#26.Have a fun fight (silly string, whipped cream, shaving foam, paint)

#Have a fun fight (silly string, whipped cream, shaving foam, paint)

Now while the fun fight I had doesn’t include one of the options above I feel it constitutes as a fun fight and can be included.  My fun fight while not exactly glamorous involved biscuits. So technically a food fight – the spontaneous kind. Although I got into miles of trouble it was completely worth it. Me and Conner (my sort-of-brother) were the ones involved and even though I’m the oldest of the two I was the one who started it. It started off quite slowly but it all kicked off when I threw the first biscuit. The fun fight lasted about half and hour but unfortunately I can’t say that I was victorious. I decided to the mature thing and stop because I knew if my mum walked in and saw the house like that she would have freaked (well that’s the excuse I’m going with). Despite my attempts to clean up she still noticed. We’re still finding biscuits now even though It happened at the start of the summer. It only just occurred to me it would count but due to the spontaneity of the even there is no pictures except the one from Google.

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#60 Get a pen pal

#60 Get a pen pal

I have always wanted a pen pal. I liked the idea of corresponding with something the old fashioned way. Waiting for that much anticipated letter and sending out a new one. When I was younger I always loved receiving letters because it was such a rare treat. Now I get lots of post but I’ll still enjoy getting a letter from a friend in another country. It is also the perfect opportunity to learn about other cultures and countries.

Well I got my first letter from my pen pal today. It was an exciting time. I started emailing her after I found a website devoted to finding pen pals and we decided to start exchanging letters. Now I won’t  say much about her to respect her privacy but she is from the USA and seems really nice. I’m looking forward to sending a letter back.

On my search for a pen pal I also found another girl from the US and we are going to email each other. The US is a huge country so it should be interesting to learn more about it from a viewpoint that is not the television but a real person.

I’ll add pictures later. I need to charge my camera first

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#100 Change my hair (quite radically)

#100 Change my hair (quite radically)

I put this one on the bucket list to give me an incentive to actually go to the hairdressers. Now that may sound strange because what girl doesn’t want to go to the hairdressers right? Well… me. After one to many bad hair experiences I try to avoid it for as long as I can. We’re not just talking about little mistakes either. The last time I went they messed up my fringe so bad that when I went to get it fixed I was asked if i had done it myself. A couple of times before that I ended up wearing a hat for three weeks. It had been eight months since my last hair cut so I knew it was time to go back and success! I know the bucket says that I should get my hair cut radically but under the circumstances this was radical to me. I got a fringe cut!

I also bought new sunglasses and completed #88 Buy sunglasses. So in terms of pictures I thought I would kill two birds with one stone. Here’s the difference.

Before                                                        After with a fringe!

#6 Send a message in a bottle out to sea and #7 Go to the beach

#6 Send a message in a bottle out to sea and #7 Go to the beach 

Hey guys

Sorry I haven’t posted recently. I’ve kind of been in hibernation and I’ve doing a lot of reading. Anyway…

Going to the beach is a must for any summer and I am glad to have completed this item.Yesterday i went to not one but two beaches.  Seizing the opportunity on one of the only good days so far this summer me and my family went out on a nice walk. We visited a ruined castle and we even saw some seals. So cute!

Going to the beach also gave me the opportunity to complete a couple of other items. I also did #6 send a bottle out to sea. Though technically I sent the bottle out to a river. However if you look at the photos it looks pretty big and it does lead out to sea eventually so I’m hoping it’ll get there. Though there is a huge chance it won’t even leave the county I live in but I retain hope. Plus I think it got stuck in the rocks. Woops! I’ve put my blog address on my message so im hoping I’ll get a response one of these days. Even though the weather took a turn for the worst towards the end and we got soaked walking back to the car it was still a great day .
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Some beach pictures… I’ll post the rest on my pictures page.

A Day of Letters

Today has been a day of letters. I have managed to cross two buckets off my list – #56 Write to a department store asking if I can take one of their mannequins after they’re done using it because it strikingly resembles a recently deceased family member, then see if i get a response and #67 Write a letter to myself to open in one year.

5#6 Write to a department store asking if I can take one of their mannequins after they’re done using it because it strikingly resembles a recently deceased family member, then see if i get a response

The first was a slightly surreal experience that has no real purpose but I thought I should try it anyway. Having read it on another list I found it intriguing and I am excited to get a response back though I feel that it is unlikely. Now I didn’t exactly feel comfortable saying it resembled someone who was deceased because I feel you should honour the dead and I didn’t want to make up someone who had died. Therefore I said it resembled a family member who had gone to live overseas because this is true. Anyway my letter went a little something like this:

 To whom this may concern,

                                                I am writing to enquire if it would be possible for your shopping centre to provide my family with one of your mannequins when you are finished with it. I have found that the mannequins resemble my uncle who has gone to live overseas. We won’t see him for some time so it would be a great comfort to receive a mannequin that reminds us of him.

