Bucket List

When I realised that everybody and their dog have a bucket list, I thought it was about time that I compiled one of my own; a collection of things I'd like to achieve before I'm pushing daisies.  
This list has nothing to do with death and everything to do with adding oomph to life and decorating my years with adventure and new experiences... 
(I will be crossing items off my list as and when I do them)
 
Bucket List: 
- Eat an apple straight off the tree 
- Fly in a hot air balloon over the African plains. 
- Swim with a whale shark 
- Write a book 
- Watch a play on Broadway 
- Sew an outfit from scratch 
- Learn to bake macaroons 
- Snorkel the barrier reef 
- Drive a ferrari {above 200kms/hour} 
- Paint pictures on my walls
- Learn to play an instrument 
- Run out of unstamped pages in my passport 
- Become a citizen of a country apart from South Africa 
- Open my own cafe/shop 
- Share my love for Jesus with thousands of people. Simultaneously. 
- Fly in a private jet 
- Read at least one chapter of War and Peace. Just because. 
- Ride an elephant
- Eat tacos from Mexico 
- Grow my own vegetables and herbs
- Learn to do calligraphy 
- Have a fairytale wedding 
- Eat a French croissant, from France. 
- Go tobogganing 
- Shoot a gun 
- Bath in chocolate
- Watch The O.C whilst in The O.C
- Drive on the wrong side of the road (in the USA) 
- Become a friend of Zooey Deschanel
- Jump out of a plane {with a functional parachute of course} 
- Stage dive 
- Go to a football match in England
- Do street preaching 
- Surf an 8ft wave and get an 8ft barrel
- Help freshly hatched turtles make their way to the sea 
- Learn how to ice-skate backwards. Fast.
- Learn conversational French and Spanish. 
- Play ice-hockey 
- Own a Macbook Pro, iphone and iPad
- Go to an oxygen bar 
- Ride in a Gondola around venice whilst being serenaded by an Italian violinist 
- Spend a day in the Shakesphere and Company bookstore 
- Recreate old furniture  
- Own an antique writing desk
- Sit in natural hot springs at midnight under a star-cluttered sky 
- See the Amsterdam tulips
- Watch the Swan Lake Ballet in Russia 
- Marvel at the paintings in the Louvre
- Ride a Camel in the Desert 
- Learn to play poker 
- Learn to juggle {Doubt that will happen judging by my shocking hand-eye coords} 
- Drink aged, expensive red wine 
- Try cheese that I never knew existed 
- Spend a day with Heidi Baker
- Spend time in Los Angeles 
- Donate blood
- Write a travel book
- Explore the city of Dubai by night
- Go to Coachella
- Go skinny dipping  
- Play eenie-meenie-minie-mo with the atlas and travel somewhere spontaneously. 
- Shop at Harrods
- Be an extra in a movie
- Stand on the international date line
- Have my portrait painted
- Milk a cow
- See the Northern Lights
- Ride a Harley
- Swim with dolphins in the ocean
- Go snow skiing 
- Own a beach cottage with a wrap around veranda and white shutters 
- Spend a week at a spa fit for the Queen 
- Ride in an Aston Martin 
- Go on holiday by train 
- Be my own boss
- Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain 
- Make a living out of my hobby 
- Raise a bunch of adorable kids, teach them all I know, introduce them to Jesus and watch them grow. 
- Own at least 2 more pugs
- Meet Bill Johnson 
- Become a vegan for a month {or perhaps longer} 
- Live by a lake 
- Own the old-school Mario Brothers game console 
- Grow roses 
- Have a library in my house and make use of a ladder to reach the books on the ceiling high bookshelves 
- See Bon Iver, Two Door Cinema Club, Foster The People and Arcade Fire Live
- Watch an opera 
- Go to the Olympic games
- Make my own pair of cut-off denim shorts 
- Become as good as the Asians at the arcade games {Especially Dance Revolution} 
- See the Sydney Harbour New Year's fireworks display 
- Eurotrip 
- Take a midnight cruise in a convertible
- Leave pennies on train-tracks and watch them get flattened 
- Surf Hawaii 
- Learn to play piano by ear 
- Go to the Portobello markets 
- Suntan in Rio 
- Picnic amongst wildflowers 
- Inherit something decent {I'm thinking: Vineyard estate, Priceless jewellery, car?} 
- Learn how to operate photoshop 
- Own a film and polaroid camera 
- Own a vintage bicycle with a basket and a bell.
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