My Bucket List – 7/26 Completed

First item on my bucket list is taking out the top prize in a Bonus Bonds draw real soon.
Going to need the money to fund my extensive bucket list items.
bonus-bonds

So on my radar in no particular order….

Own and go cruising on a brand new Royal Enfield Continental GT.

Own and go cruising on a brand new Royal Enfield Continental GT.

Buy a gorgeous Miniature Schnauzer to be a companion for me, Deb & Archie.

Buy a gorgeous Miniature Schnauzer to be a companion for me, Deb & Archie. ✔ DONE

Captain a barge on the Canal du Midi in southern France for a mellow autumn cruise with my good lady.

Captain a barge on the Canal du Midi in southern France for a mellow autumn cruise with my good
lady.

Climb the hills behind Purau on a summers day to enjoy this view of Canterbury, the Southern Alps, Lyttelton harbour & Banks Peninsula.

Climb the hills behind Purau on a summers day to enjoy this view of Canterbury, the Southern
Alps, Lyttelton harbour & Banks Peninsula. ✔ DONE

Watch the Monaco Grand Prix from a great vantage point on a luxury yacht.

Watch the Monaco Grand Prix from a great vantage point on a luxury yacht.

Take in the peace, order and serenity of a Japanese Zen garden.

Take in the peace, order and serenity of a Japanese Zen garden.

Become a Grandfather (soon)!

Become a Grandfather (soon)! October, 2017.✔ DONE

Mess my hair up in an Austin Seven Nippy.

Mess my hair up in an Austin Seven Nippy.

Watch a Greek Island sunset with my best friend (she knows who I mean).

Watch a Greek Island sunset with my best friend (she knows who I mean).

Design and create our own herbaceous border.

Design and create our own herbaceous border.

Write a Hyde Family History journal for my children.

Write a Hyde Family History journal for my children.

Get up close to some Zebras (and elephants & lions) on an African safari.

Get up close to some Zebras (and elephants & lions) on an African safari.

Make a record of all that has gone from my life in Christchurch before the earthquakes like the church (St Stephens) Debra and myself were married in back in 1981.

Make a record of all that has gone from my life in Christchurch before the earthquakes like the
church (St Stephens) Debra and myself were married in back in 1981.

Grow my famous Uncle John Greek tomatos in my very own Victorian glasshouse.

Grow my famous Uncle John Greek tomatos in my very own Victorian glasshouse.

Take a road trip across the United States in one of these mighty motels on wheels (before peak oil hopefully ’cause they don’t get many miles to the gallon).

Take a road trip across the United States in one of these mighty motels on wheels (before peak oil
hopefully ’cause they don’t get many miles to the gallon).

Design & build our own rural dream home.

Design & build our own rural dream home.

Breakfast in Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Fresh croissants and tartine bread with a strong café au lait to set us up for a day of Parisian adventures.

Breakfast in Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Fresh croissants and tartine bread with a strong café au lait to set us up for a day of Parisian adventures.

Organise a fun family get together with all my children and their partners. Somewhere tropical with lots of activities. Not really a Tick but ….. in the planning stages for winter, 2017.

Organise a fun family get together with all my children and their partners. Somewhere tropical with lots of activities.
Kaiteriteri, Jan 2017. ✔ DONE

Give the old legs a stretch completing some of the Banks Peninsula walking tracks.

Give the old legs a stretch completing some of the Banks Peninsula walking tracks.

Sit down and admire the scenery at 200mph on a bullet train.

Sit down and admire the scenery at 200mph on a bullet train.

Learn meditation in motion. Find serenity and inner peace through Tai Chi.

Learn meditation in motion. Find serenity and inner peace through Tai Chi. ✔ DONE

Have some fun progressing my photography hobby with my trusty Olympus C-770 camera.

Have some fun progressing my photography hobby with my trusty Olympus C-770 camera.

Take my camera and visit Japan during Sakura (blossoms) and the Koyo font (autumn colours).

Take my camera and visit Japan during Sakura (blossoms) and the Koyo font (autumn colours).

Complete the 5 day Abel Tasman walk/kayak.

Complete the 5 day Abel Tasman walk/kayak. Two sections completed. Good enough for me. ✔ DONE

Mini Cooper S Convertible

A day of sunshine, sand and non-stop smiles driving a Mini Cooper S Convertible along the French Riviera.

When only a V8 will do, go cruising in a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe.

When only a V8 will do, go cruising in my 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe and maybe spin those rear tyres just a little.

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