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The Bucket list

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WordPress suggested I write about things I intend to do before the end of the year.  I intend to get my car serviced this month and  photograph fireworks this weekend.  I also intend to buy presents and do shopping for Christmas. I usually do  a buffet at Christmas when my family visit; so I need to buy food and drinks. That’s it really to the end of 2011. Then I thought, I could write a ‘bucket list’; things I hope to do before I kick the bucket!


I shall carry on writing and have a new blog on my own webspace. I might write another novel if I can think of a really interesting protagonist (central character). I shall write other stuff, guest blogs, articles, letters and even resumes for people.


I like cooking almost as much as eating and so I’ll do a lot of cooking and photograph the dishes that I create. My latest creation was a prawn salad using Icelandic prawns, iceberg lettuce, potatoes, tomato and I would usually add Heinz salad cream but I have run out. It’s better with new potatoes too.


I like photography and will do lots more, it is harder in winter but I should have some new colours and scenes to photograph. I’ll do more food photography and ‘macro’ photography. The photograph above was taken in the local park, I don’t have to travel far for a good photograph. I will do some snow pictures, hopefully in the new year. brr…


I couldn’t travel when I was ill and so I’m trying to get used to travel and driving again. I had difficulty driving the 3 miles to hospital a few years ago; it’s easy now. It is harder in the winter with poor conditions but hopefully I’ll get more experience with motorway driving. I hope to go on a driving and  photographic holiday next year if I’m well enough. I’m still planning that but hope to pack a few things into a week, including researching my family tree, exploring Warwickshire, taking photos and even a visit to the theatre.

I still help a couple of students sometimes so I’ll carry on with that. I have to go and get a blood test done. I think I might wait and see if anything interesting happens! I’m not really thinking any farther than the Saturday night Lotto draw; life could be a little different if I win that £10,000,000 Super draw. I could buy a cottage in the country instead of renting one next year! Please comment if you have any suggestions. What should I do with the rest of my life?

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7 responses

  1. Mike,

    I like your bucket list.

    I like your idea of traveling. I love traveling. That is one thing I want to do again. I have traveled all over the world and would like to revisit some of those places again.

    Good luck on getting everything done.

    Dee Ann

    5, November 2011 at 3:49 pm

    • Hi Dee Ann,

      I find travelling hard after decades of being ill, but I’m slowly getting used to driving again. I intend for my holiday to be so filled with things to do I won’t have time to think about anything else!

      5, November 2011 at 4:08 pm

  2. The prawn salad sounds delicious! I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

    5, November 2011 at 7:15 pm

    • It was! It is better with new potatoes, but prawns are delicious! The mix makes it better and cheaper, a little salmon makes it interesting.

      5, November 2011 at 10:15 pm

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