Friday, September 16, 2011

What's your Bucket List?



This film inspired one of my friends to find out what her father's Bucket list was. She has just organised a special trip to The Proms which he had always longed to do. Unfortunately in spite of her buying a ticket that cost hundreds there was a mix up and he had to stand throughout - but he wouldn't have missed it for the world.

He was devoted to Mark Twain so - on a trip to his other daughter in the States, she arranged a paddle at trip on the Mississipi.
Back in Blighty she arranged for him to attend a Reunion of WW2 evacuees in London where they were honoured.

A relative of her father was one of the glider pilots at Arnheim who lost his life and she arranged for her father to visit his grave. Now her father is loth to tell her any more wishes as he feels it is too expensive for her.

I asked MTL but he was feeling skittish and said he was making the coffee and trying to take his tablets and finally said 'Grow a moustache!'

For myself - I'd love to have my book published - my # 1 son and grandson arive tonight- what more could I ask? Just more of the same please.

What about you? Do you have a Bucket List or are trying to fill a loved one's?

27 comments:

Granny Annie said...

One item on my "bucket list" for myself, my spouse, our family and friends. BE SAFE!

Sausage Fingers said...

Attend the world cup final with my dad hopefully with Scotland playing in it.

Pat said...

Granny Annie: I've no quarrel with that:)

Sausage Fingers: as long as your Dad is there - don't ask for the moon:)

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I'm too psychologically unhinged to create a bucket list. I'm afraid that if there are 10 items and I only fulfill nine of them, I'll feel a terrible failing. Sadly, I'm not kidding about this. I wish I were more evolved.

Pat said...

UB: not to worry. Hopefully you have decades to think about it.

R. Sherman said...

I always wanted to take the EMBLOS on a holiday to a snooty villa in the Caribbean for a couple of weeks.

Cheers.

Ponita in Real Life said...

Well, I just crossed one off my list, since the MoS took me on that hot air balloon ride! Skydiving gets put on and taken off with great regularity but given my back issues, it will probably stay off.

Travelling around the UK and Europe is definitely on my list, and now I've added meeting the bloggers who live over there to that list as well. One day!!

Z said...

The best things have been those I didn't know I wanted, but took the opportunity when it arose. So no, I don't have one.

Pat said...

Randall: as the children get older these things become more possible. Just as well. BTW make sure she would enjoy it - women can be unpredictable sometimes. Oh had you realised that?

Pat said...

Ponita: yes travelling is infinitely more rewarding that sky diving. IMO.

Z: that sounds interesting.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I don't have a Bucket List, but I like the idea of it---and I really loved that film. I think because my physical life is so restricted now it seems foolish to have a Bucket List that could never be fulfilled anyway, you know? But, I really really DO love the idea of it!

LL Cool Joe said...

I don't have a bucket list and I don't think anyone in my family does either, but there are things I'd like to do before I die, like stay alive for a very long time!

Mike and Ann said...

Ann would like to drive a fire engine through the centre of London, and see all the cars ahead of her 'herringbone' in towards the pavements.

Don't think I've got one, but I'll think about it. Probably live to see some great grandchildren.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, no, not for me - because having such a list supposes that i am mortal - in my mind, i am immortal and, thus, have no need for such a list! ;)

kenju said...

I have a bucket list, but since I have little chance of achieving any of it - I just try to be happy at home.

Pat said...

Mike and Ann: that I would love to see:)
I'm sure you will Mike.

Gypsywoman: of course - I wasn't thinking:)

Judy: MTL and I agree it is good to be content with one's lot at our time of life and I quash all thoughts of Everest.

Kim Ayres said...

Travelling, meeting people, making them look cool in photographs... Basically my plan is to try and make my life more enjoyable between the crises that inevitably happen - rather than spending that time in between crises anticipating the next one.

But if you're looking for one particular bucket list item, it's to do a proper photoshoot with you :)

Guyana-Gyal said...

I have goals and dreams...is that the same?

Or are the things in the Bucket a bit less 'heavy'? Like owning a red raincoat? [How I want a red raincoat]. And I want to visit Brazil, Moscow, Kenya, India. I will have to get super-rich though.

justathoughtmyblog said...

my list goes on forever

Pat said...

LL Cool Joe: that's a good start:)

Naomi: I though you would have see the film. I only saw a snippet on TV.

Kim: I'm totally for making life more enjoyable. I'm not sure if a 'proper photoshoot' fits into that category but that's just vanity.

GG: goals and dreams are excellent Bucket list fodder. As is travel and a red mack. You have to be the one who decides and prioritises.

justathought: you'll have to get a considerably bigger bucket:)

john.g. said...

Keep breathing. Don't want to live too long though. I'll choose when the time is right!

lom said...

A bigger bucket, I am filling the bath. I don't know why my last comment came up as justathought.

Pat said...

John.G: you have to outlive me though - its the law!

LOM: I did wonder.

Kim Ayres said...

When it comes to vanity, you have to think ahead. Get your photoshoot in now, because it will look better than in 20 years time :)

Pat said...

Kim: well you'll just have to come down before the twenty years are up.

wontletlifedefinemereverb said...

I don't have a bucket list, but I try and not postpone things I'd really like to do, and I try and set myself short term goals. The goal right now is to pay off my student debt and visit Australia.

For other people's bucket lists, I try but sometimes people are too shy or feel like they would take too much of your time and money to let you help them.

Good luck with the book, I hope it all works out exactly like you want it to!

-Marjolein

Pat said...

Marjolein: nice to hear from you. The student debt must be a bit of a nightmare. Good idea to do as much as possible earlier rather than later. You'll love Australia.
As for the book - once more I have cast my bread upon the waters.