THE LIST


Total Achieved So far – 145/274

Extreme / Wacky Experience Goals – Current Status 32/55

(To view a list of all current posts under this category click here)

  1. ✓ Do a wing-walk – I have wanted to do this ever since I first saw the Crunchie team many years ago.
  2. ✓ Do a Sky Dive – just because it’s one of those things that most people want to do, and I’d like to experience free fall
  3. Take part in a Flash Mob
  4. ✓ Go Indoor Sky Diving
  5. ✓ Take an aerobatics lesson in a Stunt Plane
  6. Have a flying lesson in a tiger moth
  7. ✓ Learn to fly a helicopter
  8. ✓ Go Wacky Racing
  9. Race in a Sedgway Rally – BOOKED (Watch This Space!)
  10. Go White Water Rafting
  11. ✓ Go on a Desert Jeep Safari
  12. Do the human slingshot
  13. Ride the Worlds highest Rope Swing
  14. Have a hang-glider lesson
  15. ✓ Go Surfing
  16. ✓ Go Microlighting in a hanglider style aircraft – Done – Post to follow! 
  17. ✓ Go Bungee Jumping
  18. ✓ Do a Harnessed Catapult Bungee
  19. ✓ Cage Bungee Slingshot – Paris
  20. Go Paint balling
  21. ✓ Go Go-karting
  22. Climb/scramble/trek up more mountains (because I found it a buzz when my partner first took me to Snowdonia, North Wales and we summited 3 mountains in a long weekend break)
  23. ✓ Go Skiing – (Completed – Watch This Space!)
  24. ✓ Go Coasteering
  25. ✓ Go Rock Climbing
  26. Go Ice Climbing
  27. Go Caving or Pot Holing 
  28. Go Cave Tubing in Belize (I want to do this having seen it on Annette’s Blog)
  29. ✓ Go Caving in a Sea Canoe in Thailand 
  30. Fly in a trapeze
  31. ✓ Go Snow Boarding (I snow boarded in Andorra back in February 2005)
  32. ✓ Go Jet Skiing
  33. ✓ Have a husky sled ride
  34. ✓ Go Snow Mobiling
  35. ✓ Go for a reindeer sleigh ride
  36.  Sledge down the Longest Toboggan Run in Lapland
  37. ✓ Go Zorbing (sphering) down a hill
  38. ✓ Go Aqua-zorbing or Hydra-Zorbing (closest thing to a human washing machine apparently)
  39. This is ambitious, but I would like to travel in space, perhaps in a Virgin Galactic Flight
  40. Go on a zero gravity flight (and experience weightlessness)
  41. ✓ Ride in a dune buggy through a desert
  42. ✓ Ride a Quad Bike in the desert
  43. Go extreme zip lining through the tree tops in the Costa Rica through the rain forest tree canopy
  44. Hover craft racing
  45. ✓ Experience Weightlessness
  46. Zapcat Racing – an extremely fast speedboat that bounces along on the water.
  47. ✓ Hold a Snake 
  48. ✓ Hold a Monkey
  49. ✓ Hold a Tarantula
  50. Rope Climbing (in tree tops)
  51. Power fan plummet (possibly in conjunction with the previous rope climbing activity)
  52. Go hover-rafting in the Everglades
  53. ✓ Go extreme zip lining from the top of a mountain
  54. ✓ Ride the rides at the Top of the Stratosphere
  55. Learn Fire Hooping/Fire Dance

