It’s A Great Big World

Travelling is something I have always wanted to do, it’s on my bucket list, and I have a long list of places I want to visit. I’m also a massive fan of Pinterest and could spend hours looking through all the travel pins. Here are the top five places I’d love to wander before I die:


1. Jamaica. I think Jamaica looks absolutely beautiful and ever since I was around 10 years old I’ve dreamed of getting to sit on one of those gorgeous beaches. Jamaica is definitely number one on any list of places I want to go; it’s the fantasy.

2. New York City. So many places I want to see in America, but New York is pretty high up on the list. I need to know if it lives up to the hype, if it’s everything I’ve heard it is. Is it really the city that never sleeps?

3. Mainland Spain. I love the language and I’ve been to several of the Spanish islands (Lanzarote, Menorca etc) but I’ve yet to actually set foot on the mainland.

4. Ireland. Of course for me, Ireland is just across the water so not particularly far away or difficult to visit. So perhaps it’ll be one of the first places on my list I get to cross off!

5. The world’s largest pool, in Chile.  I came across this article a few years ago and have had it bookmarked ever since. I can’t even begin to imagine swimming in a pool that large. I know the ocean is endless but this is a swimming pool! I would just love to be able to go one day “oh, the world’s largest pool? Yeah, I’ve swam in it”.


Bucket List

I love the idea of having a list of things you want to do before you kick the proverbial bucket so today’s Daily Prompt was perfect for me. I also love the film The Bucket List, it was what inspired me to first start mine several years ago. Not an exhaustive list, but here’s some things I’d love to do in my life.

  • Get a degree – currently in progress!
  • Give blood
  • Learn to drive – I passed my test in August 2012 and it was one of the proudest moments of my life to date
  • Fall in love
  • Get married
  • Have a child
  • Get my first job – another highlight from 2012, having a job has given me more confidence
  • Go on a safari
  • Develop greater self confidence – a slightly cheesy one, but anyway this is a work in progress!
  • Use Spanish in a proper conversation – I used to be fairly decent at Spanish but it’s fallen by the wayside
  • Take a road trip
  • See the world – specifically, I have a list of places I want to visit
  • Spend a whole day people-watching with my best friend

Not a very interesting bucket list but I know ticking these things off would make me happy. I’ll have plenty of opportunities to add more “exciting” things to it in the future, I’m sure.

I can also live in hope that my “dream reader” sees this and enjoys the image that I added!