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The inspiration for my Reaper List came from watching the 2008 heart-warming comedy “The Bucket List” (absolutely brilliant film and I highly recommend watching if you haven’t seen it!) The tag line for the film is “Time to start living”, which hit me with the hard stick of reality when there were items I hadn't managed to cross of my “things to do by my 30’s” list. So as I approach my 30 years young milestone, gone are the times where I'll plan on doing something.. the here and now dictates that actions speak louder than words and it's now the time to put my words into action to get more items crossed off my list!!




Adopt a child
Every child deserves to feel loved, and what greater joy than to show them that they belong to a loving family.
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[search Social Problems/Services]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Bungee jump
Wanting to do this both ways - facing forwards and backwards! That'll definately put the bounce in my bungee!!
[search Bungee Jumping]
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updated: May 14, 2010
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Buy a house
Somewhere I can call my own.. my own haven.

Completed!

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[search Economics: Home]
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updated: May 10, 2014
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Celebrate New Year's Eve at Times Square
Always wanted to see a ball drop.. :O)
[search Celebrations/Events]
[search Travel: US: New York]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Climb a mountain
I've climbed up half way of Ben Nevis.. got the rest to do before this big boy can be crossed off the list!
[search Hiking & Climbing]
[search Travel: Europe: UK]
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updated: May 12, 2009
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Compete in a run
Like the wind!!

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Every run I have every competed in involves me to dress up for the occasion to challenge myself even harder! I regularly run the 10 kilometre Race for Life run http://www.raceforlife.org/....
[search Running]
[search Charitable Institutions]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Complete the Da Vinci Code Quest
... to see if I can crack the code.

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Having been inspired by the film, I wanted to go on a quest of my own. So, over a number of different trips, I completed visiting numerous landmarks which feature within the film.


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[search Literature]
[search Travel: Europe: General]
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updated: Jan 3, 2014
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Complete the London Monopoly Board
From board game to street map, visiting all 22 streets, 4 stations, 2 utility companies as well as Going to Jail, Passing Go and Just Visiting. Wonder if I'll find any free parking though?!?

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It took me an entire weekend to get them all in, but I did it! I had planned on doing this as a bit of a pub crawl but on reflection, I'm glad I didn't! It would have been rather ill if I had!!! Here....
[search Travel: Europe: UK]
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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Dive the Great Barrier Reef
Swimming with the fishes...
[search Travel: Australia/New Zealand]
[search Scuba Diving]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich
Might have to dress as a Fräulein for this one!!! :O)
[search Celebrations/Events]
[search Drink]
[search Travel: Europe: Germany]
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updated: Jan 5, 2012
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Drive a tank
How much fun can you have in an armoured fighting vehicle!?! The answer..... PLENTY!!

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updated: Jun 5, 2012
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JDaniels79 wrote: Jun 5, 2012
Sounds so cool! Great idea!





Eat at a Michelin starred restaurant
A girl likes to be wined and dined...
[search Food]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Fall in love
As Nat King Cole sang, it will be forever..

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Who....
[search Romance and Courtship]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Get a degree
To further my career and get more letters after my name

Completed!

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[search Education]
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updated: Aug 20, 2013
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Get a tattoo
A permanent doodle...

Completed!
I have one already

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[search Personal Appearance]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Get married


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The....
[search Wedding and Marriage]
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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Get something published
My words written for all to see...

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This was a challenge I set myself. Being a writer of poetry, my work was usually inspired by things that affected me. After being challenged by a friend, who wrote erotica, I penned an Erotic poem,....
[search Literature]
[search News, Journalism, and Publishing]
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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Go Ape!
http://goape.co.uk/


Swinging in the trees..

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Hard....
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[search Travel: Europe: UK]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Go ice skating in Central Park
and try to look as graceful as possible when I fall!
[search Winter Sports]
[search Travel: US: New York]
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updated: Jul 3, 2011
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Go inside one of the Great Pyramids
and remember to take a torch!
[search Travel: Ancient World]
[search Travel: Middle East]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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norwegian*teen wrote: Jul 4, 2010
This is something you really should get done! It is the most amazing place I've ever been! and there you could get skubadiving of your list as well! They have the most beautiful see life there, I went diving in sharm el shake and I went snorkeling at the "blue hole"! you should really look it up!
the diving lessons are easy and "cheep" also :))

(and yes, today I had nothing better to do) ))





Go on a cruise
A life on the ocean wave...
[search Cruising]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Go on an African safari
I'm hoping that when I'm in the mighty jungle, the lion will not be sleeping!!
[search Travel: Africa]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Go to Stonehenge at Summer Equinox
and continue to wonder how many people it took to erect...
[search Travel: Ancient World]
[search Travel: Europe: UK]
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updated: Aug 19, 2013
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Go to the Forbidden City
Just to be a rebel....
[search Travel: Asia: China]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Go to the top of the Empire State Building
Very Sleepless in Seattle...
[search Travel: US: New York]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Go up the Statue of Liberty
Never been up a lady before....
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updated: Jul 3, 2011
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Have a model photoshoot
Moss... Campbell.... Why not join them!

