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I have spent the last 10 days on a boat with mainly over 27's.  It has been interesting in that most of them are crossing things off their bucket list, one by one. The Northern Lights are a major feature, it seems, along with snorkelling or diving the Great Barrier Reef.  The major one I have on my list now is the Galapagos Islands, and Machu Pichu.

What do you have on yours? What do you want to do before the cranky knees and bad hips catch up with you?


You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3


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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,446



    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,104

    A two week holiday on Mars - and I'm not dying till I've had it! :)

    scroggin - gliding is the most wonderful experience. My dad used to take me to North Weald gliding club when I was younger. So stable, so beautiful and just the sound of the wind whistling over the wings. Pure magic! I secretly arranged for a flight for my mum for her 70th birthday - she was terrified initially, but loved it.
    Go for it!!

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    Before I die , I'd like to live another 30 years.image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,437

    I've done most of the things I ever wanted to do ... to ride through Doone Valley on horseback was a dream fulfilled ... I've  no great ambitions to go anywhere in particular ... I live in a beautiful part of the world and holiday in another  ... what I want to do more than anything is to carry on doing what I do, and get better at it. 


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,554
    Hostafan1 says:

    Before I die , I'd like to live another 30 years.image

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     I sincerely hope you do sweetie, along with me? (can’t see that happening) 

    Pete, when I was a little girl my Dad would save a couple of bob through the week and take me and my mum out to North Weald aerodrome for a cup of tea and a cake in the old NAFFI building on a Sunday afternoon. We had a motorbike and sidecar The excitement of that trip if he told me before hand that we would be going.  Don’t suppose it’s recognisable now.  

    I have nothing on my list except to be healthy and enjoy a few more years. 

    I’ve taken horses through the Doone Valley, Dove, lovely up on Exmoor, more wild than Dartmoor. . 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 3,706

    Good answer Punkdoc! I think being healthy is my biggest aim, and happy whenever humanly possible.

    I would like a Northern Lights experience as a luxury choice, but really it's the little things like spending time with my neieces, making a difference to my patients and having my own garden to retreat too are the things I will cherish when I look back. 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Pansyface

    It can take a mulberry about ten years to mature and fruit from seed, they don't like to be messed about with once established and like there roots to be damp and the crown in dappled shade.

    You will only get a few flowers and fruit at first but as the tree matures your get more, I worked in a garden many years ago and we had two mulberry tress about 50 years old and would get quite good results from them most years.

    My thing is stay healthy  live as long as possible just enjoying life and the gardens of the world. 

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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,433

    Oh dear. Ten years ago, there was no such thing as the bucket list. Now, everyone has to have one, to go with the collection of books telling you about the 100 or even 1,000 books you must read, paintings you must see, films you must watch, music you must hear, and places you must go before you die.  All to make us spend money we haven't got on things we don't need, so publishers and the tourism industry can enrich their shareholders and the moneylenders.  Meanwhile, we are all to become ever less content because we haven't undergone as many of these indispensable experiences as our neighbours or workmates.  I for one refuse to play this ghastly game.  I find the older I get, the more I enjoy simplicity and frugality.

    I remember overhearing a conversation that went something like:

    "I want to visit the Maldives before the ocean covers them."

    "Yes, and the irony is, you'll go by plane, so it will happen that bit sooner."

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