Liebster three – the bucket

Liebster three - the bucket

United Arab Emirates
Apr 2017

Josie of Josie Wanders asked me to answer ten questions as part of the nomination process for the 2017 Liebster Award.

3. What’s the number one thing on your bucket list right now?

I’ve got a long list of things I’d like to do, places to go, stuff to see. Just reading travel blogs adds more and more to the list.

But the thing about a bucket list is that it’s not a bucket full of items to savour, it’s what you want to do before you kick the bucket. That is, to die.

Death comes to us all, and most likely when it does, the desire to keep on going will be right at the top of any list of priorities. No way to scratch that itch.

So I don’t really have a bucket list. I take the position that there are so many things I’ve done already, just living in this age, that just adding more to what I’ve already got is pointless.

Besides, that’s pleasure, as opposed to happiness.

I like ice cream. Ben and Jerry’s when I can get it.* I could eat it all day, I guess, and after a while, the pleasure would wear off and be replaced by something else.

Happiness is the simple joy of living. I can experience that any time I want.

Having said that, something that’s been at the top of my list for a long time, and gets a bump every time I read a certain sort of blog, is international long haul first class air travel.

I saved up an enormous number of points, found some flights, and booked our seats to Tehran. Our suites, rather. Expect some champagne-fuelled blogging in April!


* Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey, a double scoop, please!

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