One of the things on the list that I have managed to do was to see Van Gogh's Sunflowers in the National Gallery in London. I've always had a bit of a thing for Van Gogh, I'm a sucker for a tortured personality and that he certainly was. His Sunflowers are beautiful and I'm really glad I made the effort to go and see them. It was definitely a "Bucket List" item that I can now scratch off.
I'm sure it will come as no surprise that most of my Bucket List is travel related. I have the travel bug SO badly! Here's a peek at what is still on my list:
*Hire a villa in Tuscany and spend at least a year there, immersing myself in the beauty, culture, language and food of the area. Remember this post? Well I still carry the dream in my heart! I've read all of Frances Mayes books and would love to have a second home in Tuscany like she has.
*Visit Croatia. I defy you to read the brilliant blogger Corey's blog posts which you can find here and here and not come away with a burning desire to visit Croatia!
*See the Northern lights
*Spend a holiday exploring the lavender fields of Provence:
*Write a book. I know that's very cliched, but really, since I was a very little girl, I have wanted to write a book.
The lovely Jeanne of Cooksister fame is responsible for a further two travel-related items on my bucket list:
*Hire a villa in Corfu for a couple of weeks. How could you not fall in love with Corfu when you have read this blog post?
*Go to the Oktoberfest in Munich. Jeanne has written a couple of blog posts on the Oktoberfest, here's one of them: Oktoberfest, essential info. The plan is that Ralph and Michelle will join Grant and I at the Oktoberfest in 2017 to celebrate Ralph, Grant and my 50th birthdays :-)
So what's on your bucket list?