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.
So on my radar in no particular order….
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. ✔ DONE
Captain a barge on the Canal du Midi in southern France for a mellow autumn cruise with my good
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.
Take in the peace, order and serenity of a Japanese Zen garden.
Become a Grandfather (soon)! October, 2017.✔ DONE
Mess my hair up in an Austin Seven Nippy.
Watch a Greek Island sunset with my best friend (she knows who I mean).
Design and create our own herbaceous border.
Write a Hyde Family History journal for my children.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Sit down and admire the scenery at 200mph on a bullet train.
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.
Take my camera and visit Japan during Sakura (blossoms) and the Koyo font (autumn colours).
Complete the 5 day Abel Tasman walk/kayak. Two sections completed. Good enough for me. ✔ DONE
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 my 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe and maybe spin those rear tyres just a little.