This is a bucket list with a twist, instead of listing what I’d like to achieve, it celebrates what I’ve already achieved. I pinched the idea from Holly of Golly Miss Holly. As I said in a previous post, I’m not very good at singing my own praises, but here goes:
- I’ve swum on the Great Barrier Reef: I spent my last year at uni saying that I wanted to go to Australia when I graduated. It took me a year to save up the money, but I did indeed go to Australia, where I met my lovely – now departed – cousin Lisa for the first and only time, as well as catching up with other friends and relatives. I visited some beautiful places, the ultimate being the Great Barrier Reef.
- I’m proud to call myself a writer: I’ve been writing for a long time, but it’s only been in the last year or two that I’ve been confident enough to consider myself a writer, rather than someone who dabbles with words. As Joanne Harris – of Chocolat fame – recently said on Twitter, in a post dispelling myths about writing, “If you write, you’re a writer.”
- I’ve visited the Pyramids at Giza: It was a long journey from where I was staying in Egypt, but I knew it wasn’t a country I’d be rushing back to, so I made the most of it, and ensured I saw as many tourist sites as possible.
- I’ve been to Niagara Falls… twice: The first time was because it was on my bucket list, the second time was because my husband wanted to go there.
- I’ve been to New Zealand: It’s as far away from the UK as you can possibly get, and includes fantastic places like Rotorua. My husband and I got engaged in NZ so it’ll always be somewhere that brings back fond memories. It’s the only country that I’ve ever visited, and thought, “I could live here”. I hope we can take Munchkin there at some point.