Until this year, on honeymoon to be precise, I had never put pen to paper about my bucket list. Time on my hands spent with my new husband, but no beanzy, sitting in the bar in mauritius whilst the rain poured down around us, and the cocktails were flowing, bought us on to the topic of bucket lists, and what we wanted to put on ours.
Now I have already had some great adventures of my own, before I met MrN, and so it feels like I should talk about some of the things I have done before I come on to some of the things I would like to do.
Mackerel fishing off the coast of Cornwall in 2004 was an interesting trip – not only was I contending with sea sickness on the most choppy water ever (this might be an exaggeration!), but I was covered in fish blood and guts by the end of it. Looking back though, I loved it. I especially loved the devilled mackerel that we cooked later that evening on the BBQ.
Walking in the foothills of the atlas mountains in morocco was another cool thing to do. It was my first overseas trip on my own, which I decided to make in order to draw a close to a job which had come to an end after five years, and bought about significant change in my life. Only five days, but five incredible days walking in the warmth and blue skies of morocco.
White water rafting in Scotland was an amazing adventure. One I would certainly wish to repeat but on a slightly rougher river. No pictures of this one I’m afraid, no one left on dry land to hold the camera, and I certainly wasn’t taking it in with me!!
An action packed holiday up into the Arctic circle bought adventure every day. I loved my Finnish magic trip, again, a trip I took by myself in order to escape everyday life. Husky dog sledding, skidoo riding, building an igloo, proper sledging and seeing the northern lights were some of the high points, again, all things I would have had on my bucket list, should I have had written it by then!
Swimming in a fresh water waterfall in Spain was great fun – part of a girls weekend a few years ago. Wow, looking back, that was such an incredible weekend. One that if we did again, just wouldn’t be the same!!
I won’t circle me, but I’m pretty central to the picture.
I’ve started this, it’s a bit obsessive – I think I might have to write the actual bucket list in another post, as it looks like its going to be a super duper long one otherwise!