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My bucket list

Like Hana Ticha, I would say I’m pretty satisfied with my life, and really appreciate the good fortune I’ve had to be able to do the things I’ve done. I’ve written about this before, and I would still say that if I die tomorrow, I’d be happy with the life I’ve lived. Nevertheless, there are still a few things I’d like to do, so here’s my contribution to Hana’s #bucketlistchallenge:

  1. Have a family.
  2. Fly in a hot air balloon, preferably in Egypt – this is something I’ve wanted to do since we made travel brochures as a school holiday homework when I was 11!
  3. Learn to play a musical instrument.
  4. Have two consecutive months when I don’t have to see a health professional about anything.
  5. See the curvature of the Earth from space – not sure how achievable that one is, but that’s why it’s a bucket list!
  6. See the lava of a volcano – I was very excited when I saw smoking volcanoes for the first time as I flew to Malta this summer.
  7. Take the Trans-Siberian Express.
  8. Learn Arabic.
  9. Learn an Indian language – Hindi, Urdu or Punjabi probably. When I was very young, the library my mum worked at had lots of bilingual children’s books, and I remember being fascinated by the different scripts there.
  10. Go on a walking holiday.

The first 5 were pretty easy to come up with, the others required a little more thought 🙂 What would your bucket list look like?

A volcano smoking in the bottom right-hand corner. The rest of the view is mountains with a few cotton-wool clouds over them

My first ever view of a volcano, near the toe of Italy as I flew to Malta in July this year

 

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Comments on: "My bucket list" (8)

  1. fateh haloui said:

    i learn you the arabic during one month

    2017-10-29 8:11 GMT+01:00 Sandy Millin :

    > Sandy Millin posted: “Like Hana Ticha, I would say I’m pretty satisfied > with my life, and really appreciate the good fortune I’ve had to be able to > do the things I’ve done. I’ve written about this before, and I would still > say that if I die tomorrow, I’d be happy with the life” >

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  2. Hana Tichá said:

    Thanks for joining in, Sandy. Isn’t it interesting that so many people would like to fly in a hot-air balloon? 🙂 I don’t know about the others but as I was reading your list, in my mind’s eye, I was ticking off the items which I have already ‘achieved’. I think I could tick off 3. And a walking holiday? Yes! I love walking! I should add that onto my list too.

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  3. I can lend a hand with Hindi.

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  4. Maribel Santiago said:

    They are great!!! I’m sure you will achieve them!

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  5. These are wonderful. Couldn’t come up with 10 but here are 7.

    1)Travel to Asia
    2) Travel to Minsk and Vilna (where my grandparents came from)
    3) Submit my DNA for ancestry testing.
    4) Get my Hebrew to conversational level
    5) Travel to other parts of South America (only seen Peru so far)
    6) Write an NLP book for business people with useful activities for the workplace
    7) Write a novel

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