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I....
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updated: Dec 1, 2011
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Have your heart broken
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

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The description is certainly true for me... with each heart break, comes experience and you find out more about yourself, and it strengthens you as a person.
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Kiss the blarney stone...
... not that I need the gift of the gab!
[search Travel: Europe: Ireland]
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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Learn Sign Language
SILENCE!! I KEEL YOU (As Achmed would say!)

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I have started learning basic sign language to aid some of my customers - they are a lovely couple but unlike some of the other customers I serve, I was unable to converse with them. I know some basics....
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updated: May 10, 2014
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Learn to Ballroom Dance
1... 2... Step. 3... 4... Step on someone's foot...
[search Dance]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Learn to belly dance
"You know my hips don't lie and I'm starting to feel it's right.."
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Learn to play piano
Tickling the Ivories..

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I've always had an ear for music so took piano lessons when I was 10 and I've played ever since, although don't always get as much time to play as I would like..
[search Music: Instrument and Vocal]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Meditate
Deep breathing... and 'plinky-plunky music'...

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I do this on a regular basis as part of Reiki, which I carry out on myself and others..
[search Health: Personal]
[search Philosophy/Psychology]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Motorcycle across the US
Oh baby.... Route 66 on a Harley...
[search Ground Transportation]
[search Travel: US: General]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Own a piece of expensive jewellery
Tiffany, Thomas Saboo

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I....
[search Economics: Purchases]
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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Own an expensive pair of shoes
Manolo Blahniks, Jimmy Choos, Christian Louboutins..
[search Economics: Purchases]
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updated: Jun 1, 2011
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Read the top 100 books as per BBC
The BBC believe that most people will have only read 6 of the following 100 books (The ones in bold, are the ones I've read so far): -

✓ Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2. The Lord....
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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heade wrote: Jan 6, 2014
This one might take me a while - done 40 so far!





Research my family tree
Where did I come from?

Completed!
I have started to research into my family tree.. but how can you ever really complete it?!? You can go back hundreds and hundreds of years to your ancestory. I've covered pretty much the last 200 years....
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Ride a camel in Dubai
My humps, my humps, my.. hairy camel humps...
[search Animals]
[search Travel: Middle East]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Ride a horse
I'll never be a jockey!

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I've done this once.. and to be honest, once was enough. The horse I rode was called Rodney and for the majority of the trek, he did nothing but eat, pee and poo. Then he saw home in the distance and....
[search Horseback Riding]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Ride a hot air balloon
"fly through the air with the greatest of ease" - granted this was a trapeze, but it's close enough...
[search Flight: Lighter Than Air]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Ride in a gondola in Venice
Wonder if the gondoliers serenade you?!?

Completed!
This was an unforgettable experience! Firstly, I've never seen so many Gondolas. There are around 400 gondoliers in Venice and to become one, you must undergo extensive training. I must admit, I feared....
[search Boating]
[search Travel: Europe: Italy]
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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Ride in a helicopter
*H wonders if she'll be allowed to fly it herself.. but doubts it*
[search Flight: Driven]
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updated: Dec 1, 2011
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Ride the Maid of the Mist at Niagra Falls
Might need a umbrolly for this...
[search Boating]
[search Natural Wonders]
[search Travel: US: New York]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Ride the Trans Siberian Railway

[search Travel: Asia]
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updated: Mar 1, 2009
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See a geyser
An intense gush of water and steam, not a bloke down the road
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[search Travel: Europe: Western]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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See a West End Show
Cats, the Phantom... many more to mention

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I went to go and see Spamalot on Saturday 11th October 2008 with my Best Friend at the Palace Theatre, London. http://www.montypythonsspamalot.com/.....
[search Arts: Stage and Screen]
[search Travel: Europe: UK]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Bikerman wrote: Apr 5, 2009
Yes... MANY more shows! What a fantastic show, and fantastic couple of days they were! Remembering that is a real shove to get these lists completed! :o) Loves ya sweetie! x





See all 50 top visited sites in the UK and become a well travelled Brit....
So here are the most visited sights in Britain – how many have you been to?

 Big Ben, London
The Houses of Parliament’s most famous clock tower is one of London’s iconic landmarks.