Travel Goals – 24/49

  1. Visit Madagascar
  2. Visit Galapagos Islands
  3. Visit Madeira
  4. Visit the South of France
  5. Visit Iceland
  6. Visit Easter Island
  7. Visit Bolivia
  8. ✓ Visit the Greek Islands
  9. ✓ Visit St Lucia
  10. Visit The French Polynesian Islands
  11. Visit Brazil
  12. Visit Palau
  13. Visit Costa Rica
  14. Visit Bora Bora (it looks staggeringly beautiful in all of the pictures I’ve ever seen of the island and it’s Atoll).
  15. ✓ Visit Thailand
  16. ✓ Visit the Island of Phi Phi
  17. Visit Cambodia
  18. ✓ Visit Egypt – (Completed – Watch This Space!)
  19. ✓ Visit Andorra
  20. ✓ Visit Barcelona, Spain
  21. ✓ Visit Tenerife
  22. ✓ Visit the Isle of Wight
  23. Visit Vietnam
  24. Visit Laos
  25. ✓ Visit India (Goa)
  26. ✓ Visit Boa Vista, Cape Verde Islands
  27. ✓ Visit Cyprus
  28. ✓ Visit The Dominican Republic
  29. Travel around India – (and notably Bhopal)
  30. Visit Lebanon (Beirut)
  31. Visit Croatia
  32. Travel around Australia
  33. Travel around New Zealand
  34. Visit Japan
  35. ✓ Visit the Maldives
  36. ✓ Student Exchange Italy
  37. ✓ Visit Las Vegas
  38. ✓ Take my daughter to visit Santa at Lapland 
  39. Trek the Inca trail, especially in Peru
  40. ✓ Visit Paris, France
  41. ✓ Visit New York, USA
  42. ✓ Visit Amsterdam, Holland
  43. ✓ Visit Florida, USA
  44. ✓ Visit Kenya, Africa
  45. ✓ Visit Mexico – So far only cancun and Chichen Itza
  46. Visit South Africa
  47. Visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  48. Visit Dubai
  49. ✓ Visit Sweden
Physical Goals– 6/12
  1. Cycle in the London to Brighton bike ride
  2. run 10K
  3. ✓ Cycle 15 Miles
  4. ✓ Cycle 20 Miles
  5. Cycle 25 Miles
  6. Run a Half Marathon
  7. Run a Marathon
  8. ✓ Swim a Mile
  9. ✓ Swim 2 Miles
  10. Swim 5 Miles
  11. ✓ Run an 8 mile cross-country
  12. ✓ Hike Up a Mountain (we scrambled and hiked up 3 – Tryfan, Snowdon and one other in Snowdonia, North Wales)
Sight-seeing Goals – 21/36
  1. See the Great Pyramids of Egypt
  2. ✓ See The Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Egypt – (Completed – Watch This Space!)
  3. ✓ See The Valley of The Kings, Luxor, Egypt – (Completed – Watch This Space!)
  4. ✓ See Tutankhamun’s Tomb, Valley of the Kings – (Completed – Watch This Space!)
  5. ✓ See the Hospital of Hippocrates in the Greek Island of Kos
  6. ✓ See the Statue of Liberty
  7. ✓ See the Empire State Building
  8. ✓ See the Aphrodite’s rock in Cyprus
  9. ✓ Toured Isle of Wight on a Motor-bike (pillion)
  10. ✓ Stay at The ICEHOTEL Sweden
  11. See the Cave paintings at Bhopal (they’re meant to be 10,000 years old, and more than 200 caves in the space of 20km, all very different)
  12. See the Hollywood Sign
  13. See Monument Valley
  14. See Death Valley
  15. See The Sydney Opera House
  16. ✓ See the Red Light District in Amsterdam
  17. ✓ Visit Ann Frank’s house in Amsterdam
  18. See Hadrian’s Wall
  19. See Mount Everest in Nepal
  20. See the world Islands in Dubai
  21. See The Great Wall of China
  22. ✓ Visit Pompei, Italy
  23. ✓ Visit The Colloseum at Rome
  24. ✓ See the ruins at Herculaneum in Italy
  25. ✓ See the Hoover Dam
  26. ✓ See the Stepped Mayan Pyramids and ruins at Chichen Itza
  27. ✓  See the Northern Lights
  28. See Niagra Falls
  29. ✓ See the Grand Canyon (we flew through it in a helicopter)
  30. ✓ See the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  31. See the tombs at Petra
  32. See the Heads at Easter Island
  33. ✓ Visit The Valley of Fire, Nevada
  34. See Machu Picchu in Peru
  35. See the Petronas Twin Towers and the Menara (tower) in Kuala Lumpar
