Yes, it's me here, Sofia! Donald and I are back because she has popped over to Cyprus. For the next four weeks I am selecting my favourite posts. I just have to begin with my bucket list because I had so much fun with it! So, this is the post she first aired in October last year. Read it again, folks, and if you haven't all ready, start your 'do-or-die' list today.
Donald and I have been very busy during the last couple of weeks or so and we have left 'her' to her fancy quizzes, information on October and the book festival BUT we are BACK. For those of you who have not met me yet, I was born Sofia Pemberton. My father always called me Sweet Pea. I had a good and happy childhood with my friend, Miranda. I was a nurse and that was where I made a big mistake or was it? Did I just lead the life I was born to lead? Was I really destined to marry Derek?
Derek was a control-freak and one day I realised that I no longer had a life of my own. HE dictated what I wore, and HE forbade me to wear make up. HE, isolated me in our home or rather our clinical establishment. It was my duty as his wife to obey him and look after our children.
In desperation, I visited a clairvoyant. I replayed the tape recording many times but there was no escaping it. I was going to die in a few months time and so I decided to change my life. Suddenly, when death is staring you in the face, life takes on a new meaning. I thought about all the things I had wanted to do but somehow never got round to it. The general term is a 'bucket list' but I had my own terminology, 'Do or die list'.
I am going to share this list with you:
1. Make a will.
2. Act and dress as Lady Godiva.
3. Take tea at the Ritz.
4. Be pampered at a health spa.
5. Travel on the Orient Express.
6. Spend Hogmanay in Edinburgh.
7. Spend a night in a Haunted House.
8. Ride in a hot air balloon or do a parachute jump.
9. Visit a casino.
10. Shopping trip to New York.
11. Visit Athens and the Acropolis.
12. Join the Mile High Club.
13. Break all the Commandments.
14. Walk a mile along the Equator.
Well, those were my first 14, later I added some more. That's the great thing about such a list... you just keep adding to it.
15. Commit arson.
16. Experience Tantric sex.
17. Visit Santa in Lapland. (That was going to be a treat for my children)
18. Write letters to those left behind and prepare presents for the children up to their 18th birthdays.
19. Be Robin Hood, take from the rich and give to the poor.
I had a lot of fun doing the things on this list before I died. Although, sadly, I did not complete it. However, I finished it after my sad demise.
Today, I urge you to make a bucket list AND if possible, share it with us.
If you want to know more about me and my family, we are in Look After Each Other and Sofia's Legacy. 'She' has copies or we can be found in book shops and on the Internet at a place called Amazon, (I thought that was a river) and Barnes and Noble.
Thought for the week: In this world, nothing can be said to be certain but death and taxes. (Benjamin Franklin 1789)