Friday, 26 July 2013

My Budget Bucket List

When I read about the competition being run by on Bex at Futures blog I decided to enter, as it was only a month or so ago that I wrote my own bucket list.  Sitting and writing the list wasn't as easy as I thought it would be as there are lots of places that I'd like to visit, and many things I'd like to see, but I was keen to include all the things that I want to do to that don't actually cost anything.  I was able to cross off the first item on my list just a few weeks ago when I gave blood, a simple act that didn't cost me a penny but potentially could change the outcome of someone else's life.
So what's left? 
My budget bucket list item is to spend a whole year writing down the things that make me smile and popping them in a jar, on New Years Eve I will then sit and open up each piece of paper and remember all the good things about that year.  Sometimes it is so easy to focus on the negatives in life and you forget the small things that make you smile, the things that happen nearly every single day.  There is nothing stopping me from doing this and I think the experience would make me feel even more grateful for my life more than I already am.  Bloggers are great at writing about the big things that happen in our lives, birthdays and holidays and special events, however Alfie making me laugh because he's doing a special butt wiggle dance to his favourite song on the radio wouldn't necessarily be something that I'd remember for long enough to write about.
One of my more extravagant bucket list wishes is to eat in be kissed in front of the Le Mur Des Je t'Aime in Paris.  Maybe not as expensive to achieve as some others, but when you've got 4 children travelling anywhere abroad is never cheap!  I am an old fashioned romantic and there's something about "I love you: The Wall" that is absolutely irresistible to me.  The wall is a piece of art created by  Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito.  The wall, covering a surface area of 40m², is composed of 612 squares of enamelled lava, on which 'I love you' features 311 times in 250 languages. The splashes of red you see represent parts of a broken heart, symbolizing the human race which has been torn apart and which the wall tries to bring back together.  Deep huh?!  It is situated in the Place des Abbesses in Montmartre.  I have never visited Paris in my adulthood and I would love to go back for the weekend and spend it exploring and devouring everything the city has to offer.  Images of couples kissing in front of the wall have become a little bit of a fixation for me recently and I need to recreate one of my own before my time is up.

 (Image Credit: Navyblur)

So that's two of my bucket list items explained, what are yours?

This is my entry into the Budget Bucket List competition and I'm tagging Jade at Unique Young Mum, Claire at Clairejustineoxox and Kim at Ruby + Lottie as I love reading their blogs and I would love to know what their ideas are.  For more information on the competition please click here.


  1. Aww thanks for tagging me in, I love your bucket list, I have 4 children as well, its hard work trying to find time to yourselves lol I've giving up trying to save to go abroad now my older boy are 16 and 19 they are classed as adults...