Do You Have A Bucket List?

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I think it is important to have dreams and ambitions.

My Bucket List:

1. Visit Egypt


Egypt has one of the longest histories of any modern country, arising in the tenth millennium BC as one of the world’s first nation states.  Considered a cradle of civilization, Ancient Egypt experienced some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and it’s Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of archaeological study and popular interest worldwide. Egypt’s rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, having endured, and at times assimilated, various foreign influences, including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and European.

2. I would love to drive a camper van all over Greece And Italy. Work there teaching English or pulling pints and see the museums and art galleries. Go down the back streets and eat where the locals eat, shop with the locals in the small stores.  Find the real culture, off the tourist hot spots. I did this in Portugal and UK and loved it and I kept going back to these countries again and again.


Visit Greece:

Greece is a very scenic place to visit. You can see rugged mountains, olive groves, tranquil beaches, and rolling hills of white houses all in the same landscape. Greece has great diversity and a range of places and landscapes that cannot be found together anywhere else. Here, you will find something of everything. It’s like having a miniature world, where everything is included: from countless beautiful islands and awarded beaches, to huge snow-covered mountains, great forests and spectacular castle.The beaches are beautiful.Some have crystal blue waters, while others are more turquoise in color. You might come across a beach with soft billowy sand, yet another with be covered in small pebbles or even seashells. The Greeks love to celebrate life, and that is evident in their nightlife culture. Drink and dance on the tables! The climate – OMG the weather is amazing. I have to visit the  Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. This is the meeting point of Greece’s past and future, holding the origins of Western civilization.

3.Blog and travel all over Rome & Italy: #culinaryandculturalroadtrip


In Italy you find more than half  of the works of art (monuments and masterpieces) and sights of the entire world. They are also extremely varied, as they are expression of various historical eras, covering nearly 2,800 years. They are also the result of different societies and political realities. Half of this legacy can be found in Rome.


Italy is incredibly varied. You find countless beautiful towns each with own history, architecture and works of art: not only Rome, Florence and Venice, but also Siena, Orvieto, Assisi, Naples, Palermo, Arezzo, Lucca, Genoa just to mention a few. Yet you also find medieval towns and inspiring churches (for ex. in Umbria), fishing ports, and charming little towns perched in unspoilt hills.
You also find any possible environment: varied and world-famous seaside regions (Italian Riviera in Liguria, the Amalfi coast, Sicily, Sardinia, a total of 7000 km of coast), beautiful and varied rural areas which inspired Renaissance painters, be it with cypress-studded landscapes or with scenic countryside. There are many mountains, different in their own right (the majestic Alps with skiing resorts, the Dolomite peaks interspersed with picture-perfect valleys). You find the Po plain, unexplored uplands (Calabria), fertile marine swamps (in Tuscany and in the Po delta), many impressive active volcanoes, a myriad of varied islands, some very large and with a totally different environment (Sicily and Sardinia), and also many lakes with world acclaimed sceneries.

Cuisine and cooking are national passions, and they are tasteful, healthy, extraordinarily imaginative and varied.

Since ancient times the Italians have been harbingers of style, fashion and art. Ferraris are not only the fastest cars, but also the most beautiful.

The surroundings of Rome are extremely charming and beautiful. There are thousands places around Rome, in any direction: 13 Roman “Castles” or poetic villages including Tivoli heading south, five lakes (in opposite directions), two rivers (Tiber and Aniene), the Etruscan towns north of Rome (Cerveteri, Tarquinia ), ancient Roman towns (Ostia Antica, to the west), the charming seaside localities (Ladispoli, Fregene etc.), the mountain villages and resorts (Monterotondo, Terminillo), the inspiring fertile and undulated countryside with its sanctuaries, and – just a little further – Cassino with its abbey, Viterbo and its historical centre etc.
You will thus understand why this land of expressive, vibrant and imaginative people has given pasta and pizza, Verdi and Pavarotti, Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo, Dante and Machiavelli, Catholicism with its saints and martyrs, but also Fellini, Mastroianni and Sophia Loren, an outstanding sense of style and “Dolce Vita” (Sweet Life), and countless other charms – among which one should include the Italian women -. Forster wrote “One doesn’t come to Italy for niceness… one comes for life”.

Overall: The shopping, the food, the sites, past history, museums, the historic buildings: Colosseum, churches,  R.Tiber, the Vatican and it’s gardens.

4. Buy a new car every year. I am working on changing the Audi next week. I have driven: Audi, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Renault and Ford. Looking forward to trying out a new drive!


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5. Go to India to learn about spirituality.


India offer the chance to gaze at the majestic beauty of the Taj Mahal, sail the sacred waters of the Ganges, get swept up with the colourful chaos of Mumbai, laze on the gorgeous beaches of Goa, be dazzled by the pink hues of Jaipur, and challenge your taste buds with the spicy flavours of authentic Indian cuisine.

India boasts over 70 national parks and 400 wildlife reserves offering an incredible array of birds and wildlife including the mighty Bengal tiger.Central India is home to Pench, Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks which boast strikingly beautiful landscapes and an astonishing variety of wildlife.

Spiritual India, rich in holy places, traditions and rituals, offers much for those seeking knowledge and awareness. Visit these popular sacred destinations of various faiths to maximize your spiritual experience in India.

6.Go on a writer’s retreat in France. I just love France, it is a home from home. It is the only other country, apart from Ireland, I could live in.


7. I must start doing yoga again.


8. I must start taking the dog for long walks again. I love meeting my neighbours and having a chat. I am also getting some daily exercise too. It’s all good! I have got lazy. I drive everywhere and get the kids to take the dog for a walk. Rise up, Annette!!!

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9.Get horse riding lessons. I have a fear of heights but I would love to able to ride with the girls. I think it is good to conquer fears and top learn new sports, so riding is a must!


10. I will continue to pursue my passion – my writing

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I will continue to write every day.




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