My life list

So I’ve seen a lot of blogs where people write bucket lists and I thought, ‘Oh that looks fun. I’m going to write one of them.’ You know as you do. So here you go, the list of everything I want to do in my life. Starting now and finishing… well at the end of my life:

  1. Finish School
  2. Go to university – train to become a lawyer
  3. Live in Edinburgh (on my own)
  4. Visit every continent
  5. Fly first class
  6. Make a patchwork quilt
  7. See Vampire Weekend live
  8. Go up the Eiffel Tower
  9. Visit Harry Potter World
  10. Go to New York
  11. Go to Australia and see koalas and kangaroos in the wild
  12. Go at least a week without using electricity
  13. Read some Shakespeare
  14. Sleep outside no matter how many midgies there are
  15. Go to Italy and eat real Italian ice-cream
  16. See the Northern Lights
  17. Live somewhere out of the UK
  18. Trace back my family tree (see if I really am related to Robert the Bruce or not)
  19. Get so ridiculously drunk I can’t think (just to see)
  20. Go in a hot air balloon
  21. Go to Cornwall
  22. Go one day without saying a single word
  23. Do something huge for charity
  24. Be a mother and a grandmother (I sometimes wish I could just skip the mother part and just be a grandmother but, sadly, that isn’t the way the world works)
  25. Fall in love
  26. Get my ears pierced again
  27. Get my hair cut short (it grows back honest)
  28. Master the art of origami
  29. Read Lord of the Rings
  30. Read Pride and Prejudice
  31. Do a foreign exchange
  32. Have a whole day where I’m only allowed to say yes
  33. Sex
  34. Learn to drive
  35. Go in a limo
  36. Meet a celebrity
  37. Meet a famous writer
  38. Be in a play
  39. Buy a house and decorate it the exact way I want
  40. Make homemade perfume
  41. Own a thousand books
  42. Fill my head with beautiful knowledge about everything
  43. Buy a nice camera and take beautiful photos
  44. Stay awake all night and see the sunrise
  45. Write. Lots and lots and lots
  46. Get a cat and call it Cat (Breakfast at Tiffany’s anyone?)
  47. Be glamorous and don’t wear jeans so much.
  48. Read a book in a Parisian café
  49. Ride on the subway in New York
  50. Buy an iphone (It’s a material world)
  51. Go to a festival (I would probably hate it, all that mud, but you have to try these things)
  52. Watch all the Harry Potters in a row
  53. Be part of a serious trial at an important court (preferably as the barrister but giving evidence wouldn’t be too bad)
  54. Go to an active volcano
  55. Do something amazing for Carol because she’s done so much amazing stuff for me like China, skiing, Paris and everything and she deserves credit
  56. Stop expressing myself so loudly and always voicing my opinion. Let other people talk too.
  57. Go vegan for a bit (just to see what it’s like)
  58. Watch ten consecutive episodes of Buffy in a row
  59. Stop caring about what other people think
  60. Take Marianne to the rainforest
  61. Do yoga
  62. Date someone in a band (Maybe not You know who Steph… :p )
  63. Join the drama group and do something worthwhile at school for once
  64. Get As in my exams
  65. Be spontaneous at least once in my life
  66. Complete this list

So there you have it. Everything I want to do. Ever. Anyone else have anything to add? Have I missed something important?

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Discovering Herbal Tea

So I never used to drink tea. I just didn’t like the smell of it. The taste was alright but the kind of sour, milk old lady smell just made me gag. So whenever I got offered tea or felt like some kind of before-bed- type drink I would stick to milk.

But then, a couple of weeks ago, I discovered herbal tea. My mum has been drinking peppermint tea for a while but I never fancied that. It tastes of toothpaste for crying out loud. Who wants to eat toothpaste!  So anyway I just went on drinking my milk and feeling like a six-year-old. But then my mum couldn’t get her usual peppermint tea. They’d stopped making the kind she liked or Tesco was out of stock or something. She came back from the Saturday morning shop with armfuls of different herbal teas to replace her beloved peppermint. And of course she couldn’t drink all of them herself so I decided I would try each one and rate it out of ten for the pleasure of all you herbal tea drinkers out there so that when the supermarket stop selling your favourite you can come to my blog and find out which one is best.

Twinning’s Apple Crunch – This is beautiful for the first few sips. Then it gets kind of weird and not so good. 6/10

Cranberry & Blood Orange – You would think cranberry and blood orange would taste really strong but this doesn’t really taste of anything. 4/10

Warming Camomile & Spiced Apple – This is my all time favourite. The bitterness of the camomile and the sweetness of the apple and spices totally compliment each other. Gorgeous. 10/10

Reviving Nettle & Blackberry – Nettle tea! What? It’s actually surprisingly good 7/10

Camomile – Too bitter. It also kind of smells weird. 3/10

Cherry and Cinnamon – Mmm…. I like this one. Beautiful colour as well. 7/10

Strawberry & Raspberry – Bleugh… Too sweet 4/10

So there you have it. If you’re ever swithering between herbal teas you now have an easy guide to tell you which ones are hot and which ones are not.