This week Cee has posed more of a project than distinct questions:
Almost everyone has heard of a bucket list which is a list of things you want to do before you die. List 4 things off your bucket list that you would like to share with us. Assume that money is no object. Have a lot of fun with it. Would you like to fly to the moon, dive to the bottom of the ocean, live a month in India or learn how to tap dance? What is on your list?
1. I would like to see live in person the Northern (or even the Southern) lights. A couple of years ago we visited Iceland hoping to achieve this goal, but it was cloudy for our entire visit so even if the lights were dancing at the time we wouldn’t have been able to see them anyway.
2. I would like to Visit Paris, France. It was less than a year ago that I made my first visit to France. And even though Paris is only a couple of hours from London on the train I still haven’t been there yet.
3. Also Italy. Rome ideally but at this point I’d really like to simply be able to say I’ve been to Italy and had proper Italian pizza, pasta, gelato and coffee. It has to be done, I just haven’t yet.
4. Learn to speak another language properly. Half of my family speaks Cantonese and I understand more than I can speak, but I really should know more. In school (a long time ago) I learned German for three years and when I visited Germany just a few years ago it took me all day to remember the words for yes and no. I’ve tried a few times to learn Spanish but don’t get to practise as my other half knows more he gets to worry about the language whenever we have visited Spain. And I learned a little bit of French when we visited France nearly a year ago, it was also useful for travelling in Morocco – I didn’t realise before we got there that French is their second language. Anyway what I’m saying is that living in an English speaking country and trying to learn another language isn’t sinking in, so a year in France or Spain perhaps?