  36. ✓ See The Giant Buddha Statue in Phuket, Thailand
Music Festival Goals – 8/15  To see all posts under this section click here
  1. ✓ Glastonbury  – 2013 – Post to Follow
  2. ✓ Shambala  – 2013 – Post to Follow
  3. WOMAD 
  4. Secret Garden Party  
  5. Bestival
  6. ✓ Hard Rock Calling  2011
  7. ✓ Boomtown Fair  2012, 2013
  8. ✓ Hop Farm Festival – 2012 – Post to Follow
  9. ✓ V Festival – 2011
  10. ✓ Lounge on the Farm (a local one in the area where I grew up) – 2011, 2013
  11. ✓ Latitude  – 2012
  12. Green Man 
  13. Vintage 
  14. Beautiful Days 
  15. Camp Bestival (with my children)
Other Experience Goals – 20/39
  1. ✓ Fly an airline style jet simulator 
  2. Fly in a sea plane (preferably somewhere like the Maldives-we did go once before, but the island we stayed at was only a speed boat transfer away).
  3. Fly in First or Upper class (my partner’s airline do not have this-so the closest I have ever come is premium economy, I haven’t even been in Business class).
  4. Travel in a submarine
  5. Try Hot Yoga or Bikram Yoga
  6. ✓ Go to a camping music Festival (having had my children at a young age, this had somehow escaped me until this year)
  7. Fly in a Hot Air Balloon
  8. Go on a cruise
  9. ✓ Go Skinny Dipping!
  10. ✓ Drink Vodka in an ICEBAR
  11. ✓ Go ice fishing – (Completed – Watch This Space!)
  12. ✓ Watch Derren Brown on tour (I have done this twice now, both Enigma and Swengali)
  13. ✓ Go to Disney World
  14. ✓ Go to Sea World
  15. Visit Discovery Cove in Florida
  16. Go to the Universal Studios in America
  17. Visit Bush Gardens in Florida
  18. See the Florida Keys
  19. ✓ Stay on a Working Ranch in Arizona (by the Grand Canyon)
  20. ✓ Fly in a helicopter (so far, we have done this in New York, St Lucia, and Las Vegas/through the Grand Canyon)
  21. ✓ Smoke a Cigar
  22. lSwim with a dolphin
  23. Go diving and see sea turtles
  24. ✓ Go on a driving safari in Africa
  25. Go on a camping safari in Africa
  26. ✓ Swim under a giant waterfall
  27. ✓ Ride on an elephant
  28. ✓ Ride on a Camel
  29. ✓ Take a pole-dancing class
  30. Complete the renovation work on our house (it’s been unfinished for 4 and a half years)
  31. ✓ Climb up the Eiffel Tower (we managed to make it to the last stage before the top)
  32. Go for a long horse ride along a deserted beach at full gallop
  33. Join the Mile High club-haha!
  34. ✓ Go Snorkelling in The Red Sea, Egypt
  35. ✓ Go on a Spa Weekend With my Mum
  36. Go on a full-on pampering weekend in a luxury manor house spa resort with an in house gourmet restaurant
  37. Go for high tea with some girl friends
  38. ✓ Go to a Lady Boy show in Thailand
  39. Learn to Hoop Dance
Spiritual, Personal Growth and Giving Goals – 6/15
    1. Take up yoga
    2. ✓ Learn to Meditate
    3. Do a course in Nutrition
    4. Make time to mediate more often (daily)
    5. ✓ Attend a mindful meditation silent day retreat
    6. Attend a weekend retreat
    7. ✓ Experience a sensory deprivation/Isolation tank
    8. Visit Auschwitz… Might seem like one for the sight seeing list, but it feels more appropriate here because I think it’s a place you go to reflect, experience, absorb, feel and grow rather than just to see as such.
    9. Read at least 1 book about each religion – Discover my true beliefs (I have been raised a Christian, but have suffered a bit of a crisis of faith since I lost both of my fathers, I know I do feel spiritual, but I struggle to believe in any particular faith or religion and would like to educate myself and have the chance to become enlightened).