....
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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heade wrote: Jan 6, 2014
32 now... 18 to go...


heade wrote: Aug 22, 2013
So far I've done 29.... Only another 21 to go...





See an eclipse
Whether moon or sun..
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[search Natural Wonders]
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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See Angel Falls
not falling angels....
[search Travel: South America]
[search Natural Wonders]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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See Ayers Rock
Uluru to the locals....
[search Travel: Australia/New Zealand]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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See Cirque du Soleil

[search Arts: Stage and Screen]
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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See Machu Picchu
*Bless you!*
[search Travel: South America: Peru]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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See Mount Etna
and hope it doesn't erupt when I'm there...
[search Travel: Europe: Italy]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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See Mount Rushmore
and compare the features against American money...
[search Travel: US: Northwest]
[search History and Geography]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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See the Cape of Good Hope
and wonder if it is all that good?!
[search Travel: Africa]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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See the Eiffel Tower
Zut Alors! Gay Paris....

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Paris....
[search Travel: Europe: France]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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See the Northern Lights
sooooooo pretty!!!!
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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See the Sistene Chapel

[search Travel: Europe: Italy]
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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See the Taj Mahal
for its sheer beauty
[search Travel: Asia]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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See the Tower of Pisa
Mmmmmm.... Pizza!!!
[search Travel: Europe: Italy]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Send a message in a bottle
Sting would be proud of me..
[search Social Science: Other]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Shower under a waterfall
for that Radox experience...
[search Swimming and Diving]
[search Recreation: Other]
[search Water Sports: Other]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Skinny Dip
and hope my clothes don't get nicked!!!

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It was very liberating!! I was on holiday around the Mediterranean and luckily, managed to keep all my clothes!! Would definately be up for doing it again..
[search Swimming and Diving]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Skydive
And remember to pull on the release cord on the parachute...
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Sleep under the stars
What could be nicer!

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I hadn't been camping since I was in the Girl Guides and I'd forgotten just how much fun it was! Stupidly, we'd forgotten to pack soo much so we really roughed it out but this didn't detract from our....
[search Camping]
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updated: Jun 2, 2011
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Spend Hogmany in Stonehaven..
And why not!!
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[search Travel: Europe: UK]
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updated: Jul 5, 2011
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Stay up for 48 hours
Might need a lot of coffee!!!!!
[search Miscellaneous]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Swim with dolphins and/or sharks
Preferably not becoming lunch to the later...
[search Animals: Marine]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Take part in La Tomatina
What could me more fun than throwing tomatoes at people!?!
[search Travel: Europe: Western]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Travel on the Orient Express
Avoiding any murders of course... I'm convinced Agatha Christie conspired!
[search Travel: Europe: General]
[search Rail Transportation]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Visit a rainforest
Should I take my umbrolly?!
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Visit Ireland
Top O the mornin to yer!

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I am often a visitor to Ireland - especially Dublin.. Irish people are some of the nicest people to ever meet. Dublin is one of those cities that makes you feel incredibly welcome! And the Guinness....
[search Travel: Europe: Ireland]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Visit Lappland
and hope I see Santa Claus....
[search Travel: Europe: Other]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Visit the Grand Canyon
And not get too close to the edge...
[search Travel: US: Arizona]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Visit the White House
I wonder if it would be called the Pink House if it was a different colour...
[search Travel: US: Northeast]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Walk the length of the Great Wall of China
and wear comfortable shoes...
[search Hiking & Climbing]
[search Travel: Ancient World]
[search Travel: Asia: China]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Watch a live sporting event...
... and celebrate the winner!

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updated: Aug 19, 2013
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Watch a shuttle launch...
... and settle the pyromanic in me.

Completed!

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[search Technology: Other]
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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Watch the 50 most popular films of all time
Not all in one go!!!

As taken from IMDB.com: -

✓ The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 
✓The Godfather (1972) 
✓ The Godfather: Part II (1974) 
4. The Good, the....
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updated: Jan 6, 2014
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heade wrote: Jan 6, 2014
Half way to go... 25 down, 25 to go...





Watch the Highland Games
... in Braemar with the Queen...
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[search Travel: Europe: UK]
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updated: Jul 5, 2011
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Watch the running of the Bulls in Pamplona
and hope to dear god, I'm not standing in their way!!!
[search Travel: Europe: Western]
[search Animals]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Watch the sun rise and set
I'll try not to fall asleep on this one... Might defeat the object...
[search Natural Wonders]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Whitewater rafting
Lucky I can swim!
[search Rafting]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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Work your way around a country
This could take a while...... and preferably not by foot!!
[search Travel: Other]
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updated: Jun 25, 2011
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