My bucket list

Hopefully not the piano I will learn

I woke up at some ungodly hour during the week and ideas of a bucket list popped into my head. Most of these I’ve wanted to do for a while and hopefully I’ll get to do at least some of them. Oh and if you are like my friend Heidi and think I’m about to pop my clogs – I’ve no plans to just yet.

These are in no particular order.

I’d love a style makeover. Someone to tell me what colour and styles would suit my colouring and my body shape…..and preferably not dress me in something that resembles 1970 curtains.

Go along with Wild Atlantic Way using various forms of transport. This was going to be my #WildAtlanticWayfarer project last year but it sort of changed. I still think it’s a great idea though and I’d love to film as I went. The madder the transport the better. I’m thinking Honda 50, donkey and cart, ice cream van….you get the drift. Like the Irish, female version of Jeremy Clarkson without the alleged anger issues.

I’d like to have a singing lesson. Just to find out if I’m really as shite as I think I am. Thanks to Sinead Conway this happened in February 2016

Fly over Mayo. I’ve flown a couple of times over Sligo and while I’m not the biggest fan of flying, the photo opportunities are fantastic. The Mayo coastline would be spectacular from the air.

Have piano lessons. Something I’ve wanted to learn since I was a child. I tried the violin and viola when I was at school – I was awful.

Drive a tractor. Just because.

Have a walk on part in Fair City. I’d love to do this! Just think of the blog post!

Take part in a musical. Only in recent years I have discovered I’m a big fan of musicals. I’m in my third year of drama classes which I love, so I’d like to try my hand at being in a musical.

Afternoon Tea in Ashford Castle. I’ve never been to Cong in Co. Mayo where Ashford is based and it looks beautiful.

Visit Fota Wildlife Park in Cork. Another one that’s been on my ‘to do’ list for years. I was invited along to Dublin Zoo once for breakfast at the zoo, it’s one of the most memorable things I’ve done. I love animals and to be able to get up close to them would be wonderful.

Kiss the Blarney stone…I don’t think I talk enough yet πŸ˜‰

Visit the Aran Islands. A little bit of the ‘old Ireland’. Thanks to Doolin Ferry this happened in May 2016

Try my hand at co-hosting a radio show. Ocean FM are you listening πŸ˜‰

See more of Ireland. There is so much of the country I haven’t seen yet. I love exploring new places and seeing things through the camera. It would be a great adventure.

Travel to a few parts of the world.Β  I would like to visit India, it looks like such a vibrant, diverse country. Auschwitz, it would be incredibly moving. America, I don’t mind what part, I’d just like to go there. Visit Mexico, there is an amazing underwater museum there.

Try and learn Riverdance – embrace my inner Michael Flatley πŸ˜‰

Stay overnight at Harvey’s Point Hotel. The number 1 hotel in Ireland on Tripadvisor. I went there for Sunday lunch last year, which was fantastic, so I’d say a stay there would be just as wonderful.

Explore more of Northern Ireland. I want to visit Belfast, the dark hedges, The Giants Causeway and more. I also was to take the train from Derry to Coleraine: Michael Palin described the train journey between Londonderry/Derry and Coleraine as β€œone of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world”

Go on the previews for Culture Night, Dublin. It looked brilliant last year, full of great photo ops.

Explore the disused underground tunnels in London. I’d say it would be a great experience.

Spend New Year’s Eve in London and watch the fireworks from a hotel balcony. I say this every New Year’s Eve, but short of winning the lotto, it isn’t going to happen.

So that’s my bucket list for now! I’m hoping I’ll get at least a couple of them ticked off the list this year.

 

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