    10. ✓ Graduate from university with a degree
    11. Find a level of satisfaction with being more relaxed and have more patience in my home life with my children
    12. Visit a medium with an open mind, but dont give anything away-I’d like an objective experience as I am naturally sceptical
    13. Participate in Voluntary work abroad for a 3rd world country
    14. ✓ Help an orphanage abroad
    15. ✓ Help a stranger in need
    1. Raise children who are happy and healthy
    2. Avoid having petty arguments with my partner – there’s more to life than being right
    3. ✓ Do my best to ensure that my children eat healthily and excersise regularly-and enjoy it! 
    4. ✓ Invest in my children’s education (either schooling, university or both financially)
    5. Give each of my children the opportiunity to learn a musical instrument (2 out of 3 at the moment)
    6. ✓ Take all 3 of my children to Disney – Disney Land Paris with my sons and Disney World, Orlando with my daughter
    7. Become a Grand parent (but not any time soon!)
    8. Have a professional photo shoot of all of my children together
    9. Have a photo shoot with my mother, daughter and I together
    10. Have a Photo Shoot with my partner and daughter
    11.  Make Chocolate Easter Eggs with my Children
    12. ✓ Take My children Indoor Rock Climbing
    13. ✓ Enable all 3 children to go on a skiing holiday
    14. Write a Will
    15. ✓ Visit my uncle in Thailand
Cultural Goals – 6/10
  1. ✓ See a Cirque Du Soleil Show- Watched ‘O’ at The Bellagio in Las Vegas
  2. Watch a Royal Ballet Performance
  3. Go to the Opera
  4. ✓ Watch Fuerzabruta at The Roundhouse, London
  5. Witness Mexican Day of The Dead Festival In Mexico
  6. ✓ Read 1984 by George Orwell
  7. ✓ Read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  8. Take a pottery Class
  9. Go to a Summer Prom
  10. ✓ Read ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ By Victor Frankl 
  11. ✓ Attend a Jazz Festival
Gastronomy Goals – 10/19
  1. ✓ Dine at the Fat Duck, Bray – I’m on the waiting list for my birthday, so fingers crossed! – Completed Blog post to follow! 
  2. ✓ Dine at Shaka-Zulu, London – Booked Watch This Space
  3. Dine at The Waterside Inn, Bray
  4. Dine at Nobu in London
  5. ✓ Dine at Archipelago, London 
  6. ✓ Dine at Dans Le Noir blog post coming soon!
  7. Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, (Royal Hospital Road) London
  8. ✓ Dine in the Revolving Restaurant at the Top of the Stratosphere, Las Vegas (Top of The World)
  9. ✓ Eat at Terre a Terre Vegetarian Restaurant, Brighton
  10. Eat Sushi in Japan
  11. ✓ Dine at The Rainbow Room Reataurant, at the Top of the Rock, New York
  12. Go on an Indian cooking course
  13. ✓ Eat Insects
  14. ✓ Try Pigs Head – Blog Post to follow soon!
  15. Go On a Cupcake course
  16. ✓ Complete a 7 Day Juice Fast
  17. Complete a 14 Day Juice Fast
  18. Go Fully Raw for a Month in the Winter – I am in the middle of this challenge (November 2013)
  19. Attend an Advanced Raw Chocolate Course with Ooosha in London
House Goals – I wont blog about these, except perhaps all in one go, but they are on my to-do list – 6/7
  1. ✓ Finish The Shower room decorating
  2. ✓ Finish the Bathroom renovation
  3. ✓ Finish our bedroom
  4. ✓ Finish the downstairs (We’ve had a concrete floor in our kitchen ever since our extension was built several years ago)
  5. Sort out the Front garden
  6. ✓ Landscape the rear garden
  7. ✓ Replace our boiler system. 
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61 Comments on “THE LIST”

