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Bucket lists

I think deep down, whether we use the phrase 'bucket list' or not, everyone of us has a list of things they would like to do or see before death.
Image result for bucket list quotesI have been very fortunate that this year already I have had the opportunity do cross a few items off my bucket list.
I went to Utah to visit Tiffani.
I saw the Mormon Tabernacle Choir not once, but twice
I heard 'Don't Look Back in Anger' live
I saw Richard Ashcroft play live.
This week I get to see The Avett Brothers play live in London (EEK!!!)
I realise how very fortunate I am to be in a position where I can enjoy these things, and I started to think about my own bucket list.
I started to think about creating a 40 before 40 list.
The only thing with that is that it then leads to a 50 before 50 etc....
So I decided that the best thing to do is to create a bucket list.
It will be a work in progress so I can add to it as I come across other things I would like to do.
This time, I shall keep the list on a tab at the top of the blog so that I can cross it out as I complete things, rather like I did for my 30 before 30 challenge.

So..... the big question. What is going to be on my bucket list. I hope to have 100 items, but so far I have only thought of 25. If you have any suggestions of what I have forgotten feel free to let me know! 

1. See the Northern Lights
2. Pass my driving test
3. Visit Rome
4. Get published
5. See the seven wonders of the world
6. Get my daisy tattoo
7.See a play at the Globe Theatre
8. Learn to swim
9. Buy a flat
10. Buy my first car
11. Fly in a hot air balloon
12. See an opera
13. See a ballet
14. Do a colour run
15. Compile my family tree
16. Bring my dad back to Italy on holiday
17. Visit the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg
18. Learn a foreign language
19. Learn to crochet
20. Make a blanket
21. Grow a vegetable garden
22. Visit Albert Hall
23. Revisit Utah
24. Take a cruise
25.  Keep a diary for a year


Do you have a bucket list? I would love to hear some of your ideas!! 
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  1. When you come back to Utah, I've got a friend who does tattoos, my mom can teach you how to crochet, I can help you with your family tree (and then embroider it for you ) and i dream of a hot air balloon ride too, so maybe we can share that.

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