When I posted our original Bucket List, I falsely claimed that I would put a version of the draft into my Blog Pages and keep it updated. Of course, I never did this. Well part of my additional New Year’s Resolutions will be to keep up with my blog organization, so the first step is adding the following to my pages.
We’ve added a few items to the list since it's inception including visiting all 4 of the UK countries:
Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, and Wales. We’re halfway there
already. Below you'll find the complete list as it exists in my Blog Pages.
|English Lake District:)|
Walk along Hadrian's Wall
Visit Cotswolds region in England
Visit the Orkney Islands
Ski on the slopes of Scotland
Golf at St. Andrews (Jonathan specific)
Hike part of the West Highland Way
Attend a Burns Night Dinner (February 1st, baby!)
Attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Attend the Edinburgh Fringe festival
Hike/Climb Ben Nevis
Cruise in Croatian waters
Wine Taste in
Travel to Istanbul
Visit Monet's gardens
Take a French Road trip
Visit the Brittany Region of France
Hike Cinque Terre in Italy
See Mont-St-Michel in France
Visit Lake Como in Italy
Go skiing in the Alps (on the calendar for March, baby!)
The World at Large:
New Zealand...all of it
Scuba Dive at Great Barrier Reef (Jonathan Specific)
Scuba Dive at the Blue Hole in Belize (Jonathan Specific)
Visit the Galapagos Islands (where Jonathan will scuba dive)
See the Japanese Cherry blossoms blooming in Japan
Take an African Safari
Drive the Garden Route in South Africa
Take a Pacific Northwest roadtrip to N. Cali, Oregon and Washington State
Visit the Patagonia region of Argentina
Travel to Jerusalem
I’ve also updated my Reading List blog page since I’d basically abandoned it in September. Highly recommended books that I’ve read in the past 4 months include: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind, and These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner. So good.
Currently I’m bogged down in the epic Game of Thrones series. I’d recommend the read, but at times it is laborious and heavy. In between the series books, I’m trying to break it up with easy and fun reads. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes was a good filler. Easy to read by still thought provoking, plus a British author which was a nice change of perspective.
Recently I’ve taken over the AWA Evening book club and we’ll be picking our Spring and Summer list in a month. Any suggestions for us? What have you been reading recently?