  1. August 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Wow Emma, you’ve travelled to so many places!!I hope one day I can do the same!!x

    • August 11, 2011 at 10:18 am #

      Thanks Jen, I have, and consider myself extremely lucky to have done so! I am very lucky that my partner’s job has opened the door to cheap travel opportunities. If you want it badly enough I am sure you will travel lots… Maybe you could do a job that opens up the door to lots of travel opportunities? My partner works in the airline industry, but I also know a lot of people who have other jobs in less unstable industries that have enabled them to travel all the time, my uncle worked in world office for a large accountancy firm and has always been a globe-trotter, and my one of my cousins works for a foreign company in an administrative capacity and has travelled to Tokyo, Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the past year alone. I think there are opportunities in pretty much ever field to take a role that involves you travelling.

  2. SarahontheRoad
    February 25, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    This is an AWESOME list… 🙂 Thanks for liking my little list of things to do when I’m 32~ Can’t wait to see you check off more items on your list! 🙂

    • February 25, 2012 at 11:55 am #

      Thanks SarahontheRoad! Have you watched any of the videos of the things I’ve ticked off? Any that you fancy having a bash at?

  3. SarahontheRoad
    February 25, 2012 at 2:38 am #

    PS if you wanted to see the Northern Lights.. you could come here for a visit… they are out every night right now! 🙂

    • February 25, 2012 at 11:57 am #

      You’re in Winnipeg right? Being in the UK, I’d probably find it cheaper to fly to Finland or Iceland, but Canada is definitely on my bucket list!

      • SarahontheRoad
        February 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

        I am in Canada…Summer of 2011 I left Winnipeg and headed north. Now I live in a small town called Pangnirtung wish is in Nunavut–in Canada’s Arctic. Pangnirtung is located on Baffin Island, off the Cumberland Sound–close to Greenland… I’m sure that
        it would be cheaper to fly to Finland or Iceland!

        You have had a lot of fun adventures.. there are some places you’ve been to that are also on my list! 🙂 Sarah

  4. March 9, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    Emma, your list is epic!! And you are really powering through them – you’ve done so many awesome things!! Congrats! Also, after reading a little bit about you, I have to say that I absolutely love your attitude to life – it sounds like you’ve been through a lot and come out fighting on the other end, and so massive kudos – you are very inspiring! Looking forward to reading more about your exploits!!

    • March 9, 2012 at 8:46 am #

      Thanks so much Yaël! I was so surprised when I stumbled across your own list at how similar some of our items were! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and especially for leaving such a lovely comment

      Em 🙂

    • September 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

      Oh, my word. I know what it is now. You capture that magic of chdilhood. The once upon a time when imagination allowed us to be and do anything. That is why your work just blows me away. You capture the magic.

  5. March 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Great list Emma! You’ve done so many awesome things!

    I love how you’ve split up your bucket list into categories just like mine! I have a long way to go with mine (which is silly in ambition, length and difficulty), but I’ll go one step at a time.

    I look forward to following your future endeavours!

    • Emma's Bucket List
      March 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

      Hi Jez,

      I appear to have a few years head start on you, I’m not he’ll bent on getting everything on my list ticked off necessarily, but it’s good motivation to write them all down, and I’ve done the majority of the experiences from the extreme section in the last year alone-so it can be done! Good luck with yours too. Have had a brief look from my phone, but will check it out properly later!

  6. March 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Amazing list! Even better – you are actually working through it! Well done….may have to add a few of your ideas to mine – there are some amazing things here!

    • March 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

      Hey Anita,

      Thanks for the lovely comment. Yes, I am seriously powering through my list-I really think that writing your list down helps make it happen! I visited your blog too-do you have a page that contains your actual ‘list’? I couldn’t find it. I have clicked ‘follow’ so that I can stay up-to-date with your list too 🙂

  7. April 16, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    Hey Emma, your list is pretty impressive. I’m pretty freaking jealous of all of your travels so far. Good luck on completing the goals on your list 🙂

    • May 5, 2012 at 1:21 am #

      Ahh thanks Elle! I’ve been following your blog for a while! I love the new look of your site.

      • September 5, 2012 at 2:14 am #

        Thank you 🙂

    • June 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

      Hi I came to your site via twitter and well, shuold say this video and post of yours reminds me of the documentary The Secret’ Your Why’ is really very powerful I shuold congratulate you for having found such a strong reason. I had one till sometime back and it was powerful itself All of a sudden, just like that, it went away one day It really feels nice to know there’s someone out there ready to help whoever you are for no reason at all Wish you the best in life

  8. September 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    WOW! What an inspiring bucket list! I love the way that you have split them into categories… a brilliant idea! Reading through the items that you have selected is just mouth watering, and well done for achieving so many already.

    I have a “40 things to do before I’m 40” list and although I have recently hit 40, I am still determined to finish the challenges, and reading your post has inspired me.

