My Bucket List – 50 things to do before I die

Many, many years ago my best friend and I wrote our bucket lists. I have no idea where they are now but I know we have both achieved many things off those lists. Some 25 years later I know it is time to make my new list. I am older, wiser, I have lost those I love,, somewhat mobility impaired and I have 2 children and husband in tow.

Nevertheless I know my dreams are vital to keep alive. And there is much I want to achieve before I pass through this life. This list may change and it may grow but at the moments its a little list of things I would like to achieve ….wish me luck.

I hope to get started as soon as I finish writing.

bucket list

Here are my 50 things to do ….

1. Publish my poem

2. Weigh and maintain at 8 stone 10

3. Go to Montana

4. Have my own office overlooking a beautiful garden

5. Raise £10,000 for Sightsavers

6. Have a home near the sea

7. Learn to drive on the ringroad and park in a multi story

8. Learn to play the guitar>  Annalise and I are now on lesson 5!

9. Have a minimalist home

10. Sell a painting

11. Go to Florida with my children

12. Set up a memorial to my mum

13. Have a website about emotional literacy   It’s up Emotionally Healthy Kids

14. Learn to speak Spanish

15. Learnt to cook 5 beautiful vegetarian dishes and 5 desserts

16. Travel on the Orient Express

17. Run workshops on emotional literacy

18. Throw a charity ball

19. Get cycling again

20. Learn to use a camera well

21.  Make my own signature scent

22. Have a session with a fashion stylist and learn to dress well

23. Take tea at the Ritz with my best friends

24. Visit Amsterdam

25. Write for Reloved

26. Write for Simple Things

27. Put away 1 million pounds for the kids

28. Write a novel

29. Play in a tennis tournament

30. Own a convertible

31. Go to LA

32. Be in a film

33. Curate an art exhibition

34. Have a radio show

35.  Design a pair of shoes

36. Write my own desiderata

37. Build a school

38.  See Budapest

39. Take a cruise

40.  Make an explore my feelings book.

41. Design my own product. > have a contract to make set of fink cards and a training guide ort in Feb 2016

42. Be in a play

43. Entertain my friends once a month and holiday with them once a year

44. Go to a literary festival

45. Learnt to write beautifully

46. Master the art of flower arranging

47.  Campaign each year for something I believe in

48. Set up the kindness tree each month

49. Go to Vegas

50. Write a novel


I will keep you up to date with my progress!


“Another year is fast approaching. Go be that starving artist you’re afraid to be. Open up that journal and get poetic finally. Volunteer. Suck it up and travel. You were not born here to work and pay taxes. You were put here to be part of a vast organism to explore and create. Stop putting it off. The world has much more to offer than what’s on 15 televisions at TGI Fridays. Take pictures. Scare people. Shake up the scene. Be the change you want to see in the world.” 

Jason Mraz





  1. August 16, 2015 / 8:38 am

    Great list. I also had the Orient Express on my list and I’m so blessed that we did it, my husband surprised me for my 40th! Your no 49 is also on my travel bucket list – maybe for my 50th?!!
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