My Bucket List – the first 30

April 6, 2017

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On 23 February I wrote a post listing the first 15 items for my Bucket List.  I will add another 15 items to this list each month.  This post is to add 15 more for March which will bring it up to a list of 30.

The first 15 items are grey as the focus is on the second 15 items (16-30). However, any additions or edits to the first 15 items have been included in red.

Min’s Bucket List – the first 30

  1. Stay in a quaint little cottage nestled in a forest surrounded in winter snow
  2. Experience a white Christmas
  3. Swim with dolphins
  4. Flying Fox in the tree tops
  5. Travel to the UK and Europe
  6. Travel to Canada – must include a train trip around the rocky mountains
  7. Travel to some parts of the USA (must include time in the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee)
  8. Volunteer in an orangutan orphanage in Borneo
  9. African ‘photography’ safari
  10. See more of Australia: Trip to WA (Perth, Swan Valley, Margaret River, The Pinnacles, Cottesloe Beach, Penguin Island, and more)  never been to WA, SA, NT.
  11. Indoor Skydive
  12. Ride an elephant
  13. Ride a horse along a beach at sunset
  14. Write a book
  15. Go glamping
  16. See more of Australia:  Trip to SA (Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Kangaroo Island, Lake Eyre, Mount Gambier, & more)
  17. See more of Australia:  Trip to NT (must include wine and dinner at Uluru watching the colours change at Sunset)
  18. See more of Australia:  Visit Victoria – (Yet to see:  Great Ocean Road and surrounding area’s; Mornington Peninsula & Phillip Island; Goldfields and Grampians; Victorian High Country; Gippsland; and Yarra Valley).
  19. See more of Australia:  Revisit Tasmania – go back to places I loved and see those I didn’t get to (eg the Islands – Bruny, Flinders, King, Cape Barron).
  20. See more of Australia:  The very top of Queensland – visit Cooktown and travel the coast north to Cape York Peninsula.
  21. Ride in a horse and carriage
  22. Take an art class
  23. Go on a photography tour
  24. Take another photography workshop/class
  25. Create a gallery of unique photography that I’m proud of
  26. Do a lead-lighting class
  27. Attend a music festival
  28. A weekend (or up to a week) away at a resort spa health retreat
  29. Ride in a helicopter
  30. Go on a houseboat holiday

Have you got a bucket list?  Anything on my list appeal to you too?

Ciao for now,

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  • Reply Deborah April 6, 2017 at 8:57 am

    You’ve reminded me I need to revisit my 5 before 50 list. I’ve done one thing on it but need to get my act together on some of the other things!

    • Reply Min April 6, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Oh I wish I were still ‘before 50’ LOL!! I’ll have to go see what your 5 before 50 are!

  • Reply Kathy Marris April 6, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Great list Min! I’m definitely into seeing more of Australia, but would also like to do an adventure photography workshop and take a holiday in a houseboat. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    • Reply Min April 6, 2017 at 11:11 am

      All such fun things aren’t they? Hope I get to do them all. You’re far ahead of me with regards to seeing more of Australia!! 😉

  • Reply Jo Tracey April 6, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Oh how I love a good bucket list. We’ve ticked off 2 from mine this holiday: eat pho in Hanoi and cruise Halong Bay. As for your no 4 – can I recommend zip lining in Queenstown? Phenomenal experience! #teamlovinlife

    • Reply Min April 6, 2017 at 11:12 am

      I’m loving your photo’s from Vietnam – such colour and happy faces! Oh and the food – YUM! Thanks for the Queenstown tip – I’ll look it up! 🙂

  • Reply Jan Wild April 6, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Love your list, such an important thing to keep in mind. My list would include more overseas travel and that would definitely mean Canada and that train trip as well. Have fun ticking them off.

    • Reply Min April 6, 2017 at 11:15 am

      My overseas travel is miniscule so far so I have much catching up to do. I have only been to Singapore (many years ago), New Caledonia and Vanuatu (both on recent cruise). I’ve been to Norfolk Island (back in 1985) – not overseas but it did require a passport! Hopefully I can add to my O/S list very soon. 🙂

  • Reply PatrickC April 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Great list Min.

    I offer my services as chauffer, tour guide and chef for the Great Ocean Road part of your tour and as host for the Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, the best and amongst the oldest music festival in this country.

