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Back to the bucket list!

29 Dec

So, it has been just over 3 years since my last blog post! Very very poor show on my part!!

It seems working life has gotten in the way of my blogging.  I have, however, been incredibly lucky to have taken up a social media role as a career. So, although I’ve been quiet here, I’ve made a lot of noise elsewhere 😉

I intend to make up for my absence and crack back on with my life list, and fill you in on a couple of items I have managed to cross off the list while I’ve been AWOL!


Reindeer Cookies

5 Dec

There is a slight “artists impression” thing going on with the cookies I baked today! But I feel they resemble reindeers enough for me to be able to cross them off my Christmas Bucket List!

What do you think?


I actually made some with brown noses too, but they just look like evil bears (see top right of photo below)!!!


A Christmas related Bucket List

3 Dec

After a six month gap in blogging, I am getting back on track with a Christmas related “Bucket List”.

I have put together a list of 10 activities to get Ollie and I into the festive spirit, without drinking too many spirits!!

  1. Watch a Christmas Movie
  2. Have a photo taken with Santa
  3. Make Mulled Wine
  4. Kiss under the Mistletoe
  5. Give a Christmas Gift Donation
  6. Make Popcorn String decorations
  7. Explore the neighbourhood for Christmas Lights
  8. Make Reindeer Cookies
  9. Go Ice Skating
  10. Make a Gingerbread House

What is on your Christmas Bucket List?

Learning to love fish plus Anchovies does not work!

3 May

If learning to love fish means eating anchovies, me and this life list are gonna fall out!!

Whilst I am very much enjoying the food here in South East Asia, every now and again you crave western food, or at least something that does not contain rice or noodles!

Such an occasion arose in Ho Chi Minh and I desperately craved a salad for lunch, and so ordered a Caesar Salad (described as being salad with chicken and croutons).

What arrived was a plate with 4 iceberg lettuce leaves laid out in the centre, atop of them was a pile of fried chicken pieces, sprinkled with cubes of bread, all of it swimming in a centimetre deep of oily dressing, and then the whole lot was covered in . . . . ANCHOVIES!!

The salty, fishy taste was disgusting, and was on everything!

Yep, learning to love fish is not going to go particularly well, if it has anything to do with anchovies!