Monday, 12 January 2015
My un-bucket list
John and I were discussing this yesterday evening, apropos the two climbers who are nearly at the top of El Capitan (above), a sheer rock face that is supposed to be the hardest climb in the world . The ascent of El Capitan went straight to the top of my un-bucket list, together with (in no particular order):
Potholing. My late husband used to take schoolboys on potholing expeditions. The idea of lowering myself into a wet, dark hole in the ground for fun is totally bewildering. Taking children along too....well, no.
Eating crispy dog in Hong Kong.
Rolling down the Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Eating anything that's still alive.
Being stuck on a the M6 in a heat wave. If you haven't tried the M6, then don't.
Going down a sewer (though my mother would have said that of course I should be able to do this, because I'm a nurse. She seemed to think that nurses are immune to any kind of olfactory unpleasantness. Trust me. We aren't).
Reading Finnegan's Wake.
There are many more, but I won't bore you with them, What's on your un-bucket list?