Skip to main content

Creating a Life List

After reading a few blogger's life lists recently, I decided to create one of my own.
Wow, it's not easy when there's a world of possibilities. I doubt I will get to all of them
but it is fun to dream.

I am putting some things on the list that are definitely doable and some that aren't. I'm enjoying just thinking about it.

I am not ready to post the complete life list yet because it is not finished. Here are a few of the items on my list:

A stay at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. I just watched a documentary about this and it was fascinating.


Everything is made of ice. The walls, the beds, all the furniture.

Doesn't that look dreamy?  It is supposed to be very warm under the bedding.

I have never been to Sweden or any of the Scandinavian countries. This would be a trip of a lifetime. So of course it goes on the bucket list.

I have to say most of the items on the list are travel related.  Here's another one:

Photographing snow monkeys in Japan.

Another item on the list?  Dinner in a lighthouse. And after tomorrow night I can cross this off my list.
I'll blog about my experience later in the week.

Anyone want to create a life list/bucket list and share it with me?


Marie said…
Welcome to Sweden Elaine!
Let me know if you ever plan a trip and I will be happy to provide for you some recommendations.
I can't wait to hear about the dinner! Now this, too, is on my bucket list!

I am deathly afraid of monkeys. Even this picture gave me the chills.

Fete et Fleur said…
What an amazing hotel. I'm not sure I could handle the cold, but what an adventure. I love that you want to photograph snow monkeys, and I can't wait to here about your dinner!

Elle Dreams said…
I love your blog and am now following you.

Popular posts from this blog

Appleton Farms- Farm to Table and more

Friday night I rushed home from work, fed the kitties, changed my clothes and picked up my sister at her house. I couldn't wait to head up to Ipswich, MA and Appleton Farms for their farm to table dinner.  As soon as we pulled into the entrance of the property, all the tensions of the day went away.

The weather was cool, a perfect temperature for outdoor dining, live music and lawn games. What a peaceful setting.

The sign said play & have fun. I did not know how much fun we really would have.

Here's a view from the field. The tables were ready outside and there were more inside the barn.

Fences and stone walls encircled the field and property. Hay bales were set up as seating for listening to the live entertainment for the evening.

The band was named The Austin Torpedoes. They were wonderful. We really enjoyed their performance.

Lemonade was available at a self serve station. You could buy beer or wine from the Ipswich Ale Brewery Truck. Yes, the spiggots were right on …

Summer Bucket List 2016

It's a little late in the season but I have finally created my Summer Bucket List. I don't have too much on it. I do reserve the right to add some events if something really cool comes up.

Here they are in no particular order:

1.  Hull Illumination Night- illumination of Hull Harbor, Hull, MA   7/30
2.  Fourth of July fireworks and parade- Wakefield, MA   7/4 Done
3.  Farm to Table dinner- Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA  7/8  Done
4.  Daytrip to Brewster, MA and Susan Branch book signing   7/28 Done
5.  Lobster BLT @ Stonewall Kitchen, York, ME  9/1 Done
6.  Attend a Waterfire lighting, Providence, RI 7/23
7.  Play skeeball and view the fireworks at Hampton Beach, NH  July or August
8.  Melrose Summer Stroll- Melrose, MA 7/29 Done
9.  Rockport illumination night and fireworks- Rockport, MA  8/16
10. Dinner at the Colony Hotel at sunset- Kennebunkport, ME  August

I plan to post about these events as the Summer progresses. How about you? What's on your Summer Bucket List?

Embracing the season-my Autumn checklist

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I am speaking of my favorite season Fall. We are in the thick of it now and it is fabulous! It's not quite peak foliage but we are getting there.

Here are my reasons to embrace Fall.

1.  Outdoor dining- Those early Fall days are even better than in Summer. Cooler temps make it more comfortable sitting in the sun and the scene is more colorful. In late Fall, I switch to sitting by fireplaces whenever I can.

2. Old graveyards- I am strangely drawn to old graveyards in the Fall. Maybe it's because most graveyards have fantasticly colorful trees and I just notice them more in Fall. Or perhaps it's the Halloween connection.

We have some very old graveyards in New England and they are definitely worth a visit.
You could even take a historic graveyard or ghost tour. There is a graveyard tour in my hometown in two weeks.

3. An Autumn Walk- What's better than an Autumn walk around your neighborhood?

I love to pick up some colorful …