The Bucket List

So I’ve been completing my bucket list for a number of years and I thought that, perhaps, it was time to actually record everything in the one place!

My Bucket List is forever evolving – for every item I tick off, I am probably adding three or four more. However, isn’t that the point? To keep trying new things, exploring, adventuring, seeing what I am capable of and what this amazing world has to offer? To be brave with your life in whatever way you want to be….

There is particular order, rhyme or reason to this list…. but let’s start with completed items or items currently in progress!

Complete or in progress…. (photos still being added!)

1. Learn, learn, learn – whether it be through qualifications, courses, professional development. Don’t stop learning… 

2. Put my feet in every sea and ocean in the world… (in progress!)

3. See the Amazon Rainforest 

4. Whitewater Rafting 

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5. Bridging (Banos, Ecuador) 

6. Get a tattoo (or three…) 

7. Give roller derby a try! 

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8. Where there is a chance to swim in a waterfall pool, do it!

9. While you are at it, why don’t you try and climb a waterfall. 

10. Stand with one foot either side of the equator.

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11. Once, just once, stay in absolute luxury (Wild Water Lodge, Uganda)! 

12. Perform in The Vagina Monologues (twice!)

13. See The Big Five (Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant, Lion and Rhino)

14. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro 

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15. Run 5k and 10k – prove to yourself that you can do it!  Do the Colour Run! Do the Santa Run!

16. Get fit and healthy and do your best to stay that way! 

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17. Make a speech in public – one that you have written yourself – and make people laugh! 

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18. Visit New York, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, cycle through Central Park, fall in love with Brooklyn, see a Broadway play and musical, visit Tiffany’s…. 

19. Eat Oysters 

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20. Go snorkelling. 

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21. Embrace your geeky Gaiman side and do that Corpse Bride costume you’ve always wanted to! 

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22. Live in wonderful places all over the world! 

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23. Play in bands again and embrace making music with friends. 

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24. Go Ape! 

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25. Never pass by an opportunity to dress up in a ridiculous costume! 


26. Take a flight in a tiny plane! 

27. Forget about your tummy or your thighs – wear the bikini! 


28. See the sun rise over the Serengeti. 

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29. Visit beautiful places all over the world… (this is continually in progress!)

30. Go whale watching.

31. Ride the train on the Nariz del Diablo.


32. Swing on the rope swing at Casa D’Arbol


33. Give surfing a try!

34. Ziplining

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35. Milk a cow


Still to do: 

36. Go on a sea plane

37. Dog sledding

38. Dive with sharks

39. Indoor skydive

40. Tandem skydive

41. Try kite surfing

42. Paintballing

43. Go on a hot air balloon ride

44. Scuba Dive

45. Swim with dolphins

46. Zorbing

47. Visit an elephant orphanage

48. Visit the Virunga Volcano in DRC

49. Cuddle a Koala

50. See baby turtles hatching and going to the ocean

51. Sleep in a yurt

52. Sleep in an igloo

53. See the Northern Lights

54.  Meet a world leader

55. Be published

56. Write a book

57. Listen to jazz and blues in New Orleans

58. Ride the trams in San Francisco and see the Golden Gate Bridge

59. Attend a film premiere

60. Fly on a trapeze

61. Be upgraded on a flight

62. Go on a cruise

63. Go to San Diego Comic Con

64. Record a song

65. Go to Wimbledon for finals day

66. Visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

67. Catch, cook and eat a fish

68. Drink in an ice bar

69. Make cheese.

70. Be in the New York Times Bestsellers List

71. Experience weightlessness

72. Get ordained (to be able to do friends weddings!)

73. Own an original piece of artwork

74. Give a Keynote Speech

75. Give a Ted Talk

76. Learn a new language fluently

77. Read a banned book

78. Go to Graceland

79. Learn a martial art

80. Stand up paddleboard

81. Take a self-defense class

82. Take a tap dance class

83.  Fly in a helicopter

84. Jetski

85. Ride in a tuk tuk

86. Fly first class

87. Celebrate Christmas in a different country

88. Step foot in all 7 continents

89. See the Pyramids

90. See a Mayan ruin

91. Stay on a vineyard

92. Walk on a glacier

93. See the Grand Canyon

94. Do the Hollywood Walk of Fame

95. Stand under the Hollywood sign

96. Walk on Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach in Hawaii

97. Spend the night in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

98. See Niagara Falls

99. Visit the White House

100. Ride the Orient Express

101. Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway

102. See the Sydney Opera House

103. Walk on the pink shore of Lake Natron, Tanzania

104. Sleep in an overwater bungalow on Bora Bora

105. Walk the Great Wall of China

106. Take a tour of Abbey Road Studios in London

107. Stay in a glass igloo in Finland

108. See the Eiffel Tower glitter at night

109. See iconic works of art – Starry Night at MoMA (done!) and the Mona Lisa at the Louvre

110. Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich

111. Walk Through the Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, in Kitakyushu, Japan

112. Explore the Ancient Ruins of Petra in Jordan

113. Float in the Dead Sea (Jordan/Israel)

114. Float down the Mekong River in Laos

115. Stay at the Boat Hotel in Cocoa Island in the Maldives

116. Eat ath the Underwater Hotel in the Maldives

117. Explore the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands

118. Explore the Waitomo Glowworm in New Zealand

119. Do the giant rope swing in Queenstown, New Zealand

120. Sit on the edge of Preikestolen in Norway

121. Hike the Inca Trail in Peru

122. Let go of a floating lantern at Loi Krathong in Thailand

123. Shop at the Floating Market in Vietnam

124. Take a junk boat ride through Ha Long Bay in Vietnam.

125. Go to Burning Man Festival

126. Go to the Rio Carnival

127. Go to La Tomatina in Spain

128. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square

129. Stay at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

130. Swim with the manatees at Crystal River, Florida

131. Edge Walk at Toronto’s CN Tower

132. Hike the Appalachian Trail

133. Learn to juggle

134. Go to the Olympics

135. Get a Masters and PhD

136. Be part of a flashmob

137. Buy a same day plane ticket to a foreign country

138. Fly a plane

139. Take a cocktail making class

140. Ride a motorcycle

141. See Iguazu Falls in Argentina

142. Bathe in the pool at the top of Victoria Falls, Zambia

143. See Mount Everest in Nepal

144. Train to be an astronaut

145. Be a vintage model for a day

146. Go to circus school

147. Write a children’s book

148. Learn how to do a backflip

149. Attend Coachella Music Festival

150. Learn how to sail