Five that I've done:
1. Visit Paris with someone I love. Ken and I have been to Paris once together and it was a really fun few days - not quite as romantic as I pictured. The Eiffel Tower helped me discover my beloved's fear or heights and we couldn't work out how to open the window in our hotel room so we nearly died of heat exhaustion - at one point in the night I got up and laid on the tile floor in the bathroom to cool down.
2. Visit Dubrovnik. I'd wanted to visit this beautiful city since I was young and remember crying when I saw it being attacked in the war. When we had a holiday in Croatia on the island of Hvar we had a day trip to Dubrovnik and when I first saw it I cried again - it was everything I'd hoped for. The fact that a bird pooped on Ken's head whilst we were there makes it all the more memorable.
3. See the Southern & Northern lights. When I was little my dad woke me up one night to show me the Aurora Australis - beautiful green and yellow lights dancing across the sky. Ever since I've wanted to see the Aurora Borealis and this finally happened last year - living in Scotland is the perfect place to see them. I think I may have even cryed a little - are you getting the sense that I'm a bit emotional when happy?
4, Become a vegetarian. Okay, I'm only half way there, as we're now Pescatarians, but it's something I've wished I had the will to do for years, and yet when I made the decision it just took a split second. My reasons are very personal, but they include ethical reasons and for my health.
5. Marry my best friend. I always told people that I didn't want to get married and even had bets on this. Part of the reason was that I didn't think I would ever find someone to match up to my dreams including the fact that he had to be Scottish. How wrong I was and I'm now married to the most fabulous man in the world.
And now five things that I'm yet to tick off.
6. See Puffins in the wild. Since moving to Scotland this one is slightly easier, but we've yet to be in the right place at the right time. I think Puffins are such cute little birds with their lovely colourful beaks - be warned, when I do finally get to see them I'm sure there will be lots of photos where you have to play spot the puffin.
7. Have some of my poetry published. This is a difficult one, as to have poetry published you have to let other people read it and judge it, which is incredibly scary.
8. Walk the West Highland Way. This walk in Scotland is one of the most well know long distance routes in the UK, starting in Milngavie and ending 96 miles (154 km) later in Fort William. It's something I'll definitely have to train for as I'm not the fittest, but I'm sure I can achieve it one day.
9. Be fluent in another language. The closest I've ever come to this is when I lived in Saudi Arabia for a year - by the end of my time there I could sit and have a semi sensible conversation with my patients. Unfortunately, as it's 24 years since I worked there, I now only remember bits of it.
10. World peace, end of starvation, marriage equality, no animal cruelty, and lots more along the same theme - I can dream.
So there you have a bit of an insight into the way my mind works - what's on your bucket list? Before you go why don't you pop over to Tamara's blog to see what my fellow bloggers have come up with - Click Here to Visit.
Until next time, be good, stay safe, and see if you can tick something off your own list this week.
Pamela & Ken