe)
Iguassu Falls (between Brazil and Argentina)
Live in a non-English speaking country for at least 6 months
St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican, Rome
The Acropolis in Greece
Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain October 2010
The Statues of Easter Island, Chile
Hagia Sophia, Turkey May 2011
Kiyomizu Temple in Japan
The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Stonehenge, United Kingdom
The Sydney Opera House, Australia October 2006
Machu Picchu, Peru
The Coliseum in Rome July 2009
Petra, Jordan
The Great Wall of China
The Taj Mahal, India
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
Go to the Pike Place Market in Seattle
See Mount Rushmore
See the Empire State Building
Climb up the Statue of Liberty in New York
SeaWorld Florida, Orlando
Go to Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA
Disney World, Florida
San Diego Zoo
Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany – Schwangau)
Buckingham Palace (inside)
Westminster Abbey (inside)
Climb the Eiffel Tower September 2008
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Grand Canyon
Niagara Falls
Great Wall of China
Machu Picchu
Mona Lisa painting (Louvre, Paris) September 2008

(spend more than a week and must see more than one city/place)
United Kingdom
Greece July 2012
South Africa
The Caribbean
Croatia July 2012

Hong Kong
Dublin April 2012
Edinburgh May 2012
London May 2008
Rome July 2009
Florence July 2009
Venice July 2009
Vienna July 2009
Paris September 2008
Berlin July 2009
Istanbul May 2011
Amsterdam August 2009
Prague August 2009
Monaco July 2009
Nice July 2009
St Petersburg
New York City
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Amalfi Coast (I know, not a city)

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