    Regarding number seven the United States hasn’t really attracted me, and even less son since the assumption of the great orange one, but several years ago I saw a film called “A River Runs Through It” Not an especially strong movie regarding plot and Brad Pitt is NOT my cup of tea. However the film was shot across the four seasons in the wilds of Montana and the scenery was literally breathtakingly beautiful. So that would be a place that would draw me. If you haven’t seen this movie its worth the investment of two hours.



    • Reply Min April 6, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks Patrick – of course living in Geelong that’s like the gateway to The Great Ocean Road I think? I didn’t realise there was a Folk Music Festival in Port Fairy but it sounds fab! I’ll have to check out Montana – I don’t know much about it. Maybe I will watch that movie! I’m not attracted to the areas in the US that most people like to visit. I love the mountains and countryside and there are some beautiful mountains and countryside in the US. I’m not into places like LA or Las Vegas. I wouldn’t mind a peek at NYC though – Central Park of course would be my favourite place there.

  • Reply Leanne | April 6, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I did some leadlighting classes about 18 months ago that I loved and that led to me doing a series of panels for our stairs – I’d add a pic but can’t, so here’s a link to the post I wrote when I finished the stairs.

    • Reply Min April 6, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Oh Leanne they’re gorgeous! You did a great job! Did you enjoy the classes? Is it difficult to learn? I’d love to create some leadlighting of my own.

  • Reply Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond April 6, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Well I can tick off flying in a helicopter but yes Min I share all of your dreams on the bucket list. It is important to really look at what we want to get out of this life and having it written down is a great way to revisit and work out ways to tick them off. Thanks for a great post I’m off to add more to my bucket list 🙂

    • Reply Min April 6, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      How did you find the helicopter ride Sue? Hope it feels safe! haha Yes I find that having things written down helps to organise the mind and of course it’s then much easier to tick them off. I plan to get a list of about 100 together. Not sure I’ll get them all ticked off but it doesn’t hurt to dream and I will try my best to do as much of them as I can. 🙂

  • Reply JODIE FILOGOMO April 6, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    What a fabulous list, Min!! It’s so great to have such varied interests!! Now that I’ve been doing my blogging, I’ve found that photography is quite an art & can be so creative. So I’d love a photography tour!!
    And if you ever make it to the US—Denver, Colorado—you have to let me know. so we can meet up!

    • Reply Min April 6, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Denver, Colarado is now added to my MUST visit places for when I get to the US. I’d love to meet up with you Jodie! Photography is so much fun and yes quite an art. I’d love to do a heap of photography tours to fun places. Maybe we could do one together when I’m in Denver! Haha! 🙂 xo

  • Reply Anne April 6, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Great list, I think I need to revisit my list!

    • Reply Min April 6, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      A revisit is a good idea. It might inspire your next holiday destination or fun weekend activity! 🙂

  • Reply Lyndall @ SeizeTheDayProject April 6, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Looks like you’re up for a few fabulous adventures with that list Min! I must update my list, as I’ve ticked off quite a few of the items. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Min April 6, 2017 at 4:43 pm

      If I could just come into some money now Lyndall that would be helpful! lol

  • Reply Jo April 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    What an interesting Bucket List Min! You sound very active in getting things ticked off 😉 Well done you! I hope to see you in WA one of these days 🙂 #teamlovinlife

    • Reply Min April 6, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      It’s sure fun putting a Bucket List together Jo. I haven’t ticked anything off it yet though! I will definitely be in WA one of these days and of course would love to meet up with you and some of the others I know through blogging that live over that way! 🙂

  • Reply Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life April 6, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    So many items on your bucket list appeal to me! The overseas ones aren’t realistic for me at the moment but I’d especially love to visit the NT! Uluru at sunset sounds magical!


    • Reply Min April 6, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      The overseas ones are a bit of a stretch for me too Ingrid – but I want to go to those places so they are on my Bucket List. Oh wouldn’t Uluru at sunset be fabulous! A wine in hand – trays of yummy food being brought around. Bliss! 🙂 x

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl April 7, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    A music festival. Yes, definitely something I’d love to do before it’s too late.

    SSG xxx

    • Reply Min April 10, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Me too! xo

  • Reply Janet Camilleri aka Middle Aged Mama April 8, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I would love to do the houseboat and glamping holidays!

    • Reply Min April 10, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Yes!! What fun they’d be! 🙂

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit April 11, 2017 at 7:15 am

    OMG, those photos! Great bucket list inspo right there.

    • Reply Min April 11, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Not my photo’s but definitely inspirational and make me want to go and do these things even more!

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