    Good luck on completing the remainder of your items.

    Graham ( http://grahamettridge-40thingstodobeforeim40.blogspot.co.uk/ )

    • October 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

      Thank you so much Graham1972, I just had a look at your list, very good! I see we have done a couple of similar things too.

  9. September 21, 2012 at 4:38 am #

    Really great post Emma’s Bucket List | THE LIST! Keep blogging

  10. October 12, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Hi Emma, I noticed item number 10 is to go White Water Rafting! I run a white water rafting company in Nepal, Rapidrunner Expeditions, and could help you get this ticked off your list if you are interested in coming out to Nepal! It is definitely the best place to raft – we can do multi-day trips not just an hr or so! Get in touch with me at info@rapidrunnerexpeditions.com. Tessa

    • October 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

      Thanks Tessa! That’s very kind of you! I have emailed you and look forward to looking at your expeditions!

  11. January 16, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    This is impressive. really impressive. I wish you the best of luck!

    • January 16, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

      Thank you! I won’t need luck though-we all make our own ‘luck’… If we want something-we need to make it happen. These things rarely fall in our laps

  12. January 20, 2013 at 3:04 am #

    Wow! Awsome and wonderful list you’ve got! I like your your adventures, I can see that you’re living to the fullest! Goodluck on your future adventures! 🙂 you should visit the Philippines also!

  13. January 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    This is an impressive comprehensive list! May I add on your list a visit to the Last Frontier-Alaska. Some of your adventures can be accomplished there. Check our stories there at
    http://lowestravels.com/category/usa/alaska/

    Death Valley is a fascinating place, glad it is on your list, in the meantime here is a teaser for you:
    http://lowestravels.com/category/usa/california/
    And thanks for following us, hopefully we can inspire you of the places we had been.

    I wish you will be able to do,see,travel most of your bucket list this year if not more!

  14. Sam Clark
    January 31, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    Hi Emma – I’ve just discovered your blog and I really admire your attitude, and the list is really cool. I noticed this goal: ‘Go on a full-on pampering weekend in a luxury manor house spa resort with an in house gourmet restaurant’. The company that I work for has a sister hotel called Alexander House – here’s the website http://www.alexanderhotels.co.uk/alexander/. It also happens to have a deal on Living Social at the moment. Not trying to plug the company or anything, but I guess this is local to you if you were in the Sussex News, so it could be good? Enjoy!

    • January 31, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

      Ooh that’s one place I would love to go for a Spa weekend! I’m very close by to Alexander House!

  15. Natasha
    May 3, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    Hi Emma, I’m from Argentina and I’ve just discovered your blog! You are absolutely inspiring, and your list is really epic!! I may have to add some of your ideas in my list! Wish you the best in life!

    • May 3, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a lovely comment Natasha! Glad you like the list! More posts coming up soon-just got back from a trip to Africa 🙂

  16. Hyesha
    July 8, 2013 at 8:17 am #

    Hey Emma! I haven’t seen this before, how awesome!! 🙂 How about volcano trekking? I just came back from Sicily we climbed Stromboli! Apparently the only last active volcano in Europe! 🙂 There are some wicked places to dive in the Phillippines! And come to Oman! We have the 2nd largest subterranean cave in the world! its 4 million cubic metres 🙂 Keep it up girl, proud of you 🙂 we should meet up i’m coming to the UK in August. Lots of love xxx

    • July 8, 2013 at 8:20 am #

      Aw yay! Those are all amazing thoughts and inspirational ideas-thank so much Hyesha! I would LOVE to catch up in August too! I haven’t seen you since uni!

      Thanks so much for leaving a comment too-I love receiving them!

      Em

  17. July 15, 2013 at 12:00 am #

    Your bucket list is so wonderfully comprehensive! I applaud your ambition and your journey from your inspiration to your eventual completion. I look forward to reading about all your accomplishments.

    • July 15, 2013 at 1:05 am #

      Thank you! I just took a look at your blog and notice you’re quite local to me as a Londoner!

      I see you’re enjoying our surprise British summer too… Glorious isn’t it?!

  18. July 19, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    This list is awesome and what is really incredible is how much you have completed on it.

