Inspired by fellow local food blogger Clare of The Vegetarian Experience, I began thinking of my Bucket List, which is a big list of all the things you want to do in your life before you die. In many ways, it was quite hard to come up with a definitive list and I’m sure that over the next few days many more exciting things with come to mind. However, I have made a start and it is interesting, if not probably quite predicable, to see that much of it is family, travel and food related. I prefer to call it my list of dreams and aspirations…
Here goes (in no particular order):
- Take a foodie trip to Poland with my hubby and kids to rediscover my roots and show them what a beautiful country it is
- Take a West Coast train trip or road trip (in a Meet the Fockers style motor home/R.V) from California to Seattle and catch up with my sister there
- Spend time with all my family in one country (we are a bit scattered)
- Build the kitchen of my dreams big enough to hold all my cook books and run cookery classes in
- Have more children
- Have singing lessons/join a choir
- Learn how to bake and decorate beautiful cakes with chocolate and fruit (maybe take a patisserie course)
- Grow my own fruit and veg and have chickens and a micro pig (!)
- Work from home, write an iPad app or an eBook of some kind (to help others learn how to cook/to encourage kids to cook)
- Live in a foreign country for a bit, ideally America or Canada (somewhere near the sea/lakes and mountains)
- Added – De-clutter my house (that’s a good one from mummasays list!)
- Added – Go on the trans-siberian express from Russia to China – this is a really good one from Mutterings of a Fool’s list!)
- Added – Keep learning and finish all the things I have started
- Added – Stay in a lovely French farmhouse and visit Lourdes (have been reminded I started planning this last year)
- Added – Encourage my children to learn a musical instrument
- Added – take a food photographycourse
- Added – make better choices (in small ways) to make a bigger difference
Two of my sisters taking a trip to the mountains in Washington State
(I’d love to be in the same place as all my family!)
What do you think? Achievable? Boring? A bit strange? I have no idea why I want a micro pig, but I do. I am quite surprised that “Go on a Winnebago trip” is on a few lists!
Clare also wrote a ‘Blog’ Bucket List, which was a good idea and included interviewing a vegetarian celebrity or chef. If she ever gets to meet Yotam Ottoenghi, I will be going along with her!
I also asked my four and a half year old to compile a list. My son’s bucket list:
- Go swimming every day
- Go to Wales
- Play in the garden all the time
The moral of this blog post is this: life is much less complicated when you are four!
To join in with this Blog Hop go here or click on the image above. I look forward to reading all the other posts! And I will keep adding to mine!