 The resemblance is striking and having passed some of the mannequins in your shopping centre it always reminds me of my uncle. By helping with this and providing one of your mannequins when you have finished with it you would be doing a great service to my whole family. Please look into your heart and help my family with this. Having something that will always remind us of my uncle would be extremely worthwhile.

 Please consider my request and get back to me.

If I get a mannequin from the shopping centre or even a written response it will make my year. Heres hoping.

 #67 Write a letter to myself to open in one year.

I also wrote a letter to myself to open in a years’ time when I’m leaving home ready to go on a gap year to China. While it sounds easy it was harder than you would imagine. I sat for at least 10 minutes staring at the blank sheet in front of me thinking about what to write. I finally settled on giving myself some advice for y trip in China and talking about what my life is like now to remind me. It was a weird experience.

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#54 Make a playlist and title it “The soundtrack of my life”.

#54.Make a playlist and title it “The soundtrack of my life”

Music can be a powerful thing. It can affect your mood and bring back memories of other times. It’s so diverse and so many people are united in their love for it. They may not like the same music but all the same they love music. That’s why I liked this bucket. When making the playlist I stopped to think about all the other people who like the same songs as I do and the memories the songs brought back. For example I am a big Evanescence fan and whenever I listen it always brings back memories. It was the first album I ever bought  when I was younger and more recently the first concert I ever attended. After adding every song that has ever been my favourite I’m going to have fun listening to it and remembering all the good times I had listening to those songs.

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#87 Buy cute flip flops

#87 Buy cute flip flops

Flips flops to me are the epitome of summer. I mean when else can you wear shoes that are barely shoes at all. Therefore I felt it was only fitting to purchase a pair for myself so I could really get in the summer mood. In the end I settled on not one but two pairs of cheap but cheerful flip flops. Sounds easy doesn’t it? I mean you can’t get an easier bucket. Wrong. Somehow I managed to mess this one up by getting the wrong size for one of my pairs of flip flops. I’ll have to exchange them tomorrow. Not only that but it seems the weather has a sense of irony. About ten minutes after making my purchase it started to bucket down with rain and it hasn’t stopped yet. I’m starting to wonder if I’ll actually get the chance to wear these fabulous flip flops.

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#38. Write “This way to the Ministry of Magic” on a public toilet

#38 Write “This way to the Ministry of Magic” on a public toilet

This Bucket was definitely an improvisation but I still had a lot of fun doing it. When I was out shopping today it suddenly occurred to me that I had access to a number of public toilets so this would be the perfect time to do #38. After buying cheap sellotape and a marker pen I got to work making my sign. The end result wasn’t great and it may not have been the best sign in the world but it still gets the point across. Upon trying to find a suitable public toilet I ran into a bit of bad luck. Unfortunately for me it turned out that all of the toilets I went to were either being cleaned or were out-of-order so I ended up at what may be the dingiest, smelliest, most disgusting public toilet in my town. Let me tell you it was not a pleasant experience actually putting he sign up but it was still fun. Me and my friends had a good laugh about it afterwards.

I had a good time doing this bucket but I would only classify it as a partial success because due to the nature of the public toilet, i have doubts that anybody will actually see it. I might actually do this one again with decent signage and a nice public toilet. Nevertheless though, I’m going to tick this one of the list. Let me know if anyone else has more success than me doing this bucket.

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#22 Start a blog

#22 Start a blog

Well obviously I have already started this one. This is my blog. Enjoy 🙂

I also have another blog – my year in china. Its my blog depicting how I am going to raise £5400 to fund a gap year in volunteering in China. Though it may not be your cup of tea unless you are actually doing any fundraising (i love blogs like this just now because I can relate to them but if you’re not fundraising you probably won’t read that sort of thing). However in a year when i actually go on the gap year it will change and I’ll start posting about all the great times I have volunteering in China. Hope you enjoy.

I hope you start to blog about your summer experiences because it’s definitely worthwhile. Let me know if any of you have a summer bucket list blogs

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The First Bucket

#23 Change my alarm clock so it plays the James Bond theme song. Now I’ll have a reason to do a ninja roll out of bed every morning

So I thought I’d start off with an easy bucket to get me going and the James Bond theme bucket sounded like the perfect one to do that. After downloading the song yesterday I set it to go off this morning and I have to say waking up to that song was amazing. I am someone who really struggles to get up in the morning but the chance to do a ninja roll out of bed made it all worth it. My ninja roll did go a little wrong and I almost fell on my face but it was still fantastic especially when I danced about like an idiot afterwards pretending to be James Bond. It was an amazing way to wake up and it has put me in a really good mood today. I’m actually looking forward to getting up tomorrow which is an alien concept to me. Plus this should help me with bucket #4 – Get up before 9.00 everyday.

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