    • July 19, 2013 at 12:58 am #

      Hi Simply Paul!

      Thanks! There are little tallies at the top of each section, and a total at the top of the page…

      Any items completed should show as ticked, and if I’ve written posts on them-they are shown as blue hyperlinks…

      I hope that helps? Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a lovely comment 🙂

    • September 13, 2014 at 7:16 am #

      And this Paul agrees with that Paul. First time i’ve had time to see the whole list – oh my oh my – it’s stressful just looking at it lol. But I applaud you!

  19. ines ( Belgium)
    October 23, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    you’ve inspired me to make my own list!I only have one issue,I’m a big disney fan so one of my goals is , own every disney classic on dvd,but where am I supose to put that?

    • October 23, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

      I have no idea-you may need to put a second home on your list!

      Great that you’re starting one though! If I were you, I might opt for digital copies and just store the hard drives 😉

      What else is on your list?

      • ines ( Belgium)
        October 24, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

        There are only 53 Disneyclassics,sequels are not classics 🙂 , I already have like 24 or something, but where should I put it on the list…it’s not an experience…and it feels so stupid and materialistic to write a list about thing I want to own…

        a lot of disney things,traveling ( ofcourse living in Europe had it’s advantages, but I’d love to see America),doing some travel volunteering,sightseeing,…

      • October 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

        Perhaps pop it under ‘other items’ it’s not about owning the items really, it’s about collecting something that is meaningful to you culturally, part of your cultural childhood heritage… It’s your list, so you can have whatever you want on it, and you don’t have to categorise it if you don’t want to… Just muddle all your list items together if you like!

  20. December 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the sunshine award! Keep on blogging!
    http://travelecstacy.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/sunshine-award/

  21. January 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    Wow! What a list…absolutely amazing, and I can’t believe how many you’ve already ticked off! How did you come up with the list?

    • March 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

      Hi there,

      Thanks for your comment… I think most of us have a list of sorts that forms slowly in our heads as we get inspired to try new things. Mine loosely existed before, but became more tangible after I lost my Dads… I wanted to ensure that I lived life to the maximum of my potential and didn’t waste valuable opportunities to soak up experiences and goodness around me.

      If you’re interested, I wrote more about my inspiration here: https://emmasbucketlist.com/inspiration/

  22. brenda karkos
    May 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    you are an inspiration to us all. I wish you a full bucket.. my apologies if this is out of line im at a loss as where to look for assistance to helping a dear friend fulfill her most important thing on her bucket list .. if you have any helpful tips it would be greatly appreciated. maybe there are some organizations that assist in this area. what she wants most of all is a quiet place on the beach where she can invite her loved ones at different times to spend a couple days of quality time. she has things she wants to say and wants a peaceful quite place to do it. that is what is most important to her. she has terminal cancer and has been given maybe a year to live. it is just to crazy and chaotic with all the people calling and stopping by to get out what she wants to say to each loved one. I have been putting together some fundraisers and was wondering if there are any resources that would help in this situation I just dont know where to look . once again I apologize if I have posted this out of context and I wish you the very best in your quest. sincerely Brenda…… God SPEED MY FRIEND••

  23. June 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    I first came across Annette White’s Bucket List blog and found you through there. I have had a list of my own in my head for a while. When I turned 30 in February I started a blog, for writing mostly, and my first ever entry was 30 things I want to do before I turn 60. My health isn’t always good so I don’t know where I’ll be by then. I haven’t categorized my list like you, and there are more than 30 things. I live near Niagara Falls, in Canada. I noticed that on your list and think you should definitely make it over sometime. It is my favourite place in the world. So hard to choose. I hope to become a travel writer/blogger one of these days and sites like this are inspirational. I am visually impaired so I would call myself The Sightless Wanderer and would experience travel, without seeing, but through my own unique lens. Good luck with yours.

  24. samideniz
    July 24, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    Your blog is one of a few on my list of favorite bucket list blogs to read. I am only in the beginning of my writing journey but I just wanted to tell you that your writing inspires me! I love reading about your adventures. I only read a couple (The Disney World post hits close to home!) But I plan on reading more! Thanks for the great posts!

  25. September 26, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

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