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Forty Before Forty | A Bucket List

It occurred to me the other day that I’ll be turning 36 in 3 months. How on earth 36 has come around so soon I will never know. Is it just me that’s still 20 in their head? I’m sure I can’t be the only one.

The Mr is just the same, young at heart, or at least in his head. It’s something that we’ve been talking about a lot recently¬†and its made me think about all the things I want to do before I hit the big 4-0. Some big, some small, but I guess it’s one of those things we all think about as we get older. And it doesn’t hurt to dream after all. So here’s my forty before forty list:

  1. Write a book (well isn’t that on everyone’s list?)
  2. Eat in a Michelin star restaurant
  3. Get my finances under control and have a healthy savings account balance
  4. Keep my plants alive for longer than a week
  5. Learn how to use my DSLR properly
  6. Find our ‘forever home’
  7. Run 5k
  8. Get to a healthy weight
  9. Take the kids on a Disney holiday
  10. Stay in a super luxury hotel
  11. Return to the farm in the Cotswolds where we had our first weekend away
  12. Spend a lazy weekend in Montmatre
  13. Get married (although getting engaged first might help – he might get the hint one day)
  14. Return to the holiday park in France I worked at almost 20 years ago as a holiday rep
  15. Visit my friends in Spain where I used to live
  16. Take the teen on a girly weekend away
  17. Learn to dance Strictly Come Dancing style
  18. Take a road trip around the Deep South
  19. Spend a whole weekend being pampered at a spa
  20. Have my make up done professionally
  21. Travel first class
  22. Get a National Trust membership and spend my weekends indulging my inner history geek
  23. Get a Hollywood smile – visiting the dentist regularly would actually work though
  24. Go on regular date nights
  25. Ride a bike again
  26. Go horse riding
  27. Do a history course
  28. Visit the places my ancestors lived (not only am I a history geek, I’ve also researched my family tree)
  29. Visit every county in England
  30. Visit Ireland
  31. Buy myself diamond earrings, or a necklace. Something classic and extravagant
  32. Be in photos, not hide behind the camera
  33. Throw a party (not for the kids)
  34. Read a classic novel
  35. Go somewhere just to watch the sunset
  36. Write letters instead of just firing off emails
  37. Take a cookery lesson
  38. Go to a movie alone
  39. Adopt a pet
  40. Learn how to burlesque dance

So there you have it, forty things to do before I’m forty. Do you have your own list of things you want to do before you hit the big 4-0?

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