It’s been six months since I last thought of stuff I fancied doing (the less fancy bucket list).
Six whole months.
That’s, like, six months closer to Christmas, a good chunk of pregnancy, half a year and makes me a little bit older. Just a little mind you.
Here’s what I had down on said list:
- Fly somewhere in a helicopter
- Extreme paintball – don’t think it exists but it sounds awesome in my head
- Buy a flat (the mature person in my noggin says that this is a good and sensible idea at some point)
- Sky dive – because I’m not content with just throwing myself down a hill, I want to throw myself out a small plane as well
- Go to Legoland
- Travel EVERYWHERE POSSIBLE
- Mutilate my body
It’s, quite possibly, the most pathetic list known to man, so I’ve decided some more stuff to the list of things I’ll probably never, ever get to do. It’s nice to tease yourself, ya know?
Bucket list addition number 1: Buy one ridiculous piece of clothing a month.
I enjoy stupidly loud clothing. There, I said it. Take my most recent purchases as an example. Why wouldn’t you want a shirt covered in animals sporting 3D glasses? And let’s face it, you probably need Super Mario leggings.
Whilst this isn’t a ‘bucket list’ thing as such, it’s still a costly business. This is exactly why I’ve fallen in love with Romwe; their stuff is pretty cheap but not of Primark quality. Which is always nice. In other words, I’d love to have a wardrobe rammed full of amazing clothes. Why? Why not.
Bucket list addition number 2: Find my family
That sounded a lot more dramatic than it actually is, but other than my parents and my aunt, I’ve barely met any of my family. It has something to do with them living on the other side of the world and everyone losing contact. People often mistake me as someone who doesn’t need people around, but I’ve never really had the choice and it would be super awesome to belong to something. Again, money (you git) causes issues with even starting with this one.
Bucket list addition number 3: Archery
Something I did as a kid. I’ve found a club nearby that’s willing to see how crap I am at it. I take that back. I was actually pretty good at it but unless I can find Bernard’s Watch and money for equipment, that ain’t happening anytime soon either.
Plus, let’s face it…it looks cool as hell and I’d like to be able to compete on the same level as my dad one day.
Bucket list addition number 4: Collect every single Lego Minifig ever made.
I have no idea why this wasn’t on my list in the first place. Frankly, I’m a tad disappointed in myself. So I’m setting myself the hellish challenge to collect as many Minifigures as I possibly can in the short time I have on this planet. I have no idea how I even start doing something like this. Some are so rare that they would cost a small fortune, but god dammit, I want them all.
And these guys could probably do with some mates.
Bucket list addition number 4: Meet Dick Van Dyke
Pretty simple, eh? Just hunt down one of the most amazing chaps in the world and wave frantically at him.
I live in a different country and he’s probably fed up of nutters flapping around in front of him. But he is, essentially, a childhood hero so it would make my bloody day.
Bucket list addition number 5: Travel the world
Yes, yes…this was included in the original list and everyone wants to do it. Gold star and two thumbs up to you, but I want to add a small addition to this.
I want to travel the world with Lego Man Lawrence.
I know this might sound a little lame to others, but I quite like having him in my pocket when I’m going places. Plus, he looks kinda good on Instagram. And I bet people would be much more interested in a travel blog through the eyes of a tiny plastic man than an average, white haired girl. Unless I win a crap load of dosh from the lottery (which I never play so that probably won’t happen…) this won’t be happening anytime soon. But if it did, imagine pulling out some sort of hologram disc (’cause that’s what it will be on…duh, it’s the future) and showing the kiddywinks what I got up to. The memories would be pretty sweet and seeing the world would no doubt check off meeting/hunting down my family as well.
In other words, I want to recreate this photo but with the real Totoro and in Japan.
So that’s it. A few extra additions to the ever expanding list. Some are a tad extravagant, others are a little bit more budget. I’ll accept any donations in the form of cold, hard cash (will take slightly wallet warm, too) or Minifigs.