I was recently directed to this challenge by another local blogger over at Forever Scarlet – a challenge to complete a bucket list!
Now I’m a pretty positive person so thinking of the things I want to do before I die seems a little bit sombre, but oh no, this is when it gets exciting!! So, if I could do anything, if I was brave enough to do anything, what would it be?? Money Supermarket, who are running this competition (did I mention the chance of winning £1000?!) have rightly said to ‘accept no boundaries’.
Firstly, the budget list1 Learn a language
I find it embarrassing – firstly, that people across the world can speak English and therefore generally understand me, and secondly, a Northern Irish accent and a lack of confidence uttering anything in another language. This should be easy to sign up to, why have I not done it yet??2 Learn how to swim
Children all around me show off their badges and medals for the lengths they have managed to swim. I cannot swim, in fact, even breathing near water freaks me out a little. Again, easy, conquer that fear!3 Take part in a photoshoot
Not behind the scenes this time – right there, in front of the camera. Before starting my blog, and braving my ootd posts, you could rarely find a photo of me. I need to man up and learn to pose!! *I should now also include that photography course I need to attend!4 Ride a bike down a mountain bike trail
So I’m beginning to feel old age creeping in as my little boy flies past me on his bike. He loves bumping over tree roots and skidding down hills, and I just can’t keep up! I know in a few years this adventure will get more extravagant – I need to be prepared!5 Be a Personal Stylist
This ties in with my blog tagline ‘style that works for you’. I love working out which pieces go together and how different styles suit different people. What a fun weekend job!
And now, the extravagant list1 Fly a helicopter
What an amazing experience, not only to take control and have that sense of freedom, but just to look around from above. Our world is pretty amazing! Apparently there is a local helicopter simulator experience, maybe it’s not that far out of my reach…2 Own a Chloe Paddington handbag
Just follow this link. No further explanation required…3 Travel into space
Imagine the feeling of no gravity, seeing what few humans have seen in real life before. Space is so surreal you could only be in awe. If this isn’t possible, I’ll maybe take a trip in a hot air balloon and just keep floating!4 Visit New York City
Well, I am a Fashion Blogger after all – being in the middle of the fashion hub is my dream. Seeing the street style, window shopping the designer stores, feeling the fashion buzz. I might just fly home via Paris;)5 Watch an Opera in Vienna
Imagine the sounds, the style, the atmosphere. Of course to make this perfect I would need to stay in a five star hotel and enjoy the five star treatment throughout – just a small request!
Admittedly, I found it much easier thinking of my extravagant list – now that I’ve written my bucket list down, I feel obliged to complete them, I mean, what is stopping me??
I’m nominating Helen from The Flaky Fashionista, Laurina from One Year of Fashion Fasting and Bec from Right Up My Street! I would love to hear your ideas:)